Goat and butternut squash stew

    2 hours 5 min

    This well-spiced stew of goat and butternut squash is a great cold-weather dish and may become a new favourite!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon smoked hot paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chilli powder or paste
    • 1.5kg bone-in goat shank
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
    • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 450g butternut squash, peeled and cut into cubes
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 350ml water
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1 pinch saffron

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr50min  ›  Ready in:2hr5min 

    1. Mix cumin, coriander, ginger, sweet paprika, smoked sweet paprika, smoked hot paprika and chilli powder together in a bowl.
    2. Rub goat shank with about 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
    3. Heat coconut oil in a large casserole pot over medium-high heat until melted and shimmering. Cook goat shank in hot oil until browned as completely as you can get it, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove shank to a bowl, reserving oil in the pot.
    4. Reduce heat to low. Cook and stir onion in the retained oil until soft, 7 to 10 minutes. Add butternut squash and garlic; cook and stir until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Sprinkle the cumin mixture over the squash mixture; cook and stir 1 minute more.
    5. Stir tomatoes, water, cinnamon stick and saffron into the squash mixture; return goat shank to the pot; bring the liquid to a simmer, and cook until the goat meat is tender and falling from the bone, 90 minutes to 2 hours.
    6. Remove shank from casserole pot to a cutting board. Strip meat from the bone and cut into bite-size pieces. Discard bone. Stir meat into the squash mixture, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the meat is reheated, about 5 minutes.

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    I used goat in chunks with bones instead of a whole shank, simmered 1hr30min. It was delicious! Will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing!  -  20 Sep 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious and easy to make. Great recipe, was my first time cooking with a lot of these spices but was very happy I did. You can definitely add chili flakes or similar to give it a little more kick.  -  28 Dec 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)