Cooking with Billy…The Goat

goat

 

Lately my supermarket has started stocking goat meat which I am super excited about! I’m always on the look out for new and interesting proteins to add to my diet and goat is a fabulous meat to cook with.  I read recently that around 80% of meat consumed in the world is goat which means that there must be some fabulous recipes out there! It is also low in cholesterol and saturated fat and high in Iron and B vitamins, all the more reason to add it to your diet.

Goat tastes similar to lamb or mutton but slightly more gamey and best paired with other strong flavors.  Because of its low-fat content it is best cooked on a low heat for a long time with plenty of moisture.  I personally like to put it in my slow cooker as it means I can leave it to do its thing while I get on with my day.  My favorite recipe is to add some rendang paste, a cinnamon stick, some star anise, potatoes and peanuts to a leg of goat and pop it in the slow cooker for at least 12 hours.  Super easy, super tasty and super cheap!

So if you have access to some fabulous goat meat I urge you to give it a try!

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