Tassot de Cabrit is Fried Goat Meat Bits. Tassot de Cabrit is a very traditional Haitian meat dish. A goat leg or Gigot is used to make this recipe.
When buying goat meat, the preferred choice is fresh meat from a butcher. If not available, frozen goat meat can be used. Goat meat can be very fatty. The best way to enjoy Tassot de Cabrit is with a lean Goat’s Leg.
The price per pound for a leaner goat’s leg is usually higher than the regular meat. This day and age, it matters what animals eat. The better they are fed, the better it is for us carnivores. The leaner the meat, the better you will feel for not wasting your money when the meat is sitting in a pot of fat. That is not appetizing at all.
When purchasing goat meat, you need to make sure that the meat is not cut too small or too big. The pieces are usually 2 or 3 inches in size. The meat is cleaned with a high acidic agent, vinegar or sour orange because of its strong odor and taste. It is then seasoned for a few hours or overnight for flavor enhancement.
The meat is boiled and then deep-fried or baked in the oven. It is usually enjoyed with sides of salad, fried plantains, and rice. Tassot de Cabrit is considered a fritter and therefore is also incorporated in Fritaille. Enjoy this dish with Pikliz (Hot Pepper Mixture). Hope you will enjoy the recipe.