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.
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.
Flavor: The overall impression combining taste, odor, mouthfeel and trigeminal perception.
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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
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! :-)