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Sep 30, 2010 08:38 AM

Bought goat meat at the farmers market....Now What?!?!?!

Hello All,

I was recently at a farmers market and bought a pack of cubed goat meat. Any ideas on how to prepare this? TIA.

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  1. Bone-in, that makes a terrific braise. Usually I would turn it into kaldereta, but there are also great Jamaican goat curry recipes that might entice you.


        I've been wanting to try this but can't find goat meat anywhere. I love Jamaican Curries. She also has a recipe for Rice & Peas on her website that would be perfect with this.

        1. If you like curry, goat is the perfect vehicle for it. Here's a recipe I like: If you want to try something else, there's a quite a few recipes here:

          1. Do you happen to know if it was labeled as a certain cut?

            I'm thinking it's probably stew meat....but could have also been cubed for kabobs (in which case you have other cooking methods to explore.)

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            1. re: 4Snisl

              It was labeled stew meat. I was trying to find something along the lines of a red wine braise.

              1. re: Rippin200

                I think you're going to want something a little bigger...goat tends to be fairly assertive, and a little tough unless it's a very young goat.

                It marries incredibly well with the spices of the tropics..which don't have to be HOT to be spicy -- the curry goat I've had usually has a kick to it, but it's nowhere close to hot and spicy.

                Curry goat, rice and peas, bread pudding...washed down with an ice-cold ginger beer. Irie.

                1. re: Rippin200

                  Try this: marinate your goat in vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic while you slice onions, potatoes, carrots and mince garlic. When you're ready, dry the goat and brown it in olive oil. Set aside and saute onions, garlic and tomato paste. Add red wine and tomato sauce, paprika, perhaps some cumin and red pepper, bay leaf, parsley and your goat. Braise until tender. Before serving, add vegetables to the pot to cook through. I like to also add peas at the very end. Some people include olives.

                  Add the braising liquid to breadcrumbs and whisk before reintroducing the slurry to the pot to thicken the sauce.