99 Ranch Supermarket

99 Ranch in Chinatown is a full service supermarket  that has one of the more impressive selections of fresh seafood and meats in the city. Since they cater to the Asian community there are all sorts of unfamiliar cuts of meat and uncommon varieties of beautifully fresh whole fish. Can’t beat the produce aisle either. I can always find what I’m looking for when I’m attempting to cook an authentic Asian recipe.

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Goat $2.49lb, Walnut Vegetable Toast $2.20 each, Opo 3 lbs for 99 cents….wait, oh look, they have GOAT! $2.49 a pound! I can get in my car, drive over to 99 Ranch and be back home in less than 30 minutes if traffic doesn’t suck with the main ingredient for a spicy Caribbean stew that calls for goat meat…

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                                       Caribbean Goat Stew

  • 2 lbs goat meat cut into chunks (lamb or chicken may be substituted)
  • salt & pepper to tase
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions diced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 8 oz chicken or beef stock
  • a few springs fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons mild curry powder
  • 4 carrots diced
  • 4 medium potatoes peeled & quarered
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 8 whole allspice berries
  • 2-3 whole Scotch Bonnet or Habanero peppers
  • 4 green onions chopped

Season meat well with salt & pepper. Heat oil over medium heat in large heavy pan with a lid. Brown meat very well on all sides.

Add onions & garlic and saute till translucent. Add stock, thyme, curry powder, allspice and the whole pepper pods. Do not cut the peppers, add them whole.

Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for about 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender. And the carrot, potatoes and tomatoes and simmer 30 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.

Garnish with green onions and serve with plain boiled rice.

Serves 6-8

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