Fried Goat Meat Bits

Fried Goat Meat Bits
Tassot de Cabrit, a delicious, authentic and original dish from Haiti, prepared with tons of spices and then fried or roasted. Served with Pikliz.
PREP TIME15minutes 
COOK TIME1hour  15minutes 
TOTAL TIME1hour  30minutes 
COURSEDinner, Main Course
CALORIES1274 kcal


  • 3 lb goat meat cubed
  • ½ cup sour orange juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper Habanero preferably
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 bouquet garni Thyme and Parsley
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • 2 shallots chopped finely
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups oil if frying only


  • Clean the meat and marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight with sour orange juice, lime juice, hot pepper, and salt. Add meat to a pot and let boil first without adding any water. When the water starts to decrease, add 1 cup of water with bouquet garni, and add more water when necessary. More water may be needed for the meat to be very tender.
  • Remove the meat from the cooking liquid and set aside. Reserve the cooking liquid.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry goat meat pieces. Do not overcrowd the pan when frying.
  • Serve with a sauce prepared with 1 cup of the cooking liquid, chopped parsley, shallots, and additional chopped hot pepper. Serve hot.
  • If roasting in the oven, place pieces into a baking dish and roast until meat is golden brown. It may take about 20 to 25 minutes. Drizzle meat with a little olive oil if necessary, and fresh lemon juice before roasting. If roasting on a fire grill, drizzle or brush with oil first.