Today I'll show you how to make a delicious Goat Kofta Kabob Recipe. If that sounds too exotic for your taste, don't write it off just yet! This just might be my new favorite kabob recipe. Serve these delectable kabobs with Vermicelli Rice and plenty of Marinated Sumac Onions.
A while back, a friend from church needed a meat grinder to grind some goat meat that he acquired by butchering a few of his goats. He posted his request on Facebook and I responded that I had one he could use.
When we met up at church, Austin asked if I wanted to some goat meat in return for letting him use my grinder. He explained that most people aren't interested in trying goat meat. He continued, "but if you'd like, I can give you some." I replied: "Are you kidding me? I'm Assyrian! I'd LOVE some goat meat!" 😬
I made a few goat recipes with the meat including this goat kabob recipe and some amazing Goat Curry! I'm also looking forward to making other goat recipes in the future, as soon as I get my hands on more goat meat!
How to make Goat Kabobs
Mix ground goat meat with spices. Add in the minced onion and cayenne pepper. Run the meat through a meat grinder.
Allow the meat to marinate in the refrigerator at least a few hours, or overnight. Form the meat over four flat kabob skewers.
Grill the goat kabobs until cooked to your liking, turning only once. Do not overcook.
What Does Goat Meat Taste Like?
Although I'd never had goat meat, I've always imagined that I'd love it. I assumed it would taste similar to lamb and I LOVE lamb. Goat meat is pretty lean, so Austin added 15% pork fat to bind the meat together.
Well, it turns out that goat tastes more like beef than lamb, with a hint of sweetness. I am officially hooked!
Goat Kabob Serving Suggestions
Kabobs are traditionally served with white rice, along with grilled vegetables. If you prefer, you can serve the kabobs with Dilled Rice.
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Goat Kofta Kabobs (kebabs) Recipe
- 1 pound ground goat meat
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sumac powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon allspice
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup white onion minced
- 1 medium cayenne pepper minced (optional)
- Mix ground goat meat with spices. Add in the minced onion and cayenne pepper. Run the meat through a meat grinder.
- Allow the meat to marinate in the refrigerator at least a few hours, or overnight. Form the meat over four flat kabob skewers.
- Grill the goat kabobs until cooked to your liking, turning only once. Do not overcook.