- 2 pounds of goat (preferred cuts thigh, loin, neck or shoulder with skin on and de-boned)
- 1 medium sized knob of ginger, peeled and sliced very thin strips
- 2 medium red onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled then minced
- 2 green chili peppers, minced
- 1 1⁄2 cup of white vinegar
- 1 cup of lemon juice
- 1 cup of soy sauce
- salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper
- Start by placing the goat meat in a large pan or mixing bowl.
- Pour in the soy sauce and 1⁄2 cup of the lemon juice.
- Crack some fresh black pepper on the meat.
- Stir and toss this until it is well blended.
- Place this in a refrigerator and let it marinate for about 30 minutes or longer.
- Start a charcoal grill and let it get hot.
- Once the grill is hot enough, take the goat out of the soy sauce and carefully place the pieces on the grill.
- Let the goat meat cook on the grill for 30-45 seconds and then turn it over.
- Repeat the last step until all sides of the goat are cooked all the way through and the skin is lightly charred.
- Remove the goat from the grill and set it aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.
- Once the goat is cool enough to handle, chop it up into bite-sized pieces, keeping the skin.
- Combine the cooked goat, ginger, onion, chili pepper, vinegar and remaining lemon juice in a large mixing bowl.
- Crack some fresh black pepper into the mixing bowl.
- Toss and stir the mixture until it is well blended.
- Taste the sauce for flavor.
- Balance the flavor with more or less vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper according to your taste.
- Once you have the flavors right, transfer everything to a serving dish and cover it.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes to serve chilled or serve immediately at room temperature.
One ingredient that I frequently use for other kilawin, kinilaw, or ceviche but didn’t include in this edition is thinly sliced radish. It’s worth try if you want to add a little crunchy texture. Also, be sure to taste your sauce as you combine everything together so you can control the flavor as it comes together.