Active Time
1 HR
Total Time
3 HR 30 MIN
Yield
Serves : 4
© April Williams

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 300°. In a medium enameled cast-iron casserole, heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil. Season the goat with salt and pepper and add it to the casserole. Cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until lightly browned on both sides, about 15 minutes. Spoon off the excess fat in the casserole.

Step 2    

Add the milk, thyme, bay leaf and cinnamon stick to the casserole and bring to a boil. Cover with foil and a lid and transfer to the oven. Braise for about 1 hour 40 minutes, turning the meat occasionally and spooning the cooking liquid over it from time to time. The meat is done when it's tender enough to pull off the bone.

Step 3    

Remove the meat from the casserole and let cool. Pour the pan juices into a heatproof glass measuring cup. There should be about a 1/2 cup. Discard the thyme sprigs, bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Pull the meat from the bones and cut it into 1/2-inch pieces. Reserve the large bones.

Step 4    

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the casserole along with the tomato paste and cook over moderate heat until sizzling, about 2 minutes. Stir in the reserved pan juices. Add the tomatoes and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Return the meat and bones to the casserole and simmer over very low heat until the sauce is thick and reduced to about 3 1/2 cups, about 1 hour; discard the bones. Refrigerate the goat ragù overnight.

Step 5    

The next day, rewarm the ragù in the casserole. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pappardelle and cook until al dente, about 3 minutes. Drain and add the pasta to the ragù; toss well. Serve the pasta in shallow bowls, passing the cheese on the side.

Chef's Notes

Get the Homemade Pappardelle Noodle Recipe here.

Look for goat shoulder (preferably from a baby goat) at halal meat markets or order it from your butcher.

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