A delicious goat meat recipe to add to your repertoire

Name: Taso (Fried goat)

Eaten in: Haiti

Foodie: Gen

What would you think about treating yourself with an unusual meat, goat, for a special occasion? Taso might just be your best pick! Taso is not a basic dish in Haiti as goat meat can be expensive. Some people replace goat meat with beef but having tasted the two options, I have to admit that goat meat is my favourite. As it is the case for almost all Haitian meat dishes, you can you have taso with rice and red beans (Diri ak pois coles), pressed double-fried plantains (Banan pese) and spicy pickled vegetables (Pikliz). So if you are able to find good, affordable goat meat in your neighbourhood, do no hesitate to try this recipe!

Taso (Fried goat)

Serves 4-6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Meal type Main Dish

Ingredients

  • 1kg of goat meat (shoulder), (cut into 1 to 3 cm cubes)
  • 1/2 cup of shallots, (chopped)
  • 3/4 cups of orange juice
  • 1 large onion, (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of lime or lemon juice
  • 4 to 8 garlic cloves, (chopped)
  • 1 green and 1 red bell peppers, (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup of bitter orange and lemon juice
  • Grinded cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of parsley
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil

Optional

  • 1 red hot pepper, (chopped (optional))

Directions

1. One day prior to cooking your meat, put all ingredients except the oil in a large pot; add water if the amount of juice is insufficient to cover the meat and allow the marinade to sink in overnight in the refrigerator

2. Drain the mixture and allow the meat pieces to dry a little

3. In a small pot, add the oil and fry the goat until it is dark on the outside yet tender on the inside

4. A little piece of advice: As goat meat is usually very tender, it does not need to be boiled prior to frying. However when substituting beef for goat, your meat might need to be pre-cooked (boiling) before the frying step.

 

A little piece of advice: As goat meat is usually very tender, it does not need to be boiled prior to frying. However when substituting beef for goat, your meat might need to be pre-cooked (boiling) before the frying step.

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Comments

    • Tropical Foodies says

      Hi Miss Berry, thanks for your comments. Did you boil the goat meat when you tried? I never had to so I am curious to hear about your experience.

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