Roasted Goat Leg with Peaches, Apples, & Citrus

Roasted Goat Leg with Peaches, Apples, & Citrus

Roasted Goat always makes an interesting meal that is exotic while still being simple. The key to this recipe is marinating the meat overnight and cooking the roast low and slow.


  • 1 5-7lb goat leg
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 1 lb of peaches, fresh or frozen, sliced
  • 2 medium apples, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced (no need to peel)
  • 2 cups white wine, divided


For the marinade

Zest the lemons and cover the leg with the zest.

Season meat liberally with salt and pepper.

Slice the peaches, apples, and citrus and arrange the slices so the leg is covered from top to bottom.

Wrap tightly with foil and place on a baking sheet.

Allow 24 hours to marinate in the refrigerator.

For the roast

Remove from the refrigerator 2-3 hours before roasting, allowing the leg to come to room temperature.

Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees F.

Unwrap the leg from the foil, and place back on the baking sheet or in a roasting pan if you have one large enough.

Add the fruit and juices from the marinade to the pan. Pour one cup of wine into the bottom of your pan and tent the leg with foil.

Place the leg in the oven and reduce temperature immediately to 200 degrees F.

Roast the leg for 5-6 hours keeping a close watch. When the bottom of the pan is dry add the second cup of wine.

Once the leg reaches an internal temperature of 120 degrees F remove from the oven. Turn the broiler on to high. Allow a few minutes for your broiler to heat up then place the leg uncovered back in the oven to brown.

When the meat reaches 125 degrees F internal temperature remove from the oven, and let rest for 15 minutes.

Slice against the grain & serve.