Abercrombie's Goat Page
The goat is a domestic animal usually bred for milk. Numerous recipes and dishes use goats cheeses and goat meat is regaining its popularity in the west. Have you ever eaten goat meat? Or cooked it? Wonderful stuff!!!
Goat meat is fairly firm and well flavoured. The meat is often marinated and then roasted grilled, braised or stewed (see methods of cookery). The male goat (French bouc) is usually only eaten as a kid because it gets tough as it ages and is then only suitable for slow methods of cookery.
The French word for butchers is boucherie, which comes from the term for a young goat; goats were a common food for the poor in Europe. They are still commonly eaten around the world and there is something of a revival and growing popularity in the US and UK as tastes broaden
Goat Meat can be treated much like lamb. If it is young it is best eaten slightly pink, The older it is the more suitable a marinade (red wine, garlic, onions, herbs) is to tenderise and the slower the cooking should be. If in doubt braising the goat in a low oven with its marinade for several (approx 2) hours till tender then reducing and thickening the cooking liquor with a little cornflour, may be safest.
Goat meat has "no smell unless it's a buck in rut just as buck deer in rut have a musk smell from the oil produced by the scent glands... young goat meat from neutered males doesn't develop any smell because the musk glands never have a chance to develop and the females that are butchered have no smell either". So those of you who have a copy of Larousse Gastronomique..... its wrong!
Otherwise you might want to try one of the recipes left
Also try some of these great goat links:
You can buy goat meat, cheese and milk from this centre
CYBER GOATS Your internet doorway to the caprine world...
Goat breeding information and the goat game! Check out the goat sounds!
resources for the goat world or if you want to buy goat in bulk!
more goat information and links
A manic goat site
a goat bleat - may be in bad taste on this page?