Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Ask Foodycat



My dear friend Short and Sweet and Sour (who, like all the best sweet things, has the right touch of acidity) has suggested a new section for the blog - Ask Foodycat - where people can email me with their culinary dilemmas. Well. I can do that!

And she has set me my first dilemma - goat, but not curry, easy to moderate degree of difficulty.

Well, SSS, to my mind it has to be Greek-style roast goat. I am assuming that you are talking about quite a young animal (sometimes marketed as capretto), not a stringy old billygoat that you accidentally hit while hooning around Toy Town.

If it is a leg or shoulder, you'd put it in a baking dish with halved potatoes, a slosh of olive oil, the juice of a couple of lemons, a few cloves of garlic and a sprinkling of oregano. You'd season with salt and pepper. You'd cover the tin with foil and make quite a good seal, then you would bake it on quite a low heat - 130-150C for 2 hours or until the meat shreds with a fork and the potatoes are soft and delicious.

If it isn't a joint - cubed leg or shoulder or something - I would make souvlaki. Again lemon and olive oil and garlic, a sliced onion, oregano, salt and pepper, marinade the cubed meat over night, thread onto skewers and grill - preferably over charcoal - until cooked to your taste. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and a big salad.

Hope that helps! Now I need to go and devise an Ask Foodycat logo...

If anyone has a dilemma for Ask Foodycat, email me at foodycat AT fourie HYPHEN online DOT eu but please don't ask me about baking because I really haven't a clue.

11 comments:

SSS said...

You're fast!

Thank you very much. Looks like a trip to the butcher for me.

Alex Rushmer said...

mmmmm, sounds good. A little like Kleftiko.

Thanks for trying to vote, if the site is being annoying then don't waste too much time on it.

Dee said...

We do goat in curry. Very nice :)

Sugar plums are a variety of fresh plums. Mine looked like this (http://catfood.typepad.com/cat_food/images/sugarplums3.jpg) but seemed a little more pointy.

Can't wait for the askfoodycat feature :)

Heather said...

That's a great way to cook goat (err.. both of your suggestions are great). I love goat.

Foodycat said...

I love goat too - especially goat curry! But the woman said no curry. I think a goat biryani would be delicious too.

Esi said...

What a fun new feature! I know in Ghanian cooking people use goat in a lot of different stews.

hot garlic said...

This will be fun, I'll have to think of a real challenge to stump you {if that is even possible after this response!}

mscrankypants said...

Great idea!

I have a hundred and one questions ranging from the stupid (what should I have for dinner tonight?) to the philosophical (the proliferation of 'celebrity' cooks and chefs: good or bad?) but I'll send them as they pop up.

I have never eaten a goat but used to help feed and milk a herd of Anglo Nubian goats at a family friend's dairy. They liked to snack on willow branches (along with everything else within reach, I guess).

Foodycat said...

We had goats when I was growing up too - tockenburg. Just for milking and as pets, we never ate it!

Glad everyone likes the new feature! Hope it works out...

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Hi foodycat. In Spanish, goat is "cabrito". I've had that. And it is good. You are so smart! I'm going to have to learn from you. Good job.

Darius T. Williams said...

Great idea here! Really good idea!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

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