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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
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

  • ¼ cup chopped Moroccan preserved lemon

  • ½ cup dry red wine

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

306 Calories
9g Fat
12g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 306
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 905mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 733mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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