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Goat Ribs...Any recipes?

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chirs Aug 7, 2010 06:52 PM

I bought two racks of goat ribs at the farmers market. They're dethawed and I rubbed them with some salt and pepper. I'd love to make some delicious with them tomorrow...but I have no idea where to start.
I love birria tacos...any kind of birria, really; but I'm I'm to anything (although I do have much better access to Mexican ingredients as opposed to Indian).

Any advice?

  1. c oliver Aug 7, 2010 08:04 PM

    I hope some suggestions come here. We're heading to Brazil in a few weeks where we can get goat easily. That sounds so good.

    1. hotoynoodle Aug 8, 2010 11:38 AM

      i like to do braises with ribs. if it's young goat, i'd use white wine, older goat would hold up well to red wine or beer. i brown the meat and remove from the pan. saute aromatics like onions, carrots, bay leaf and garlic. add the meat back to the pan and pour enough liquid in to nearly cover the meat. bring to a simmer, then just let it bubble away til falling off the bone tender.

      again depending on the relative youth of the animal this could take 2 hours or 6. you can strain the cooking liquid and reduce it for a sauce. i often add an acid here, like oj or lemon juice.

      1. chefj Aug 8, 2010 12:21 PM

        You could do Jamaican curry with them the ingredients should be easy to obtain.
        Birria is a great idea as well.
        To do an Indian version you really do not need a lot of specialty ingreadints. Just look for Mutton recipies (goat is ofter called Mutton in India(southern)).

        1. luckyfatima Aug 8, 2010 12:54 PM

          ttp://usgorikakhana.blogspot.com/2009/02/kashmiri-style-ribs-tabak-maaz.html

          This is my typical goat rib recipe.

          1. paulj Aug 8, 2010 02:39 PM

            The goat that I usually get from Indian groceries might be called 'cubed goat', frozen goat that has been cut into cubes on the band saw. As such it includes all sorts of cut bones, some clearly being the shoulder. This makes a great stew or braised meat dish that can have Indian, Mexican, Caribbean, or other character depending on the spices and vegetables. I don't know if the ribs require the same lengthy braise, or whether you get by with something similar to slow roast pork ribs.

            1. DiveFan Aug 9, 2010 02:48 PM

              Hmmm. Around here ribs show up in posole with regularity, probably due to cost and convenience.
              I think you're on the right track with birria ....

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              1. re: DiveFan
                luckyfatima Aug 9, 2010 03:02 PM

                Can u give your pozole recipe? Do you use pork in it as well?

                1. re: DiveFan
                  DiveFan Aug 9, 2010 03:53 PM

                  Sorry if I was unclear - most posole is made with various pork parts but I include some chicken parts as well. I haven't tried goat in posole, yet.

                  As for a recipe, I usually 'wing it', go non-traditional and use pork shoulder and red canned hominy. Posole corn is larger, usually in dried form that requires treatment with cal before cooking. Here's a recipe that is close: http://www.chow.com/recipes/28152-poz...
                  I'd use less hominy, add pork parts, substitute fresh poblano and serrano chiles. Cook until hominy is tender, remove the meat and hominy, blend the broth until smooth and recombine.

                2. luckyfatima Aug 11, 2010 06:19 AM

                  I found this pic of an example of something: sometimes the butcher gives these really gristly and boney goat meat chunks and just a few nice pieces, and to avert that and be sure I get a lot of good meaty pieces, I occasionally make 'curries' with goat ribs. This is roghan josh made in that way that I made a couple months. (yes that really is a centimeter of oil on the top of the Roghan Josh, and it is red from the Kashmiri chile)

                   
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