Jun 2, 2010

Adoption-Eating-Recipe...Goat Meat

There is another first here, besides adopting an older waiting child from Ethiopia, I cooked my first goat! Goat is a very common meat in Ethiopia.  Oft times you see the goats wandering around in the street, some with paint on their backside, meaning, they are for sale.

Being a vegetarian myself, I have to say, I haven't a goat clue.  Honestly, as a child I had a pet goat.  But my daughter said she like goat meat, so my Knight ran to the butcher and brought some home for me to cook.


Well, I chose to slow cook it.  I added some berbere, some red onions, a bit of wine vinegar, water, a tiny bit of brown mustard, salt and parsley.  I covered it with aluminum foil and cooked it for about 6 hours in a 250 degree oven. 

Princess Sweetness and I shredded it off the bone, when it was cool enough to handle.  We served it with homemade injera (yes, we make it almost daily now!) and some lentils. 

They said it tasted a mix between chicken and pork- and wasn't gamey as expected either.  My youngest son (King Bonkie-6) LOVED it.  The meat-heads (as we lovingly call them...) said it was very good.  I bet it would be great in a slow cooker or if it was cooked in a pressure cooker.  It tends to be a chewier meat, in case you are curious!  I don't own either, but let me know if you try it this way. 

 I am still afraid of pressure cookers, as my Papa got burned from one when I was a child.  My sister in loves dad, had to go to the hospital for weeks when his *blew up*...I've been told they are safer these days?

Next, to share is our journey on making injera in America...which is quite the adventure to say the least.


Anonymous said...

I've never eaten goat, but I have no problem with eating it. I heard it was similar to venison but without the wild taste. I, personally love venision and found I like bear meat, too! Hah!

Leslie said...

Oh, I love this post. My mom raises goats for both meat and milk, and my children are raising meat goats for 4-H this year. I personally have never tried their meat yet, but I think I'm getting brave enough that I'll give it a try the next time we have some.

ElleBee said...

I love Ethiopian food. I can't wait to see your injera adventures! :)

Amie said...

Just curious--why are you a vegetarian?

I was a vegetarian all through high school (until I became pregnant and craved chicken every day) but I received a lot of gripe from my Christian friends, saying that I would somehow offend God from not eating mean, His gift to us. Last time I checked, plants were a gift too, no?

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"Indescribable" said...

Can you teach me how to make injera? I have teff!

Tari said...

We had some dear ones visiting from Ethiopia last week. I didn't roast goat for them nor did I have any teff to make injera. I did make some naan (grilled Indian flat bread) which they loved. Will be looking forward to your injera recipe. My hubby and oldest son leave for Ethiopia in three weeks. Much anticipation to see what God will do! I am continuing to pray for you and your family.

Amrita said...

In India goat meat or mutton is very popular. WQe make mutton curry, quite easy to make. You can google mutton curry.

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