These pies are sold by the Goat Pie Guy who can be spotted at an array of markets around Brisbane town (including some that I natter away about on 612ABC).
Now I know that some people's reactions to eating goat revolve around various variations on the phrase "ew". If you're happy eating other kinds of meat, I really do recommend giving goat a try- it has its own unique subtle flavour and these pies are packed full of herbs, spices and other fantastic flavours so they're a great way to ease into trying out something new.
Made from Australian Boer goat meat, various pies on the Goat Pie Guy's menu include: The Grecian Goat Pie (with rosemary, garlic and wine); The Moroccan Goat pie (with cumin, tumeric, corriander, sweet potato and dates); the Jamaican Goat Pie (with Caribbean curry) and the Gov'nor (with brown ale and Lancashire Relish).
As you can tell form the pics, I not only grabbed a beautifully cooked goat pie on the run, but loved it so much I stocked up and brought a batch of them home for dinner with some roast veg. I opted for the Deluxe Goat Pie, mainly because it seemed to be selling out fast and I trust all of you goat-pie-eating-aficionados out there.
The Deluxe Goat Pie is Goat Pie Guy's signature pie, packed full of slow cooked goat meat infused with honey and thyme surrounded by a port and redcurrant jus. If you're still unsure about the whole goat thing, try this. The flavours blended together fantastically and the honey and redcurrants gave a gorgeous sweet edge to the goat meat. The meat itself just fell apart and each mouthful, and the pastry was amazing with a strong suet-style base and a super flaky puff pastry top. It was without doubt one of the best pies I've ever experienced.
These goat pies are handmade by chef Mick Hobson, who is obviously passionate about sharing unique foodie ideas with the good people of Bris-vegas, and executes his ideas brilliantly. Word on the street is that Pork Pie Guy may be coming soon to a market near you which I for one would hog at the dinner table.
Website: Goat Pie Guy
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