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Tasso Cabrit with sauce on blue plate

Haitian Style Fried Goat Meat (Tassot Cabrit)

Tassot Cabrit (Fried Goat Meat) is one of the leading dishes in Haitian cuisines. The meat is tender, crisp, and is perfect for Fritay or alongside side plantains and rice.
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine Haitian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 1724kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Deep fryer
  • Saucepan


To Season The Meat

  • 3 Lbs. Goat Meat Cleaned; Cut into large chunks
  • 1 Shallot Sliced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 6 Mint Leaves Optional
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Parsley
  • ¼ Cup Haitian Epis
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • Juice From 1 Lemon
  • 2 Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Cloves
  • 1 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper

For Frying

  • 4 Cups Frying Oil We used Canola Oil

For The Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • Meat Juice
  • 1 Small Onion Sliced


For The Meat

  • Wash the meat thouroughly. Then transfer the meat to a bowl or the instant pot.
    Add the meat seasoning: Shallot, garlic cloves, min leaves, parsley, Haitian Epis, mustard, lemon juice, salt, ground cloves, and cayenne pepper.
    Mix well to combine and marinate for 2 hours or overnight.
    When ready to cook, place the meat in the instant pot. Select the "meat" option and adjust the time to 20 minutes. Turn the knob to sealant.
    meat in bowl
  • When complete, quick release and remove the meat and set aside. Do not discard the liquid. See below for the sauce instructions.
    In a deep fryer, add 4 cups of frying oil. Bring the oil to temperature to 400 degrees. 
    In small batches, add the meat and fry for 2-4 minutes. Repeat the step with the rest of the meat. 
    Tassot Cabrit Step-by-step guide

For The Sauce

  • In a small saucepan add the oil over medium low heat. For this, we are using olive oil but you can also use canola oil or vegetable oil.
    Haitian sauce made from the goat meat.
  • Next, add in the tomato paste. Stir well to combine. Cook for about 1 minute. Then add the liquid from the instant pot. Stir a couple times and allow the sauce to come to a simmer over medium low heat for about 8 minutes. 
    Then add the rest of the sliced onions and stir. Remove the sauce from the heat and serve hot with the meat, rice, and or salad.
    Tasso Cabrit with sauce on blue plate


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Serving: 6Servings | Calories: 1724kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 154g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 41g | Monounsaturated Fat: 94g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 771mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 5mg