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What does goat taste like... also is it similar to mutton in texture?
More like lamb actually but a bit more flavour
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More like lamb actually but a bit more flavour
Ooh interesting, considering lamb is my lieblingsfleisch. By "more flavour" do you mean richer and slightly more "gamey", like chicken vs duck... if that makes any sense at all?
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Re: Goat Meat

Hi there, just wanted to bump this thread and ask if anyone has any new recommendations (or can currently recommend those mentioned in this fairly old post)? Thanks a lot!
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Old 22.02.2015, 23:47
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Ooh interesting, considering lamb is my lieblingsfleisch. By "more flavour" do you mean richer and slightly more "gamey", like chicken vs duck... if that makes any sense at all?
It's much more tender than lamb (if that's possible) and even a bit tastier, according to my taste buds.
Never ate it in Switzerland though, I bet I'd be disappointed.
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Old 23.02.2015, 01:52
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It's much more tender than lamb (if that's possible) and even a bit tastier, according to my taste buds.
Never ate it in Switzerland though, I bet I'd be disappointed.
Why would you be disappointed?

I can get local or French here, local costs more, but is nicer.

Tom
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Why would you be disappointed?

I can get local or French here, local costs more, but is nicer.

Tom

Because Central-European West-European goat


http://bazonline.ch/28262651/print.html


may taste different from what he knew back home. . It will become more available around easter, also in Migros and Coop etc
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Old 23.02.2015, 08:46
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Because Central-European West-European goat


http://bazonline.ch/28262651/print.html


may taste different from what he knew back home. .
Ummm, SHE is from Romania.

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Old 23.02.2015, 08:52
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Happy year of the goat!
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Re: Goat Meat

Hello,

On Nansenstrasse in Oerlikon, there is an afro store there and he stocks goat meat and other 'exotic' items. It is next to the health food store going down hill.
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Why would you be disappointed?

I can get local or French here, local costs more, but is nicer.

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They sell older lambs here so I am sure it is the same for "baby" goats.
I prefer this kind of meat from back home (de gustibus and all that jazz), and I didn't say I never buy lamb here even though it's not that good as where I am coming from. In fact I am certain I buy almost all my food (and most of my other things) from CH as opposed to the majority of EFers who buy their meat in Italy, Germany etc. What's your problem, really?
You don't have to agree with me.
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Old 23.02.2015, 18:55
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They sell older lambs here so I am sure it is the same for "baby" goats.
They sell baby lambs here as well as the older ones, you just need to ask for it (which I do).

4 or 5 kg for a whole one is definitely 'baby'.

I order them from Manor, or one of the local farmers.

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Re: Goat Meat

Go to Art of Food in Zurich Oerlikon

http://www.artfood.ch/index.php/home/store
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They sell baby lambs here as well as the older ones, you just need to ask for it (which I do).

4 or 5 kg for a whole one is definitely 'baby'.

I order them from Manor, or one of the local farmers.

Tom
Hm, interesting...Maybe things are different in Ticino but I find it hard to believe that Manor is selling whole lambs that young in my neck of the woods.
I don't know any farmers who're selling lambs, so if I fancy lamb meat I buy those cuts you can regularly find in Migros, Manor etc. Besides it would cost a small fortune I guess...
For the "real" stuff I'll wait for the Easter when we'll visit my family. It's a real tradition over there to have delicious lamb/"baby" goat dishes for the Easter time. So... each to their own. (well my OH will be "dragged" into this but I haven't heard any complaints so far.. )

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Old 24.02.2015, 09:39
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Hm, interesting...Maybe things are different in Ticino but I find it hard to believe that Manor is selling whole lambs that young in my neck of the woods.
Well, it's popular here so they sell it, moreso around Easter, but if I give them a week or so (if they don't already have it), I can pretty much get it year round.

Same for suckling pigs (however, they are generally 8-10kg).

One Easter, I did a half of each (pig, goat, lamb), 5 hours in the smoker.

We'll do a baby goat from the one of the locals this year.

I prefer to cook them whole or split.

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Re: Goat Meat

About Gitzi (in German)
http://www.schweizerfleisch.ch/filea...Gitzi_A5_d.pdf

About Capretto (in Italian)
http://www.schweizerfleisch.ch/filea...Gitzi_A5_i.pdf

About Cabri (in French)
http://www.schweizerfleisch.ch/filea...Gitzi_A5_f.pdf

Where you can buy it (select Direktvermarkter if you want it from the source):
http://www.schweizer-gitzi.ch/de/g-i...i-e-t-e-r.html
And at many other places around Easter (Manor, Migros, Coop. your local Butcher).
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http://www.artfood.ch/index.php/home/store
Just checked them out, the owners said that they get fresh goat meat on Thursdays. Will see how the meat is. Whatever they don't sell, they turn into ground meat I think and freeze for sale.
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Old 24.02.2015, 21:12
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Re: Goat Meat

The last goat I got, was given to me by a neighbor.

He'd bought a whole one, but as his brother and father weren't into it, he got tired of eating it all himself, so gave me two quarters plus the pluck for free!

Still have the pluck in the freezer, plan to try making a haggis with it.

Tom
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Ummm, SHE is from Romania.

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GOAT in Romania may be better (orworse) but may remind her of home, of memories, of family
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The last goat I got, was given to me by a neighbor.

He'd bought a whole one, but as his brother and father weren't into it, he got tired of eating it all himself, so gave me two quarters plus the pluck for free!

Still have the pluck in the freezer, plan to try making a haggis with it.

Tom
Wow, I'd like a neighbor like that! Unfortunately for me, all of my neighbors finish their meat themselves.
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Re: Goat Meat

Regarding the taste of goat, it kind of depends on how old the animal is... if the goat is older, it will have a more gamey taste, which is also true for lamb. Goat is leaner than lamb and possibly a little less red. Goat is sort of like a really good and young lamb. Goat curry is delicious.

Slightly off topic, but I have to say, the lamb I've gotten here is pretty tasty, cooks quickly, and is not gamey at all- I usually go to my local Turkish shop (Maxim at Schwamendingerplatz) or to the meat counter at Barkat.
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