Cabrito Asado (roast Kid Aka Young Goat)
A 4 to 5 pound leg of kid* (young goat)
4 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1 1/2 cup dry white wine
Make a number of incisions over the meat and insert the cloves of garlic. Rub the outside well with chili powder, salt and pepper. Heat the in a large skillet and quickly brown the meat on all sides. Transfer to a shallow roasting pan and roast, uncovered, in a preheated 325F oven for 35 minutes per pound. Mix the orange juice with the wine, basting the roast occasionally during cooking. Yield 6 servings.
*Can be purchased at your local Mexican market.
Pairs Well With
To all our Mexican friends Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Here is a recipe you will not find easily in Mexican restaurants in the USA, but it is still a very tasty dish. This recipe for cabrito we found in Trader Vic's Book of Mexican Cooking.