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Goat: any favorite recipes/preps?

Well, Greenling has some TX goat and it'll be in my hands Wednesday afternoon, so excited! I love goat dishes in restaurants but have never done my own. Getting 2# stew meat and a couple of shanks.

I have a number of ideas and am certainly searching the web for more recipes (have already checked out CH), but just wondering if anyone has a pet recipe or favored addition/flavoring?

(I'm very comfortable with lamb and can apply those ideas also, but was looking for goatniks too. :)

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  1. I have made loin chops but never stew meat or shank. So I can't offer specific advice. What I can say is goat is very lean and it is prone to drying out if overcooked. I think moist heat is likely to get good results.

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    1. re: ChrisOfStumptown

      Good info. Crockpots are already standing by. :)

    2. Curry goat Jamaican style with peas,rice and fried plantain.Washed down with a Stripe.

      1. Search online for a recipe for Seco de Chivo. It's an ecuadorian dish of goat braised in beer with cilantro, tomatoes, peppers and other spices. I've used shanks in it before but stew meat would also work.

        1. The Filipino goat stew known as kaldereta/caldereta will blow your socks off if you enjoy slow-coked flavors. The tangy and rich tomato sauce which should blanket your stew meat is enriched with a little liver, which adds layers of flavor and body.

          1. A friend of mine from Greece makes a recipe similar to this; she does not omit the cinnamon, uses olive oil and copious oregano!

            http://kopiaste.org/2008/01/arni-or-k...

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            1. re: pinehurst

              There is a Vietnamese goat curry that is very soupy and can be served over noodles or with rice or bread. Very tasty. Whatever you do, note that goat takes hours and hours to become tender.