Smoked Curried Goat
Yield: 14 servings
1 goat, around 25 pounds, quartered
4 onions, coarsely chopped
3/4 c curry powder
1 whole bulb garlic, peeled
1 tb salt
1 to 2 habaneros or scotch bonnet chiles or 4 to 5 fresh jalapenos, minced
1 c oil
2 c chicken or beef stock or beer
2 c cider vinegar
1 1/2 c oil
1 c water
2 tb curry powder
The night before you plan to barbecue, prepare the paste in a food
processor. First process the onions, curry, garlic, salt and
habaneros until finely chopped. Then add the oil, processing until
the mixture forms a thick paste. This can be done in two batches
Wearing rubber gloves, rub the paste over the goat, covering the
meat evenly. Place the goat in a plastic bag and refrigerate
Before you begin to barbecue, remove the goat from the refrigerator
and let it sit, covered, at room temperature for 45 minutes.
Prepare the smoker for barbecuing, bringing the temperature to 200
to 220 degrees F.
If you plan to baste the meat, mix together the mop ingredients
in a saucepan and warm the liquid over low heat.
Transfer the goat to the smoker. Cook for about 1-1/4 hours per
pound of weight for each quarter. The forequarters will be done
earlier than the hindquarters, which may take 10 hours or longer,
depending on size. In a wood-burning pit, turn the meat and drizzle
the mop over it every 30 minutes. In other styles of smokers, baste
as appropriate and turn the meat at the same time.
When the meat is done, remove it from the smoker, and allow it to
sit for 15 minutes before serving. Slice or shred the meat and
serve with barbecue sauce.