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I almost got a baby goat today

 
 
Irishk
 
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Reply Tue 17 Apr, 2012 09:52 pm
@ossobuco,
I've never even seen goat meat in the grocery stores. Doesn't mean they don't have it, but you'd think I'd have seen it in the meat case if it was there...like, goat chops...next to the pork chops. Supposed to be a lot better for us (healthwise) than beef, though.

Ceili
 
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Reply Tue 17 Apr, 2012 10:22 pm
@Irishk,
Mutton is common in India. They don't eat beef and presumably because of it's moghul past, pork isn't an option.
Goat is big with certain diets, like Jamaican or Greek. Where I live, it's really common, especially in halal butcheries. I'm not a big fan if it's just roasted or cooked without a lot of spices. I do like a good goat curry. Yummy.
DannyVboy
 
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Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2012 11:30 am
@Ceili,
Reminds me of the Andy Griffith show when the goat ate the dynamite Smile
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MMarciano
 
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Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2012 05:51 pm
@Ceili,
Mutton is also popular in Puerto Rico, I had it a few times when I was a kid, don't care for it now though Smile
Irishk
 
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Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2012 05:55 pm
@MMarciano,
I always thought mutton was lamb. The most exotic we've ever gone is bison (which we like) and once, in Australia, we had kangaroo (which tasted like beef). We're apparently not that adventurous...culinarily speaking lol.
MMarciano
 
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Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2012 06:01 pm
@Irishk,
lol it is, I was thinking about goats, they are a popular dinner dish in Puerto Rico Smile
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Ceili
 
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Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2012 06:01 pm
@Irishk,
It can be sheep or goat, but I think mutton refers to an old sheep, not a lamb.
Irishk
 
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Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2012 06:07 pm
@Ceili,
Aha, thanks. I think I'll stick with bacon lol.
jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2012 06:52 pm
@Irishk,
These goats we saw at the pet store were not eatable, they were much too cute for that.

I really have to stay out of pet stores. Cool
Irishk
 
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Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2012 08:51 pm
@jcboy,
Oh, I'd totally be a vegetarian if I lived on a farm or had animals (other than our canine). I, too, avoid pet stores and animal shelters. I'd really love to have another dog or two, though.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 19 Apr, 2012 04:44 am
Lamb has a much stronger flavor than mutton. I like mutton--lamb, not so much.
FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Thu 19 Apr, 2012 04:55 am
@jcboy,
Well you could try to get their milk, and sell their cheese Smile Personally I don't like Goat cheese too strong for me. But any "babies" well I am with you, cute, can't eat them...

My personal dream jcboy is to have a spider monkey I know that won't happen Smile
jcboy
 
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Reply Sat 21 Apr, 2012 09:42 am
@FOUND SOUL,
It might, I haven't seen one though lol

I just got back from the pet store. I had to buy some pig ears for the dogs and hay for the tortoises. The goats are gone. Somebody’s got my goat!

The dogs love pig ears!

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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 21 Apr, 2012 11:05 am
@Setanta,
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Lamb has a much stronger flavor than mutton

Thats mostly imagination. They must remove all the fell on mutton and much of the fat, otherwise it would be gamey as goat. Lamb mustbe served when the rib bones are circular in cross section and not flat ike a sheep. Fresh lamb is like veal with a mild flavor.

mutton is usually good for only one thing, boiling or braising the hell out of it with vegetables and or sliced from a meat chunk in gravy.

Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 21 Apr, 2012 11:14 am
@farmerman,
First. i did not compare mutton to goat. Second, you've said much the same thing here before. You may be expert in many subjects, but you don't get to claim that you're expert in matters of taste.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 21 Apr, 2012 12:24 pm
@Setanta,
The chemicals responsible for the taste of both goat and mutton are in abundance for mature sheep and goats. Its a hormonal thing that isnt present in lambs , when butchered at weights younger than their maturity (usually a market definition for a "lamb" is anything under 110 lbs hanging weight). Its not at al a matter of taste , i8ts a matter of fact . MAybe you are not a genetic "taster" of he mutton "tallow". Im not sure of the actual chemical name but I suppose , if I spent some time< i could find its name.

We have mature sheep made into a kind of "sweet lebanon" baloney. When I take some od sheep to the butcher, the bitcher will carefully debone and remove ALL fat and fell from the met cuts and then cook them with spices. That is blended with about 50% pork and sweet cure. The result is a baoney that is so spicey as to kil any remnants of the tallow taste. Its quite good but was made after many attempts at cooking the meat without careful cutting and removal of any grictle and tissue and fat.

Without any spirit of rancor, nor do I wish to stir any pots of verbal retribution, Im only stating a fact. DO with it as you please.
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 21 Apr, 2012 12:34 pm
@farmerman,
I will do as i please--because you are not the arbitrator of my taste.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 21 Apr, 2012 12:37 pm
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 29 Apr, 2012 08:58 pm
@jcboy,
I got an extra baby goat today, how do you want it shipped?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 29 Apr, 2012 09:50 pm
@farmerman,
What's "fell"?
 

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