Valley Bounty: Chevon and Cabrito
Chevon and Cabrito
Though widely consumed throughout the world, goat meat is still a local novelty. It is quickly gaining in popularity, and a growing number of local farms now produce chevon (from adult animals) and cabrito (from young animals). Goat meat is exceptionally lean, so it lends itself well to being cooked with a moist heat. One bite of goat curry will make you a convert: sauté onions, garlic, ginger and curry powder in a pressure cooker or Dutch oven, add a quart jar of tomatoes, roast until tender, and enjoy!
Valley Bounty is by Kristen Wilmer of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA). Visit CISA’s website, www.buylocalfood.org, for recipes and local chevon and cabrito sources.