Goat Shoulder Braised with Prunes and Preserved Lemons

Goat is a delicious, mild-flavored meat that is overlooked in the U.S. This recipe results in a tender, savory dish that, while unusual, is still basically good old comfort food. This would be great to serve with Israeli-style couscous; alternatively, you could add some potato chunks to the pan halfway through the cooking.

Original recipe makes 6 servings


3 pounds goat shoulder
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
10 pitted prunes, chopped
1/4 cup chopped Moroccan preserved lemon
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 1/2 cups chicken broth

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    2 hrs 20 mins


    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season the goat shoulder with salt and pepper, and place into the pan. Brown quickly on all sides. Add the onions to the pan, and cook, stirring constantly until browned. Mix in the prunes and preserved lemon; cook and stir for a few minutes to blend the flavors. Pour in the red wine and chicken broth, and bring to a simmer.
  3. Cover the Dutch oven, and bake for 2 hours, or until meat is so tender that it falls off of the bone.


Calories: 306 kcal
Carbohydrates: 12 g
Cholesterol: 108 mg
Fat: 9 g
Fiber: 1.4 g
Protein: 39.3 g
Sodium: 970 mg