Goat Meat Casserole

Goat Meat Casserole

What are your thoughts about goat meat?

Would you eat it?

Most people have heard of goat milk and goat cheese and have used these ingredients in their recipes.  When they hear about goat meat, there is a big tasteful look, they wrinkle their nose and they say “NO” very fast and furious.   Many countries use goat meat in their cuisine, but very few American’s eat it.  Why?   Is it because they are cute or just because most American’s have never thought about eating it?

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Goat is one of leanest meat.   For this reason if not cooked right it may taste tough.  With it being very lean it has less calories then beef.  Although it is lower in fat and calories then many other meats, it has the same amount of protein.

Goat is a popular meat of Togo, West Africa and it is there that I got my first taste of this delicious meat.  We often make Goat Soup to eat with rice or FuFu.  Not long ago we found  ground goat meat and made Goat Burgers that were awesome ~ I am not sure if I will eat Beef Burgers again.  The latest meal we have eaten with this meat is a Goat Casserole.  My husband had found this recipe on a package of frozen goat cube that he bought.

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Goat Meat Casserole

Goat Meat Casserole/ Daily Dish Magazine #goatmeat
  • Author: Marlys (This and That)

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 lbs goat cubes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 9 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 9 oz asparagus, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • salt and pepper

Marinade

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • 2 tbsp chicken stock powder ( I used 1 chicken maggi cube)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce ( I used 2 tbsp Maggi Liquid)

Instructions

  1. Place goat cube in a bowl with 1/2 cup of white wine. Mix well and let marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a colander after 20 minutes and wash with hot water.
  3. Combine ingredients of marinade and mix with goat cube in a bowl. Marinade for 30 minutes.
  4. Add olive oil to medium pot on medium high heat. Once hot add onions and garlic and cook until brown.
  5. Add goat meat and marinade and fry over medium high heat for 3 to 5 minutes until meat is seared.
  6. Add chicken broth, bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer.
  7. Add mushrooms, carrot and asparagus and simmer for 25 minutes.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve over steamed rice or bread.

Notes

  • We found that the vegetable were very soft, next time we will simmer the meat for 10 minutes and then add the vegetables for the last 15 minutes.

 

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