Author Notes: Did you know that goat is widely believed to the most-consumed meat on Earth? Goats are hardy, easy to care for, kosher and halal, and just plain tasty. Recently I purchased some goat stew meat at my local farmers' market – I’ve had goat curries at Indian restaurants in the past and I was interested in attempting my own. Not only was it delicious, but it was super easy!
Note: You can find goat meat at most Asian and Latino grocery stores. Madras curry paste & coconut milk can be found in the Asian section of better grocery stores or at most Asian markets. —GreenEats
- 1 pound boneless goat stew meat
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- 1 15oz can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 15oz can coconut milk
- 3-4 tablespoons Madras curry paste (depending on preference)
- pinch red pepper flakes
- rice or pita bread, to serve
- In a heavy-bottomed dutch oven heat 2 tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add the stew meat in batches, making sure not to crowd the pan, turning until browned on all sides. After each batch remove to a waiting plate and continue until all the meat has been browned.
- Add the remaining 1 tbsp oil and saute the onions until soft and translucent, scraping up any browned bits that are stuck to the bottom of the pan.
- Add the stew meat back into the pot, followed by the tomatoes and coconut milk. Add the 3 tbsp Madras curry paste (4 tbsp if you prefer a stronger curry flavor), the chopped fresh cilantro, and salt & red pepper flakes to taste. Stir well to combine.
- Bring curry to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 45 minutes – 1 hour, until the meat is tender. Taste halfway through and adjust seasonings.
- Serve hot on a bed of rice or with pita bread to mop up the curry sauce.