Penang Goat Curry

Pastured goat seared, then slowly simmered in coconut red curry with fried tomatoes, onions and Thai dragon peppers, with fresh ginger, garlic and Kaffir lime leaves..

Goat Curry

Penang Goat Curry

Serves 2

1 pound goat stew meat
2 plum tomatoes, diced
1 small white onion, diced
1 teaspoon freshly-grated ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 red or green chiles
1 tablespoon traditionally-fermented soy sauce
1 tablespoon poivron rouge
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon true cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly-grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves, ground
2 kaffir lime leaves, slivered
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup thick, raw coconut milk
1 cup filtered water
coconut oil or ghee for frying

In Austin, pastured goat and kaffir lime are available from Farmhouse Delivery.

Trim goat meat of fat and silver-skin and cut into 1-inch cubes.  Thoroughly rinse then pat dry.  Heat raw coconut oil or ghee in a heavy skillet over medium heat until the first wisp of smoke appears.  Add the goat and sear until dark brown with a slight surface crustiness.  Transfer meat to a plate.

Stirring frequently, fry tomatoes, onions and chiles until until the onions are translucent and the tomatoes lose some of their moisture.  Add ginger, garlic and dry spices and cook until a thick paste is formed.

Add coconut milk, goat meat and lime leaves and simmer until goat is tender, about 75 minutes.  Stir the pot now and then, adding water as needed to keep it from thickening too much.

Taste for salt, then add chopped cilantro just before serving.

This post is part of The Food Renegade’s Fight Back Friday!

Cabrito Chili-Stuffed Poblano

Mild, pastured Texas cabrito chili with onions, peppers, garlic, tomatoes in a roasted poblano pepper..

Roasted Goat Chili-Stuffed Poblano

Roasted Goat Chili-Stuffed Poblano

Cut a lengthwise strip off one side of a large poblano pepper.  Remove and discard  seed cluster and ribs.

Roast the pepper in a heavy skillet in a 400 degree oven until the pepper begins to blister.  Set aside.

Dice the remaining raw strip of poblano and set aside.

Brown freshly-ground cabrito (young goat) in 2 tablespoons bacon fat or leaf lard. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat.

Add peppers and onions and sauté until vegetables begin to brown.

Add tomatoes, garlic and 1 tablespoon homemade chili base and stir to combine.  Simmer 10 minutes.

Add green onions and cilantro and stir to combine.

Spoon chili mixture into the cavity of the roasted pepper, top with raw goat milk cheddar and roast until pepper is hot and cheese is bubbly, about 10 minutes.

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