• Lauren-Nicole

kid (goat) stew

Yesterday was not my day in the kitchen. Not at all. To make matters worse, I was cooking with a friend & she was perfectly on form. I know I should be happy that she's getting it all right, but at the end of the day I'm competitive. In the presence of my failure, her success stings all the more. She made this fabulous kid stew, and by kid, I mean goat. Not actual kids, that would be wrong.

We were sitting there trying to assemble the dish & eating as we were arranging. I could barely take a picture of it all before we managed to inhale every bite. Sitting there salivating over the tender meat. It was ridiculous. As I was savouring every enormous mouthful (whilst at the same time trying to eat quickly so as to have a few more before she downed it all, I was secretly swearing at her under my breath. It's not fair.

I attempted to make myself feel better of course by telling myself that baking is chemistry whereas cooking you can just throw things in the pot & correct as you go along, but even that didn't help.

I won't tell you about my short comings, I'll leave those for when I write about the finished recipe. Today is my mate's day to shine, so I shall only be sharing her success. That word still sounds so bitter coming from my lips. It would be incredibly selfish of me though not to let you all in on this recipe though just because I'm currently cursing the chemistry set that is my kitchen. Stupid eggs. Stupid butter. Stupid baking. But "YAY" my fiend. I mean my friend.

Ingredients: - 2Kg goat meat - 6 cups white onions, diced - 5 tbs olive oil - 3 garlic cloves, crushed - 4 tbs fresh ginger, chopped - 15 cardamom pods, lightly toasted, broken open & seeds removed - 9 clove sticks - 2 cinnamon sticks - 3 bay leaves - 4.5 tsp ground coriander - 3 tsp cumin - 1.5 tsp turmeric - 2 tsp cayenne - 1 cup red wine - 3 cups tomatoes, diced - 2 tbs tomato paste - handful of parsley - 1 sprig fresh rosemary - 1.5 cups yogurt

Directions, browning the meat: 1. pat the meat dry. 2. in the largest heavy bottomed skillet you own, add 5 tbs peanut oil (or other frying oil) on high heat until it starts smoking. 3. carefully add enough meat to cover the surface without any overlap. 4. turn each piece methodically until they are evenly browned, approx.. three to four minutes per side. Continue on this way until all the pieces of meat are done. 5. transfer the pieces to another dish & discard the oil.

Directions, stew: 1. mix all the dried spices in a bowl. 2. saute the onions on medium-low heat for approx.. ten minutes until translucent, stirring occasionally. 3. turn the heat to medium-high & add the ginger, garlic, spices (reserving 1 tsp to use later) continue to saute for one minute. 4. add the meat & stir for another minute. 5. add the wine & allow it to reduce down to half. 6. add the tomatoes, the tomato paste, parsley, rosemary & yogurt. 7. as soon as the mixture starts to boil, reduce the heat down so it turns to a gentle simmer. 8. cook for at least 3 hours.

Directions, sauce: 1. carefully remove the pieces of meat from the stew and set in a dish. 2. strain the liquid into a sauce pan. 3. depending upon the desired thickness you'd like the sauce, simmer on medium heat until the desired consistency, adding the spices 5 minutes before the end. 4. when ready to serve, place the mean in a bowl & pour the sauce over it.

By the way...

If you're interested in the type of stuff I keep stocked in my kitchen or the equipment that I use regularly... here's a pretty comprehensive list.

Tools/ Equipment/ Machinery/ Ingredients:


Electric Scale - Etekcity - http://amzn.to/2xkKpQk

Hand Mixer - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2xkjowh

Stand Mixer - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2yqXPiH

Candy Thermometer - Etekcity - http://amzn.to/2xklw7k

Food Processor - Cuisinart - http://amzn.to/2xkkZqK

Blender - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2xXQgwU


Silicone Spatula - Zyliss - http://amzn.to/2y3Srkw

Chef's Knife 8" - Miyabi - http://amzn.to/2fUtyRK

Pots & Pans:

Cast Iron Skillet 12" - Lodge - http://amzn.to/2fMHb1x Cast Iron Pot 5.5 Quart - La Cocotte Staub - http://amzn.to/2fUqxAG

Cast Iron Grill Skillet 10.5" - Lodge - http://amzn.to/2z2GPwi

Cake tins & Pie Plates:

Bunt Pan - Nordic Ware - http://amzn.to/2xjGB1N

Square Cake Tin - Patisse - http://amzn.to/2xkn5Ce

Springform cake tin 22cm (9”) - Farberware - http://amzn.to/2xkdQ4T

Ceramic Pie Plate- Emile Henry - http://amzn.to/2gex5qR

Cupcake Tin - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2xkp4GG

Tart Tin Loose Bottom 9.5” - Patisse - http://amzn.to/2xje3u2

Decorating Equipment:

Non-Slip Pipping Bags - Pastry Gear - http://amzn.to/2fLxAZ0

Pipping Tips - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2yJVPy1

Food Gels - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2kpOCky

Fondant Smoother - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2xkyZRl

Fondant Modelling Tools - Happisland - http://amzn.to/2xjOWSV Fondant Rolling Pin - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2xkbLe5

Fondant Rolling Mat - The Mat - http://amzn.to/2y2bg76


Active Dry Yeast - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2gcC2R4

Almond Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xkP3xI

Arrow root - Bob’s Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2ycT0WF

Baking Powder - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xkJz5U

Bicarbonate of Soda - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2yL7Lj4

Brown Rice Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2z1MUt1

Buckwheat Flour - Anthony’s Organic - http://amzn.to/2xjRS6T

Cocoa Powder - Valrhona - https://amzn.to/2ouIwlr Coconut Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xkAHNX

Farfalle GF (bowtie) Pasta - Jovial Foods - https://amzn.to/35ngJUK Flaxseed Meel - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2ybK0Rm

Millet flour - Bob’s Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2iBZqYw

Oat Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2fNUuyZ

Potato Starch - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2yKpYgH

Quinoa Flour - Amisa Organic - https://amzn.to/2oyWVg9 Sorghum Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2yClSf5 Sweet Soy Sauce - Kikkoman - https://amzn.to/33gZrXC Sweet White Rice Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2y2xmXK

Tapioca Starch - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xjv879

Teriyaki Sauce GF - Kikkoman - https://amzn.to/2M3XuZ1

Vanilla Extract Organic - Simply Organic - http://amzn.to/2xXdt2e

Vanilla Beans - Vanilla Products - http://amzn.to/2yLMqWQ

White Flour GF - Dove's Farm - http://amzn.to/2z1b5I1​

Xanthan Gum - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2zoYxuC

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