A slow rosemary goat that takes 10 minutes

A delicious alternative meat, this Roasted Rosemary Leg of Goat takes just 10 minutes to prepare, then slow-cooks for several hours. Enlarge photo

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A delicious alternative meat, this Roasted Rosemary Leg of Goat takes just 10 minutes to prepare, then slow-cooks for several hours.

When is a recipe that takes many hours a fast and easy recipe? When it takes just 10 minutes of your time to prepare.

Admittedly, this recipe for roasted goat isnít weeknight-friendly. But it is ideal for a weekend when you want a bold, richly flavored dinner that has tons of slow-roasted deliciousness without needing to spend the day slaving in the kitchen.

But first, we must address the issue of goat. Plenty of people think itís a little sketchy. But when properly prepared, it is crazy-delicious, akin to the best dark meat turkey youíll ever taste. You probably wonít find it at most mainstream grocers; farmers markets or ethnic markets are where to go to hunt down this dinner.

In Durango, goat meat is available from Local Brands Farm Co-op in Hesperus. To order, call 799-1090 or email lbfarmcoop@gmail.com. For this recipe, ask for the shoulder roast, sometimes labeled leg roast.

In fact, getting the meat probably is the hardest part of the whole recipe. Once youíve got it, all you do is trim off any fat, rub it with an herb and spice blend, then pop it in a Dutch oven with some carrots and white wine, then ignore it for several hours (or until the meat is so tender you can cut it with a spoon).

If you want to add some roasted potatoes to the mix, add 1 pound of lightly oiled new potatoes to the pot (around the goat) during the last hour of cooking.