One of the simplest yet most satisfying meals you can make is a shoulder of meat marinated in aromatic spices and cooked in the oven until it's temptingly tender. This Slow Cooked Goat Shoulder will be the juiciest, most incredible goat roast you have ever had!
It's a foolproof recipe with minimal effort, and such tender meat that wouldn't need a knife to carve it. Give goat a go!
Roasted Goat Meat Cooked to Perfection!
A goat shoulder is a very forgiving cut of meat to work with. Even though it looks fatty, the extra fat, both on the outside and inside of the meat, creates some of the most tender meat you will ever taste.
Shoulder racks are also incredibly succulent, making them ideal for slow-roasting. An excellent way to cook a goat shoulder is to roast it long and slow with aromatic spices.
Most often, goat meat is often seasoned with middle eastern or Caribbean spices, as these cultures have a long history of cooking goat meat to perfection.
Beautifully Flavorsome and Succulent!
Why You Will Love this Recipe!
It's easy. This dish is easy to prepare and the result is tender, juicy, and flavorful goat shoulder.
It tastes amazing. Cooking this goat shoulder slowly breaks down the connecting tissues of the meat, leaving you with an amazingly succulent dinner.
It's good value. Goat shoulder is slightly cheaper than a leg of goat, but cooked the right way it is just as tasty!
What is Goat Shoulder Meat?
Goat meat is a staple in many cultures, including Middle Eastern, North African, and Caribbean cuisines.
Goat shoulder (i.e., a cut from the shoulder muscle) is a cut of meat perfect for braising. It is usually cooked with moist heat to tenderize it. Marinating the shoulder first and slow-cooking it for about two hours will ensure the best results. The shoulder cut is also good for stews but can also be broiled or roasted.
Goat meat is lower in saturated fat and just as high in protein as beef, lamb and chicken, making it a healthy, and delicious, source of red meat.
Goat meat is also tasty and lean. When slowly roasted, cuts such as the shoulder in this recipe produce a rich, juicy, and flavorful dish. Goat shoulder cuts are available bone-in, boneless, or soft-boned.
4 Things You Need to Know About Goat Meat
- Goat is the most eaten meat in the world. It's popular in Africa, South America, Central America, Middle East, India, Australia and New Zealand. More people eat goat than chicken or beef, and surprisingly, goat milk is even more popular than cow's milk worldwide.
- Goat is healthy_ Eating goat meat isn't only popular, but also incredibly healthy. Goat is considered a red meat, but it has less fat and cholesterol than beef or chicken. A 3-ounce serving of goat has only 122 calories, but it packs in 23 grams of protein.
- Goat is environmentally friendly_ Compared to many other meat animals, goats are more environmentally friendly. They are browsers, which means they eat bushes and weeds, rather than just grass. This has a lower environmental impact than grazing animals like cows.
- Goat meat is delicious_ People love goat meat's sweet, slightly gamy taste. It's also versatile. You can eat goat in curries, Mexican dishes, Jamaican stews, or even just between two pieces of bread as a sandwich.
Let's Dig In!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The recipe doesn't require an oven thermometer and you don't need to worry about the internal temperature of the meat. When roasted slowly, the meat is perfectly cooked and falls off the bone easily.
If possible, select a young animal. Remember that the older the animal, the tougher the meat. Then, choose a slow-roasting method, which melts the collagen in the meat and converts it to gelatin, making it tastier and more tender.
When compared to other red meats, goat is sweeter than lamb but less sweet than beef, and it is leaner than both.
Goat meat is a healthier option than other red meats such as beef and lamb. It is naturally lean, nutrient-dense, and has a variety of health benefits. When compared to beef, lamb, or chicken, the meat has less fat, less saturated fat, more iron, and almost the same amount of protein.
A Delicious Meal with Little Work!
Tips to Prep the Perfect Slow Cooked Goat Shoulder
The longer the baking time, the more tender, succulent, and fall-off-the-bone the meat will be!
Buy high-quality meat!
Remember that goat meat adores rosemary and garlic!
Cooking time may vary, depending on the type and age of the meat you are using.
You can marinate this goat shoulder overnight for better results.
You Only need Few Ingredients to Make this Centerpiece Dish
What You Will Need:
- Goat shoulder
- Garlic Cloves
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Cardamom Pods
- Olive Oil
- Onion Powder
- Seven spices
- Water or stock
- Black pepper,
Follow these Simple Steps to Make the Perfect Slow Cooked Goat Shoulder
First, preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Next, in a bowl, add all seasonings ( garlic, paprika, olive oil, salt, onion powder, balsamic vinegar, seven spices, and black pepper)
Mix until all seasoning are combined.
Then, pour the seasonings mixture over the goat shoulder, rub the shoulder, make sure its all coated with the seasonings.
After that, pace seasoned goat shoulder in a baking dish, add water, cardamom pods, and garlic cloves.
Cover tightly with foil.
Finally, bake at 450 degrees for 40 minutes, lower the heat to 350 degrees, and bake for 2 hours.
Serve it over a bed of vermicelli rice and enjoy.
Juicy, Tender, Browned, Crusty, Goodness!
You can serve this roasted goat shoulder on a bed of vermicelli rice. Toast some almonds on top and garnish with some parsley.
This goat shoulder also pairs well with a range of sides, from risotto, to mashed potatoes to roasted vegetables.
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Slow Roasted Goat Shoulder
- 1 goat shoulder (2 to 3 lbs)
- 5 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon 7 spices or all spice
- 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 ½ cup water or stock
- 6 cardamom pods
- 5 cloves garlic
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- In a bowl, add all seasonings ( garlic, paprika, olive oil, salt, onion powder, balsamic vinegar, seven spices, and black pepper)
- Mix until all seasonsing are combined.
- Pour the seasonings mixture over the goat shoulder, rub the shoulder, make sure its all coated with the seasonings.
- Place seasoned goat shoulder in a baking dish, add water, cardamom pods, and garlic cloves.
- Cover tightly with foil.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 40 minutes, lower the heat to 350 degrees, and bake for 2 hours.
- Serve it over rice and enjoy.
David Barnes says
Would love to try this dish we love goats meat but we can't get it anywhere here.