Got pressed for time last night, so I rummaged around in the freezer for some smoked and pulled goat leg quarter. A little warmup, and it made a great quick meal! I thought I'd snap a quick pic before devouring these sammies. Goat is my favorite smoked meat, bar none. I raise it, and last night I ate it. And it was GOOOOOD!!!
never had goat or lamb...but i will try anything once....looks like pork to me....
22.5 Generic (gettin ready to be dismantle for the Drum) Kettle Grill
Weber 22.5 Performer
Boomer Sooner Drum
Various Cast Iron Skillets and Dutch Ovens
A-MAZE-N 6X6 Smoker
I love goat but would never have thought bout smoking it.
Any tips at all?
This is not cabrito, which is really kids that have been pulled from their mamas and processed. I do mine at 6-8 months of age, when I get better yield and yet still have young, sweet meat with not a hint of gamey flavor.
Goat is best when slow cooked, though I do goat chops on the Weber or gasser all the time and they come out tender. The secret to that is the marinade!
On the smoker, goat quarters or hams or however you might get yours are simple to do, really just about like pork butts. The ribs work out about the same way as baby backs. You gotta be careful on cooking time on the ribs, or good with the foil, or both. They are easy to get overdone and dry. But done right, oh my gosh, they are good.
I coat my quarters well with el cheapo Italian dressing, then slather on brown suger right out of the bag. Sometimes I use black and cayenne papper if I am of a mood to have some heat to them. But usually, I like them sweet. Then on to the smoker. I'm personally limited on salt intake, but for someone who is not, a few passes with a shaker prior to smoking will satisfy that craving.
Here's some leg quarters and ribs on my smoker, just on the grate and ready to go. This has four hams, two on each end, and ribs in the middle. The ribs in front had been coated with Frank's Red Hot sauce, an experiment I did. Real simple. Real good.
Goat is much lower in fat and higher in Omega-3 oils than beef, especially if it is all grass-fed, as mine is. Goat is the most-eaten meat on the planet, and there's a reason -- it is good!