17 responses

  1. Chi Chi
    October 13, 2011

    Hi there, thank you for sharing, this recipe sounds delicious! I have a special place in my tummy for goat meat, as I lived in West Africa for a very short time as a child. Goat meat was a staple.

    I have a silly question though. What is the purpose of the lime if you wash the meat after adding the lime to it?

    • Aunt Clara
      October 13, 2011

      Honestly? I have no fricking idea, but every person I have seen that makes this dish assures me that without the lime bath the meat will smell funny. I have never tried to do otherwise so I will trust the collective wisdom.

    • Aunt Clara
      October 20, 2011

      According to local lore, goat meat is smelly unless washed with lime or sour orange. I am not sure what's with that but will be called out on it if I don't include that step. Go figure.

      • Orestes Noboa
        May 17, 2013

        Dominicans use lime to clean all types of meats. I think that is a practice without a clear foundation. I have used lime to cook pork (cerdo guisado) and provides a great taste. I do not wash my rice before I cook it because that does not make sense I never broke in half my spaghettis before I boiled then. I do not cook my rice with oil.

  2. Ali
    October 14, 2011

    I prefer goat meat over beef and I know this would be such a delicious stew. from the pic one can tell that this is really a dish worth preparing :)

  3. Arudhi@Aboxofkitchen
    October 14, 2011

    Lovely pictures you have here! Oh, I love goat, I love spicy food, so yes, your spicy stew is making me want to eat my screen off! Your list of ingredients is really interesting to me since I used to eat goatmeat stew made with coconut milk and a bunch of Asian herbs and spices. Too bad I can`t find goat meat here, but maybe I`ll give it a try with lamb. Thank you for the recipe!

  4. Rosa
    October 14, 2012

    We add a 12 oz beer for 4 lbs of goat meat. The beer takes away the goat smell and gives the meat a different twist. We are making this today with white rice and avocado!

  5. dulci
    October 30, 2012

    Hola tia Clara,
    Yo quiero hacer este chivo pero para 15 personas mas o menos. Me da miedo porque no he cocinado chivo para tanta gente antes. Algunas sugerencias que me pueda dar?

  6. Tony
    January 17, 2013

    Hello. I just found your website while looking for a goat stew recipe. I spent a week in the Dominican Republic February 2012 and loved the goat stew that I had while there. I had prepared goat before here in the states (albeit very simply by grilling and very little because it’s hard to find in Michigan), but the stew has stuck in my mind all this time. Just a few hours ago I heard of an establishment in Chicago called “Girl and the Goat” which got me thinking once again about that stew. Anyway, thank you for the recipe and I’m hoping to prepare the dish very soon!

  7. Bill
    September 8, 2013

    You might be tempted to become vegetarian after reading about living breathing animals seasoning their own flesh.

    • Aunt Clara
      September 8, 2013

      Well, they do it because it’s an abundant food. Nobody makes them eat oregano. :)

  8. Leslie
    October 11, 2013

    You mention in step #10 to add the tomato cubanela. What is tomato cubanela?

    • Aunt Clara
      October 11, 2013

      There was a missing comma between tomato and cubanela, however, twice before that it mentions “cubanela pepper”, and tomato.

  9. Ft
    October 16, 2013

    Looks good

  10. albert arroyo
    February 6, 2014

    Nice tips for the meat. I’m Moroccan and Puerto Rican and I love goat meat , I would prefer it that way wash with lime or vinegar. Everybody has their own ways of doing things

  11. Jeff Gonz
    April 2, 2014

    Hey aunt clara i come from a dominican family as well tho I was born in n.y and ive heard of people adding beer to the seasoning in order to kill the funny taste goat has.Have u heard of that?

    • Aunt Clara
      April 6, 2014

      Each home has its own recipe.

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