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Title: Goat Meat
Post by: HaagenDazs on July 17, 2010, 10:38:43 AM
I picked up some goat meat at the Roswell Riverside Market this morning.  I had been in contact with the very nice folks raising it, Don and Maggie Mills at Mollyville Farms near Jackson, GA, so I was excited that they got their meat to the market this morning.  It is a big hurtle for a small farm such as theirs to get all the necessary permits to transport and sell their meat at markets like this.  For those in the area, stop by and grab something from them - they also have beef and pork, but I'm always looking for something different to try so I picked up some ground goat meat, goat chops, and a shoulder roast.  This will be my first time cooking goat though I have enjoyed it many times at Mexican and Indian places.  Any suggestions?  I think I'm going to smoke roast the shoulder and serve it with some Zocalo salsa, tortillas and some garden tomato salad. 

I thought they had a small website but the link below is all I can find now...

http://www.localharvest.org/mollyville-farms-M35923
Title: Re: Goat Meat
Post by: The_Scientist on July 17, 2010, 10:58:32 AM
First thing I thought of was vindaloo.  FG has made it with chicken and pork, and it was great both times.  Look for her recipe posted elsewhere.

We also had goat with mufongo at Pura Vida, which was fabulous.  Not sure how to manage mufongo at home though.
Title: Re: Goat Meat
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on July 17, 2010, 11:52:19 AM
I picked up some goat meat at the Roswell Riverside Market this morning.  I had been in contact with the very nice folks raising it, Don and Maggie Mills at Mollyville Farms near Jackson, GA, so I was excited that they got their meat to the market this morning.  It is a big hurtle for a small farm such as theirs to get all the necessary permits to transport and sell their meat at markets like this.  For those in the area, stop by and grab something from them - they also have beef and pork, but I'm always looking for something different to try so I picked up some ground goat meat, goat chops, and a shoulder roast.  This will be my first time cooking goat though I have enjoyed it many times at Mexican and Indian places.  Any suggestions?  I think I'm going to smoke roast the shoulder and serve it with some Zocalo salsa, tortillas and some garden tomato salad. 

I thought they had a small website but the link below is all I can find now...

http://www.localharvest.org/mollyville-farms-M35923

I have a recipe for Stoba...  it is a fiery hot recipe that I'll hunt up and provide.. if you don't see it in a day or two remind me..  Good for goat or lamb...

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Title: Re: Goat Meat
Post by: HaagenDazs on July 19, 2010, 10:21:30 AM
Due to the afternoon rains we had yesterday (in Roswell at least) I opted not to grill roast the shoulder, instead simply roast it in the oven.  Not a great option for the middle of July but it was better than dealing with the humidity, heat, and rain...  Anyway, it turned out great.  I probably could have cooked it longer as it was the tiniest bit chewy, but sliced thin for tacos it wasn't a problem at all.  The meat was quite lean but still rich and hearty.  If you like lamb you will like goat but there is a distinct difference in flavor.  Lamb in fact is a much stronger tasting meat in my opinion.  We made simple goat tacos with some corn on the cob and a few sliced garden tomatoes.  At $6.00 per pound it is a wonderful and relatively inexpensive addition to our repertoire. 
Title: Re: Goat Meat
Post by: Jmolinari on August 12, 2010, 08:32:02 AM
I think i want to make some goat meat salame...
Title: Re: Goat Meat
Post by: HaagenDazs on August 18, 2010, 09:59:03 AM
Sounds like a great idea!
Title: Re: Goat Meat
Post by: Jmolinari on August 18, 2010, 10:12:57 AM
yeah, i've been slacking on my curing...once i get back from our trip to the Motherland mid sept. i'm going to get back into it
Title: Re: Goat Meat
Post by: ginny on December 09, 2010, 10:19:44 AM
I have found you need to cook goat meat on a low heat and very slow. Otherwise it tends to be tough. Crock pot or pressure cooker is good for goat meat.