Despite not being a common source of protein in the US, more than half of the world's population eats goat, which is rich in nutrients and lower in fat and sodium than other red meats.
Feral goats are abundant throughout Hawai‘i, and can be hunted year-round in some areas.
Although Chef @brianhirata808 has been hunting since a child, it wasn't until after college did he shoot his first goat.
Regulations prohibit us from serving wild goat commercially, but goat farms throughout the islands raise goats that allow us to showcase this great protein source.
This weekend we will be featuring Big Island ranched goat integrated into a version of a popular Puerto Rican dish common in Hawai‘i - Pastele Stew.