Massimo Mele's Goat Trofie

Massimo Mele's Goat Trofie

From the Goat Two Ways video featuring two delicious goat recipes using goat shoulder from Massimo Mele.

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Ingredients / serves 6

  • 1½ kg goat shoulder, bone in
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup dry white wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cup chicken stock
  • 5 anchovies
  • 1 whole head garlic, cut in half
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 100 g pancetta, thick cut, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • sea salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 70 g pecorino sarco
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp chives
  • 1 bunch baby cavolo nero
  • 500 g cooked trofie pasta
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 70 g butter


For the Goat Shoulder
Place goat shoulder on rimmed baking sheet, sprinkle with 2 tbsp coarse salt. Cover
with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Ensure you take goat out of the fridge 10
minutes before cooking
Preheat oven to 200C. Heat oil in heavy ovenproof pot over medium-high heat.
Sprinkle goat with pepper and add to pot. Cook until well browned on all sides, turning
frequently, about 15 minutes. Remove tray from oven and add onions, pancetta,
anchovies, bay leaves and rosemary. Return to oven for 5 minutes then add white wine
and return for 5 minutes. Add chicken stock and wrap with foil, then cook in oven at
Braise until meat is very tender and almost falling off bone, turning every hour and
basting with pan juices, for about 4 hours total. Remove from oven, uncover and cool
shoulder in pan juices slightly then refrigerate uncovered overnight. Using a spoon,
remove solid fat and discard. Bring shoulder with pan juices to simmer. Transfer to
rimmed baking sheet; cool slightly. Pull meat off bones and discard bones. Discard bay
leaves and rosemary. Squeeze pulp from garlic cloves into pan juices and discard
papery skins
For the Pasta
Place 500g goatmeat and 300ml braising liquid in a large pot. Reduce broth by half, then add cooked pasta and the cavolo nero and stir together
Turn off the heat and add butter, cheese and fresh herbs. Mix vigorously in the pan so it
becomes creamy
Grate fresh lemon zest and serve

Essential Tips

  • Use remaining goat meat to create Massimo's Goat Street Pizza - the other recipe in the Goat Two Ways video.

Massimo Mele's Goat Trofie

Massimo Mele's Goat Trofie
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