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Suggestions for cooking a kid (baby goat)


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Suggestions for cooking a kid (baby goat)

alanbarnes | Jun 8, 2009 08:44 PM

Okay, so this may be a little out there, but any recommendations will be appreciated.

A friend who raises milk goats just dispatched two male kids. They were 8 weeks old and not yet weaned. She can't bring herself to eat them, and so is sending one my way. I'm expecting an intact carcass that has been gutted and skinned, with the head and hooves removed.

My first thought is to brine the little guy and grill him over low heat. We're talking about meat that hasn't had a chance to build up any fat, so it will probably dry out quickly. Maybe throw some lime juice and cumin into the brine? (Although that would technically make it a marinade...)

On the other hand, maybe some of the bigger cuts (shoulders, legs) would be better as a stew. Would something like Jamaican curry goat be too assertive for a delicate milk-fed kid?

There are a surely lot of ways to do this right, but it's such a rare opportunity that I want to make the most of it. Ideas?

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