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There is a newer, more popular kid on the block - and he can grow a beard.
When Andrew Knowlton, the Restaurant and Drinks editor of Bon Appétit magazine, was recently asked if goat meat was the next darling of the culinary world, this is what he had to say:
And Jessica Wilson, who is the executive chef of the appropriately named Goat Town restaurant, might be bleating with joy to hear that.
Five Reasons to Consider the Goat: Jessica Wilson
It's flavorful in a different way than traditional meats. And as with any meat, wherever you source from – and how much the goat is being worked - is going to factor into the taste.
If they’re not out there running around and constantly grazing, if it’s brought up in a way that’s not right, that body of meat is going to be tougher. It's got to be relaxed and able to do its own natural processes."
2. Take advantage of it - it's there!
If you haven't cooked it before, I would recommend definitely curing it, even just short a cure of sugar, salt and aromatics - something to seal in the juices before you cook. I would also recommend putting it on the grill to get a char before you braise it, instead of browning it in a sauté pan."
3. Nutritious and delicious
The cholesterol levels in it are also very low for traditional meat. It’s very high in iron, and for someone like myself who is slightly anemic and needs that extra iron, you get high amounts of iron in goat.
There’s a lot of calcium in it; there are lower sodium levels as well. There are lots of health benefits!
It's leaner than chicken, lamb, pork, beef – it doesn’t need a lot of seasoning either because there is a lot of natural flavor. And then you have the milk, which is a whole other thing."
4. Go(a)t milk?
The calcium level is a little bit purer - there’s not as much processing to it. And goat milk, as with cow milk, definitely aids in strengthening bones."
5. It's always been around
Sure, goat might be kind of an unfamiliar place to go or maybe you had goat meat before when it was really tough, but the flavor in it is amazing. As with anything, even if you had it once before, you should at least revisit it one more time."
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