Friday, November 6, 2009

Get your Goat

We went to the Alameda Swap Meet a while back, and we were hungry when we got there. The swap meet is dominated by one big restaurant, but there are other small vendors set up selling specialties.

You could get bacon-dogs, tacos, churros, roasted corn, and agua frescas.

I saw this vendor, heating tortillas for tacos, with a big roasting pan of braised meat. I asked her for a taco - they were $1.50 each - and before she fixed one for me, she looked at me a bit sternly and pointed out that this was "chivo" or goat-meat.

I nodded. Fix it up. She gave me a taco on a paper plate, and I added some chopped onion, cilantro, and hot sauce from the bottle.

Roasted goat-meat tacos. It tasted like goat, for sure, but it was pretty good.

5 comments:

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

"it tasted like goat"

That pretty much makes me cringe. I like goat cheese, but I think I'll leave the goat meat to you. They do look good.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

tasted like goat?

is that anything like smelled like a goat?

um

not for me, thanks

but have at it!LOL

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Hey, goats are people, too!

Wait...I see what I did there...
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BrightenedBoy said...

As weird as this might sound, I'd try that.

Jason, as himself said...

I've done my time with goat meat. More than my time. I grew up eating it and then I ate it all the time in Peru.

And now? I stick with chicken, beef, and pork. Because I can.