Do you crave for meat but loath red meat because it’s not healthy? Goat meat is a healthier meat option to beef; and no wonder goat meat soup is very popular worldwide, outside the United States. In fact, African food menus will be incomplete without the mention of goat meat or goat pepper soup. Your order of Nigerian jollof rice or fufu will be less than satisfying without a bite of goat meat. Also, at regular patrons at Nigerian events like birthdays, anniversaries, or weddings will riot without goat meat pepper soup.
“Goat Meat Could Save Our Food System, But We’re Too Afraid To Eat It”Huffington Post headlined
Despite being classified as red meat, goat is leaner and contains less cholesterol and fat than both lamb and beef, and less energy than beef or chicken; therefore, it requires low-heat, slow cooking to preserve tenderness and moisture. The strong and gamey goat flavor makes it uniquely tasty. Goat meats are tough, tasty, and a healthier alternative to beef meats as shown in the table below:
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One American food blogger thinks you’re not doing yourself a favor by not giving goat meat a try:
If you’re a meat eater, goat is worth your consideration, he said. “If I’m going to eat an animal, I want to enjoy the flavor and feel that it was worth it for that animal to have lived and died. Most of the animals we eat had a horrible life, but not so much with goat. It’s a sustainable, locavore and world-class meat.”– Bruce Weinstein
Different Goat Meat Soup Options
Goat Meat with Jollof Rice
Your jollof rice will be doubly tasty and rich when combined with goat meat plus stir-fried rice mixed with ingredients such as vegetables, shrimp or chicken served. Topping with fried plantains is a bonus. If you want a taste of Caribbean dish, you can enjoy goat meat infused with the flavors of curry powder, chopped onion, scallion, garlic, ginger, thyme and scotch bonnet.
Goat Meat and Ogbonno Soup with Nigerian Fufu
Nigerian fufu has become an international food. While you can eat fufu with any of option of Nigerian soup, the truth is Ogbono without goat meat is not complete. When you finish every ball of your fufu, you will delightedly top your experience of Nigerian meal with a bight of goat meat.
Goat Meat Pepper Soup
Nigerian pepper soup is a light spicy soup that can be made with any type of meat though typically cooked with fish, chicken, or goat meat. But a well prepared and seasoned goat pepper soup tastes amazingly delicious. Some claimed that pepper soup can be used to help with weight loss due to its low carbohydrate content when no starchy vegetables are added. The truth is goat meat is healthier than other read meats so that claim could be valid. Plus, pepper soup with the right amount of pepper can help you fight colds.
Craving for a Bowl of Hot Goat Meat Soup
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