Try Brendan's goat or lamb rump with green sauce recipe from our book, The Ethical Omnivore. Or Shalini's South Indian Goat fry recipe, also from our book.
Goat rump is a lovely little roast that's perfect for two to three people. Super easy to cook - just put it in a baking tray and roast for 30-40 minutes on 180, then rest for 10 minutes.
Our goat is farmed and comes from The Gourmet Goat Lady.
We received our first delivery of Jo and Craig Stewart's 'Gourmet Goat Lady' Boer goats farmed at Buena Vista Farm near Gilgandra in November 2011 and we've been buying it almost every fortnight since then. Goat has it's fans, like our friend, James, who says 'Goat is the new lamb', but it's taken a while for people here to catch on. In the rest of the world, goat is the most commonly eaten meat and goat milk the most widely consumed but, while we export a lot, we don't eat much. That's due partly to unfamiliarity and partly to bad press.
90% of the goat sold and exported in Australia is feral or 'low input' composite goat - marketed under the more poetic euphemism of 'Rangeland' goat. The quality of feral goat meat can be highly variable depending on where and how the goats lived and buying it can be a bit of a lottery - sometimes it's plump and delicious and other times stringy and tough. The variable quality and unfamiliarity means that folks are a little wary of goat and tend to default to lamb, but healthy, farmed goat, such as those tended and managed by the Stewarts, is an altogether different product with consistently high quality and wonderful flavour.
Don't just take our word for it. Jo and Craig Stewart won a coveted gold medal for a Gourmet Goat Lady rack (yes, rack) in the 'Best Branded Goat' category of the 2017 Australian Food Awards. This is further evidence that this is a great product and testament to all the hard work that Jo (the Gourmet Goat Lady) and Stewart (the Gourmet Goat Gentleman) have put in over the last six years. It's also worth noting that the Gold Medal cut wasn't the usual suspect - shoulder or other slow-cooking cut - but a succulent rack of cutlets.
Hopefully that'll help convince you to think of more than just curry when you think of goat.