I picked a couple of fresh Asian Pears from the tree just outside the window. I chopped one medium size onion and one medium sized pear and put them in the pressure cooker with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. I sauteed them for a few minutes then added the chops, bones and all. I added a dash of salt and pepper and a very light sprinkle of chili powder, some tumeric, cumin powder, corriander and about 1 cup of water. I put the lid on and set the timer for 45 minutes. Just as the timer went off I could smell the awful odor of burnt meat. I was doomed and immediately heard "I told you not to try something new" in my head.
Fortunately for me I still had time to thaw more chops and try again. I set the chops to thaw and scraped the burnt matter from the pressure cooker and started all over again. I again cut up one medium onion, one medium pear and sauteed them in olive oil. I added the chops, salt, pepper and a light shake of chili powder. And for the liquid I used 1 cup of apple juice and 1/2 cup of water. Set the timer for 30 minutes and went off to pack up for the market.
I was nervous about burning another dish so I checked on it regularly. At last the timer went off and I quickly cooled and opened the top to find a very pleasing aroma and nothing burnt! I began removing all the bone and what little fat there was. Then the moment of truth... the taste test. I tried a bite and my immediate reaction was Booyah! I hit it out of the park. I was impressed with myself and had found redemption.
I know it was a winner because of comments like "Holy S--- that's good", "Oh my God that is amazing", "Wow! That's goat?" and those were just a few of the compliments I received yesterday. Then my final critic arrived. The Foodie tried it and said "Wow thats really good". Yup I was out of the doghouse for trying something new and was pressured into quickly posting the recipe. Sometimes simple is better and I couldn't have made this one any easier for myself, even though I had to burn some first! Farmer wins another round!
1 medium onion
1 medium pear
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-1.5lbs of goat chops
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
Dash of chili powder
1 cup apple juice
1/2 cup water