Are you kidding me? It’s true! Kids are on the menu. I had kid at Lyles last Easter and its back on the menu again – Suckling Kid Shoulder with Yoghurt and Ramson for two to share. I’ve held off writing about it as you can’t easily buy it, but Iceland now stock it and there is a limited fresh supply into Sainsburys, so it will be available for everyone soon.
As a nation we have embraced goats cheese and milk but that means the poor male goats are getting slaughtered at birth in favour of the nursing nanny goats. Thankfully not all suppliers work that way, instead they are developing their goat herd and producing delicious and tender meat, and stopping the waste. London restaurants have embraced this, my favourites are detailed below.
Where can I buy it? Cockerham Herd have been established since 2000, you can buy meat from their British herd online. Iceland do packs of diced goat meat and Sainsburys have some fresh product in store. Cabrito are Temper’s supplier, you can order a selection of cuts online for home delivery. Try roasting a joint to maximise the taste and texture, or the diced meat in a curry.
Where can I eat it? Temper Soho, from Chef Neil Rankin, is my favourite, they have succulent smoked goat on flat bread. I visited the Coal Shed on Friday, where I had Moroccan spiced smoked goat, zatar flat breads, aubergine, tahini, chickpeas and harissa yogurt, delicious! Smoking Goat have barbecued goat Thai style.
Nutritional facts – Roasted goat, per 100g – Total Fat 3g; Saturated Fat 0.9g, which is less fat than chicken. Low in cholesterol and high in iron.