Tacos Barbacoa De Chivo

Country: Mexico

Story: In contemporary Mexico, Tacos Barbacoa generally refers to meats, whole sheep or whole goats slow-cooked over an open fire, or more traditionally, in a hole dug in the ground covered with maguey leaves, although the interpretation is loose, and in the present day, they may refer to meat steamed until tender. This meat is known for its high fat content and strong flavor, often accompanied with onions and cilantro. In Northern Mexico, it is also sometimes made from beef head, but more often it is prepared from goat meat (cabrito). In Central Mexico, the meat of choice is lamb, and in the Yucatan, their traditional version, cochinita pibil (pit-style pork), is prepared with pork.

Our version here at Alma is marinated in an Adobo made from Guajio and Chipotle chiles and then slow roasted in the oven.

Preparation: Local goat is marinated in the Adobo sauce over night and then slow roasted in the oven until very tender. When this is done, some of the mixture is placed on fresh tortillas and garnished with radish, avocado puree, green onion and cilantro.