When you purchase goat or kid meat from us there are a number of different cuts available, but these are usually very similar to what you will be used to seeing from other meats, such as lamb. One of the most popular options is for diced meat, which can be on or off the bone. This is one of the easiest options to cook.
One of the problems that can occur with goat meat is that, due to the low fat content, the meat can dry out if it is exposed to a high, dry cooking temperature. For the reasons mentioned one of the best ways to cook goat is either in a slow cooker or to cook it with moisture; slow, low temperature cooking in moisture gives some of the best results and provides meat that is rich, full of flavour and remains tender and juicy.
Sometimes getting the right results from your goat meat just means getting the right cuts.
For Roasting – if you want to roast your goat go for tender cuts; a leg, loin, roast or breast will generally roast the best and provide some of the best possible results for your needs. A roasting bag can help to trap in the moisture and help give the right results from your roast too.
CARIBBEAN GOAT KEBABS
1 pound boneless goat loin, cut into 1/2" cubes
In a medium bowl, stir together yogurt, orange juice and all seasonings. Blend well. Add the goat meat cubes to the bowl, stir to coat with the marinade, cover and refrigerate for 4 - 24 hours.
For additional caribbean recipe ideas, see http://www.tastethecaribbean.org
GOAT MEAT CURRY
2kg lean goat meat (shoulder)
Cut meat into small pieces. Pour enough oil into a pan to cover the base and heat well. Add the sliced onion and cook until half browned. Add the cummin, fenugreek, cinnamon and cloves. Cook gently until the onions are browned. Add ginger and crushed garlic, fry for 30 seconds. Add meat and cook until well browned. Reduce heat and cook gently for 10 minutes. Add curry powder, paprika and chilli powder. Add peeled, chopped tomatoes and stir well to combine with other ingredients. Place in an oven-proof dish. Stir in 500mls water and sprinkle cardamon over the top. Cover and simmer for 11/2 to 2 hours. Add more water if necessary during cooking time. Serve with boiled jasmine rice, mango chutney, cucumber mixed with natural yoghurt and poppodums.
GOAT MINCE RISSOLES
500gms goat meat, minced
Add seasonings, sauce and egg to mince, bacon and onion. Mix well. Shape into round rissoles and roll in flour or breadcrumbs. Fry in a pan with hot oil until well cooked. Serve with vegetables or salad.
HERBED OKRA, CHEVON (GOAT MEAT) AND TOMATO STEW
1 1/2 lb fresh okra, cleaned, uncut
This stew was such a breeze to make. Cut the meat in bite size cubes, sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside. To prepare the okra, wash the pods, drain them, remove the cap at an angle as in the picture above as to not puncture the capsule (to avoid the slimey-ness) and set aside. Finely chop the garlic cloves, and roughly chop the tomatoes.
In a large heavy pot, over medium heat, drizzle the olive oil and saute the chevon for 3 minutes, add okra and saute for 3 minutes while stiring occasionally. Add tomatoes, water, half of the cilantro, salt and pepper. Stir together and cover pot. Reduce heat to simmer for 30 minutes. Adjust seasoning, add lemon juice and serve hot. Rice makes a good side.
500gms capretto, cut into small pieces
Fry the meat in butter until slightly brown. Remove from pan. Dice bacon rashers and fry with the sliced onion and mushrooms, adding a little more butter if necessary.Add the flour and cook until brown. Add stock or water and bring to the boil stirring constantly.Place the meat in a casserole dish and add the sauce. Put the peppercorns and Allspice into a muslin bag and place in casserole. Cook slowly in a pre-heated oven at 160C for 2 hours. Remove spice bag and serve.
Rub the meat with olive oil. Sprinkle with herbs, marjoram, rosemary and thyme. Wrap in foil or in a roasting bag, and put in an oven on a medium heat [165C].
Cook for 30 minutes per 500gms of meat, plus 30 minutes. Make a sauce by chopping onions, celery, parsley, thyme and a bay leaf.
Place them in a pan with 750mls of stock or water and simmer for 20 minutes.
Heat 25gms butter in a pan, add 25gms and stir until brown.
Strain the stock and add to the browned flour. Stir until stock thickens, then simmer for 10 minutes.
Everybody loves a good pie whether it be for a snack or as part of a meal. Hot or cold the right pie oozes flavour, smells delicious, looks great and is exceptionally filling. Now we’ve all had mince pies, steak pies, chicken pies and pork pies but have many of you had a goat’s pie? If the answer is no its time to try the delicious meat in your favourite crust; and if the answer is yes…have another!
This particular recipe is easy to follow, easy to make and beautiful to eat.
Prep time – 20 minutes
Cooking time – 1 hour 30 minutes
680g cubed goat meat
1 tablespoon plain flour
1 small chopped onion
10 peeled shallots
226g button mushrooms, halved
2 seeded tomatoes roughly chopped
½ cup red wine
1 teaspoon chopped thyme
Salt and pepper
12 stoned olives
Puff pastry sheets
1. Toss the cubed goat meat in your flour so that they are lightly coated.
2. In a pan heat a little oil and add the meat until browned. Remove and set aside.
3. Using the same pan add a little more oil, add the onion and shallots and cook until softened.
4. Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
5. Add the tomatoes, red wine, thyme and a pinch of salt and pepper.
6. Cover the pan and allow to cook for 40 minutes.
7. Add the olives and allow to cook for a further 5 minutes before setting aside to cool down.
8. Once cool place your mix into a pie dish and spread out evenly.
9. Cover with the puff pastry and trim off any edges.
10. Using the thumb push the pastry to the side of the dish around its entire perimeter.
11. Cut a small slit into the top of the pie
12. Using egg or milk glaze the pastry
13. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 400°F/200°Celcius/Gas Mark 6 until golden brown and piping hot
14. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving.