goat

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  1. cjm1

    cjm1

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    I have been asked to prepare a three course dinner using goat as the main ingredient. I have decided on a roast vegetable and goats cheese tart for entree. Want something impressive for main, any sugestions? Desert? I haven't worked with goat before, so I would appreciate any advice / ideas.
     
  2. chefhow

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    I used to do a Red Wine braised Cabrito served over Risotto pretty regularly on my menu and it sold well.

    Goat is pretty gamey and grassy so maybe a Spit Roasted Leg that is de-boned and butterflied,  marinated in orange, onion and garlic paste, tequila, cilantro, Serrano or Jalapeno and S&P. 

    For the app or first course maybe meatballs or skewered and marinated or even ground with caramelized onion and garlic in a tart.

    For the dessert do a sweet and savory Goat Milk Cheese cake or a Ricotta and Goat Cheese Cheese cake. 

    Good Luck, it sounds like a fun dinner.
     
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    Goat Biryani with Eggplant Boorani, a Parsnip and Raisin Raita, and a Punjabi Pickle of Cauliflower, Turnips and Carrots

    Goat Shank Osso Bucuo with a fire roasted Tomato Sauce and served on a bed of White Cheddar Polenta
     
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    Goat's Milk Mozzarella with Bulls' Blood Micro Greens, Lemon Cucumbers, Bread & Butter Pickled Onions, and Arugula Pesto

    Chevre, Cracked Black Pepper, and Basil Ice Cream with fresh Strawberries and a Honey drizzle
     
  5. cjm1

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    Thanks, great ideas !

    You have given me lots to think about.

    Can't decide wether to braise or roast, which will give a better result ? May be braising?
     
  6. rbandu

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    Goat's lean and stringy...I'd actually maybe grill it for some char, then braise it.  Just my 2 cents.
     
  7. cjm1

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    Well the " goat dinner " is over and was a huge success.

    Decided to grill, then braise ( thanks RBandu ) worked well.

    Couldn't have been happier with the result , really tender and full of flavour

    Ended up doing a  goat rogan josh , basmati rice, cucumber and tomato raita and chapatti

     
     
  8. jb bannister

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    I am big on doing Jerk Goat.  I marinate it over night and cook it asado over wood fire.  People seem to love it and it is very easy.  I serve it on soft taco shells and [​IMG]
     
  9. ferryman

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    CONGRATULATIONS ON THE SUCCESS OF YOUR DINNER!

    The last time I had goat was while I was traveling in the Marquesa Islands and was amazed when I read about your last culinary venture.  For future reference, when I was in French Polynesia, they usually stewed goat in coconut milk similar to braising, as it can be so tough.  The results were quite tender but had a residual 'gaminess', something I found unappealing.  Perhaps, if they marinated the goat in wine...

    If you want an interesting vacation, try taking the freighter, Aranui, that sails regularly (?) from Tahiti to the Marquesas; it delivers mail and freight as well as providing an inter-island ferry service for the Marquesans.  The food onboard is superb (after all, you are still technically in France!) but dining while in port can be a culinary awakening.  Goat was NOT served onboard but we did sample it at the various island stops; the freighter trip was about 1-1/2 weeks.  I treasured every moment of that experience and would do it again in an instant!  :)
     
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  10. cjm1

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    Looks awesome, great setup JB Bannister, thanks for the picture

    Thanks Ferryman, sounds like an amazing holiday,
     
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