All About Goat Meat Stew
Stew, composed of tendered meat and vegetables in a thick sauce, is one of the most common kinds of dishes in most countries. Traditionally, stewed meats are the tender parts of pork, beef, and chicken. They may even be made of seafood, sausages, lamb, and goat meat as they are also favorites in some places. The sauce consists of water, wine, stock, or beer and may have some common ingredients with flavorings and seasonings to add taste. It is often added with vegetables like potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, onion, and beans.
Stews are like soups with its flavored liquid. But unlike soups, stews have lesser and thicker liquid. Thicken the sauce or liquid of this kind of recipe by adding cornstarch, flour or rich tomato sauce. Simmer the meat and vegetables over low heat for a longer time than soups.
As a traditional household recipe, stew became a mark of different places as they made different twists and versions.
- A famous goat meat stew is Birria which originated in Jallisco and is available all over Mexico. It’s a spicy dish in a thick sauce which is often cooked and served for occasions like baptisms and weddings. Goat, lamb, and sheep are commonly used for this dish but beef, pork, and chicken can be used as an alternative.
- Irish Stew is the most popular stew in different parts of the world. Lamb meat is its main ingredient and is accompanied with root vegetables. This famous stew originated in Ireland is flavored with wine and beer. Beef and goat meat stew is acceptable but Irish people prefer lamb meat to make the best Irish stew.
- On the other hand, some countries popularized their own version with unique ingredients like fish in bouillabaisse from Marseille which is served separately from the sauce.
- In Korea, jjigae or kimchi soup is a spicy seafood stew served with tofu.
- Kare-Kare in the Philippines contains crushed peanut or peanut butter to thicken the sauce, ox tripe is commonly added as meat and partnered with Bagoong/Alamang on the side.