From Metro UK
Caribbeans and Africans have been eating goat meat for centuries, but the UK might finally be cottoning on to just how good it is.
According to the BBC Good Food magazine, goat meat is set to be one of the biggest food trends for 2019, so you might start seeing a boom in goat products in your local shops.
Supermarkets have been testing recipes for goat sausages, meatballs and even ready meals.
But if you ask us, you should go traditional and use the leanest cuts to make a classic Caribbean curry goat. You can’t beat it.
No, it’s not as good for the planet as going vegan, but experts say that picking goat meat is one of the more ethical food choices.
Around 100,000 male goats are culled every year because they can’t produce milk and cheese, and there is less demand for their meat, according to campaigners.
The drive to promote goat as a more popular food source is in response to the huge wastage of meat. Campaigners want to make the produce accessible and more widely available.
The hope is that people will stop using goats for just their dairy produce, and start using the meat – so that the male goats aren’t killed in vain.
If you’re never tried goat meat, then you’re in for a treat.
Young goat meat is tender and mild in flavour, like lamb, while meat from older goats is stronger in taste and more robust.
There can be a tendency for certain cuts to be a bit fatty – but that adds to the richness of flavour when you combine it with sauce and spice.
There are already a number of London restaurants that feature goat dishes on their menus, including Ottolenghi and St John restaurant.
Sales of goat cheese and milk have also increased over the past five years. So get practicing your recipes at your next dinner party – just make sure no one’s doing veganuary.