Food for Friends
- Curried Goat - Serves 6

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Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening, 1.5kg goat (cut into small serving pieces), 2 large onions (finely chopped), 3 tablespoons curry powder, 1 fresh hot red pepper (chopped), bay leaf, half tea-spoon allspice, 1 cup of coconut milk, beef or chicken stock, salf and freshly ground balck pepper, Juice of 1 lime.

1. Melt the shortening in a frying pan and brown the meat all over. Remove the meat to a covered heavy casserole. Saute the onions in the fat remaining in the frying pan until transparent. Add the curry powder and hot pepper and saute, stirring, for a few minutes.

2. Now add the contents of the frying pan to the casserole with the bay leaf, allspice, coconut milk, and enough stock to cover the meat. Season with salt and pepper, cover and simmer gently until meat is tender, about 2 hours. Just before serving, add the lime juice, and cook for another 2 - 3 minutes.