Escape to Goat Island Cook-Along Kit for 2 + Free Cooking Class

The Girl & the Goat ships its signature dishes nationwide on Goldbelly! You’re invited to join us for our latest Goldbelly Live! event on Thursday, November 5 at 7 PM ET — a live cook-along class with James Beard Award-winner and “Top Chef” Stephanie Izard of Chicago’s famed Girl & the Goat!

We could all use a vacation, so join in as Chef Stephanie takes us on a LIVE culinary journey, guiding us as we make coconut-braised pork belly, shrimp papaya salad, tuna poke, Thai-inspired rice crepes, and two BYOB cocktails. Plus, Chef Stephanie includes a pre-made rum cake for dessert! Also included are full-size bottles of This Little Goat Went To Tokyo and This Little Goat Went To Southeast Asia sauces — so the vacation will last long after your meal has ended. Wheels (and bottoms) up!

Since opening its doors in Chicago’s Fulton Market District in 2010, few Windy City restaurants have been so consistently praised—and packed—as Stephanie Izard’s Girl & The Goat. James Beard Award-winning chef Izard’s bold, globetrotting flavors defy easy categorization. Every item on her restaurant’s family-style menu is extraordinarily creative and delicious. Izard is renowned as one of the US’s best chefs. She won Season 1 of “Iron Chef Gauntlet” and Season 4 of "Top Chef.” and she took home the James Beard Award for Best Chef Great Lakes in 2013. One of the best restaurants in Chicago, Girl & The Goat was a 2011 James Beard Award "Best New Restaurant” finalist.

Here’s How it Works:
– Order your Girl & the Goat Meal Kit before Monday, November 2 at 6pm ET.

– By placing an order, you will automatically be enrolled in the exclusive Zoom event.

– On Wednesday, November 4, you’ll receive your Meal Kit at your door, along with an email with all the info you’ll need to join the Zoom event.

– At 7 PM ET on Thursday, November 5, join Chef Stephanie Izard on Zoom and Escape to Goat Island!

A limited number of seats are available, and they’re expected to fill up quickly. Reserve your spot today!

For more details, head to the Goldbelly Blog!

More Details

Limited Edition: This Meal Kit Includes a FREE Goldbelly Live! Cook-Along Zoom Class with Girl & the Goat’s Chef Stephanie Izard.

This package serves 2 people and includes everything you need to make the complete meal + cocktails.

Kit Includes

  • 1 Bottle This Little Goat went to Southeast Asia Sauce
  • 8 oz. Shrimp
  • 3 Cups Shaved Green Papaya
  • 4 Limes
  • 1 Cup Cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup Crushed Peanuts
  • 1 Cup Crispy Shallots
  • 1 Cup Pickled Fresnos
  • 1 Large Bunch Thai basil
  • 1 Large Bunch Mint
  • 1/2 Cup Garlic chips
  • 1 Persimmon
  • 1/2 Cup Seasoned rice vinegar
  • 4 oz. Raw Tuna (make sure well iced!)
  • 4 oz. Kewpie Mayo
  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 Tablespoons Shio Kombu
  • 1 Cup House-made furikake
  • 2 Pcs. Pork belly (each 4 oz.)
  • 5 Tablespoons Red curry
  • 1 Can Coconut cream
  • 1 Cup Rice Crepe Batter
  • 1 Cup Kabocha squash puree
  • 1/2 Cup Thai Sweet & Sour Sauce
  • 15 oz. India-spiced Tropical Punch
  • 6 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Rum Cake (each 4.5")

You Will Need

For The Meal
Cooking oil (such as canola or veg), kosher salt, 2 cutting boards, chef’s knife, side towels/oven mitts, 3 medium/large mixing bowls, 2 small ziplock bags (optional), 1 small non-stick skillet or crepe pan, 1 small baking sheet, 1 small saucepan or pot, large spoon or ladle, small whisk or fork, small spatula, mixing spoons, serving plates & utensils

For The Cocktails
BYOB – rum & tequila is encouraged
1 cup of sugar, ice, cocktail shaker, Collins glasses, rocks glasses


This Little Goat went to Tokyo – Cane Sugar, Tamari Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Salt Sugar), Salted Sake (Water, Rice, Salt), Water, Granulated Tamari Soy Sauce (Soy Sauce (Soybeans, Salt, Sugar), Maltodextrin, Salt), Cultured Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Xanthan Gum, Salt
This Little Goat went to Southeast Asia – Canola Oil, Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit Juice Concentrate, Tamari Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Salt, Sugar) Roasted Garlic, Spices, Orange Juice Concentrate, Cultured Dextrose, Lime Juice Concentrate, Salt, Citric Acid, Xantham Gum, Contains Soy
Shaved Green Papaya
Cherry Tomatoes
Crushed Peanuts
Crispy Shallots
Pickled Fresnos
Thai Basil
Garlic Chips
Seasoned Rice Vinegar – Rice Vinegar, Water, Corn Syrup, Salt, Brown Sugar)
Raw tuna (make sure well iced!)
Kewpie Mayo
Shio Kombu – Kombu, Soy Sauce, Mirin, Sugar
House-Made Furikake – Puffed Hondashi Rice, Bonito Flakes, Fried Capers, Sesame Seeds, Korean Chili Flakes, Nori
Pork Belly – Pork Belly, Light Soy Sauce, Dark Soy Sauce, Sugar In The Raw, Shoaxing Rice Wine, Pixian Paste, Red Fermented Tofu, Bullet Chilies, Star Anise, Cassia, Cardamon, Ginger
Red Curry – Harissa, Pickled Fresnos, Cardamom Seeds, Ginger, Lemongrass, Galangal, Shallot, Garlic, Lime Zest, Thai Shrimp Paste, Cilantro
Coconut Cream
Rice Crepe Batter – Rice, Water, Eggs
Kabocha Squash Puree – Kabocha Squash, Canola Oil, Brown Butter, Salt
Thai Sweet & Sour Sauce – Rice Bran Oil, Garlic, Ginger, Scallion, Shoaxing Rice Wine, Thai Seasoning Liquid, Fish Sauce, Gooseberry Pickling Liquid, Pickled Fresnos
India-spiced Tropical Punch – Coconut Milk, Mango, Lime, India Spice (Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Mustard, Cumin, Chiles, Cardamom, Star Anise, Cloves, Salt), Demerara Sugar
Pineapple Juice
Rum Cake – Butter, Sugar, Rum, Eggs, Custard powder, All-purpose flour, Salt, Vanilla, Rice bran oil

Instructions / Storage

  • Kit ships with ice packs, will not arrive frozen
  • Upon arrival place immediately in the fridge
  • All ingredients have to be refrigerated until cooking

Pre-Class Directions

  • Gather all ingredients from your kit, additional ingredients and equipment needed.
  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Make simple syrup for your Sweet ’n Spicy “Margarita”: combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water and heat in a small saucepan over medium heat. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until all of the sugar is dissolved. Let cool completely before using.
  • Halve the tomatoes for your papaya salad. Juice all of the limes for use in the cocktail and the curry.

To Serve

Shrimp Papaya Salad

  • Shrimp (already peeled and deveined)
  • This Little Goat went to Southeast Asia sauce
  • Kosher salt (not provided)
  • Cooking oil (such as canola or vegetable oil – not provided)
  • Shaved green papaya
  • 1 Lime
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Peanuts
  • Crispy shallots
  • Garlic chips
  • Pickled fresnos
  • Basil
  • Mint

Make the Salad

  • Remove shrimp from the packaging and remove the tails by pinching where the tails meet the body of the shrimp.
  • Place in a medium-sized mixing bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons This Little Goat went to Southeast Asia sauce and a pinch of kosher salt.
  • Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat and coat with a drizzle of cooking oil.
  • Add in the shrimp and sauté until no longer opaque and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool while you assemble your salad.
  • Slice the tomatoes in half, lengthwise.
  • Add to a large mixing bowl along with the shaved papaya, crushed peanuts, half of the garlic chips and crispy shallots (reserving half for your pork belly), a few tablespoons of the pickled fresnos (reserving the pickling liquid for your delicious Sweet ‘n Spicy Margarita), torn leaves of fresh basil and mint (about ¼ cup of each), and your cooked shrimp.
  • Squeeze over the juice of 1 lime and about 2-3 tablespoons of the This Little Goat went to Southeast Asia sauce. Toss until well combined.
  • Season to taste with salt and serve immediately.

Tuna Poke

  • Persimmon
  • Seasoned rice vinegar
  • This Little Goat Went to Tokyo sauce
  • Kewpie mayo (reserving half for your crepes)
  • Tuna (keep refrigerated or on ice when not using)
  • Avocado
  • Shio kombu
  • House-made furikake

Make the Poke

  • First, make your pickled persimmons.
  • Remove the ends from the persimmon, peel, and dice into ½-inch cubes.
  • Place in a small mixing bowl and pour over the seasoned rice vinegar and 1 Tbsp water.
  • Toss to combine, making sure your persimmons are completely submerged in liquid. Let sit for about 25-30 minutes (no more than 45), allowing your persimmons to achieve a quick pickle.
  • Transfer sauce to a small Ziplock bag (this will act as a disposable squeeze bottle once you snip off the bottom corner).
  • In a small bowl, whisk half of the Kewpie mayo (about 2-ounces) with 1 Tablespoon This Little Goat went to Tokyo sauce
  • Meanwhile, dice the tuna into ½-inch cubes (similar in size to the persimmons) and place in a medium-sized mixing bowl (keep refrigerated or over ice until ready to serve).
  • Halve the avocado and remove the pit.
  • Dice into ½-inch cubes and place in the mixing bowl along with the tuna.
  • Strain the persimmons and add to the bowl.
  • Add in 1 Tablespoon This Little Goat Went to Tokyo sauce, shio kombu, a few tablespoons of the furikake that you can use as a delicious crunchy topping!
  • Toss to combine and season to taste with additional salt and Tokyo sauce, as desired.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Snip one bottom corner off of your Ziplock bag and drizzle Tokyo mayo all over your poke.
  • Garnish with another pinch of furikake and dig in!

Coconut-Braised Pork Belly

  • Pork belly
  • Red curry
  • Coconut cream
  • Lime
  • This Little Goat went to Southeast Asia
  • Kosher salt (not provided)
  • Crispy shallots
  • Garlic Chips
  • Mint
  • Basil

Make the Pork Belly

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the pork belly on a baking sheet and cover with foil.
  • Roast until warmed through, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make your coconut curry.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the red curry, half of the can of coconut cream, the juice from half of your lime (reserving the other half for your Sweet ‘n Spicy Margarita – recipe to follow) and 1 teaspoon This Little Goat went to Southeast Asia sauce.
  • Heat to a simmer over medium heat, whisking to combine.
  • Continue simmering, whisking occasionally, until the sauce is well combined and warmed through.
  • Season to taste with salt.
  • Transfer warm pork belly to a serving plate and spoon over the coconut curry sauce. Top with your reserved crispy shallots, garlic chips and torn leaves of mint and basil.

Sweet & Sour Thai Squash Rice Crepes

  • Rice crepe Batter
  • Kabocha Squash Puree
  • Thai Sweet & Sour Sauce
  • This Little Goat Went to Southeast Asia Sauce
  • Kewpie Mayo (reserving half for your tuna poke)
  • Pickled Fresnos
  • Mint
  • Basil

Make the Crepes

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk half of the Kewpie mayo (about 2-ounces) with 2 teaspoons This Little Goat went to Southeast Asia sauce.
  • Transfer sauce to a small Ziplock bag (this will act as a disposable squeeze bottle once you snip off the bottom corner) and set aside until ready to serve.
  • Next, make your crepes: Heat an 8-inch non-stick pan (or crepe pan) over medium heat.
  • Once hot, add in about 3 Tbsp of your crepe batter.
  • Let cook until the bottom side is set, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Carefully flip your crepe using a small spatula and continue cooking until cooked through, about 1-2 minutes more.
  • Transfer crepe to a clean plate and repeat with the remaining batter. (Don’t worry if some get messed up, we gave you plenty of extra batter!)
  • Fill each crepe with a large spoonful of squash puree.
  • Fold in half, then in half again, enclosing the squash puree and creating a triangle shape.
  • Coat a large skillet with about 2 tablespoons of canola oil and heat over medium heat.
  • Once hot, add in your crepes (working in batches if necessary).
  • Cook until lightly browned on each side and warmed through. Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Snip one bottom corner off of your Ziplock bag and drizzle Southeast Asia mayo all over your crepes. Top with a few spoonfuls of Thai sweet & sour sauce, pickled fresnos and some torn leaves of fresh mint and basil.

India-spiced Tropical “Rum” Punch

  • Tropical punch cocktail mixer
  • Rum of choice (not provided)

Make Your Rum Punch

  • Enjoy this tropical punch on its own as a delicious mocktail, or add 1.75 oz. of your favorite rum (or other spirit of your choice) to every 2.5 oz. of mixer.
  • Shake over ice and strain into an iced Collins glass.

Sweet ‘n Spicy “Margarita”

  • Pickled Fresno Juice
  • This Little Goat Went to Tokyo
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Lime Juice (not provided)
  • Simple Syrup (not provided)
  • Tequila of Choice (not provided)

Make Your Margarita

  • First, make your simple syrup. In a small saucepan, combine equal parts sugar and water and heat over medium heat.
  • Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until all of the sugar is dissolved.
  • Let cool completely before using.
  • Add 3 Tbsp pickled fresno juice, 1.5 Tbsp This Little Goat went to Tokyo sauce, pineapple juice, ½ cup fresh lime juice and ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp of your simple syrup to a cocktail shaker.
  • For each cocktail, combine 2.5oz cocktail mixer with 2 oz of your favorite tequila (or other spirit of your choice).
  • Shake well and strain into a large rocks glass with ice.
  • Enjoy!
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Tammy M. - Lake Oswego, OR
The meal was absolutely delicious. The rhubarb chimmichurri was exceptional. The pork shanks were so tender.
Nelda B. - Bellevue, WA
The food was excellent. Preparation directions were clear. Nice to have the extra sauce for later.
Salli C. - Jackson, MI
It was perfect! Arrived on time, easy to follow instructions and the freshest ingredients. The meal was a birthday surprise for my husband because we couldn’t get reservations at The Girl in the Goat when we visited Chicago a few years ago. And it was DELICIOUS!! I’m thinking of ordering the short rib meal for Fathers Day.
Michelle L. - East Northport, NY
We had a mix of seniors and youngsters and everyone said the Girl and the Goat pork shank was one of the best meals we've ever had. The pork fell off the bone, the sauces were delicious and the beans - the best. It was truly a wonderful experience.
Roger K. - Tampa, FL
Tasty recipe. Was a bit involved and challenging to follow but watching the Instagram live video helped
Justin S. - Pittsburgh, PA
I've ordered from 3 or 4 places via goldbelly. The Girl and the Goat's meal was an absolute 10. Absolutely felt like a restaurant meal.
Linda H. - Crawfordville, FL
Everything. Order was delivered on time, food was delicious and directions for preparation were very concise and easy to follow. I hope you make more meals available from this restaurant!
Jennifer M. - Sag Harbor, NY
Food arrived with dry ice and every item was in great shape! The food itself was THE best meal kit that we have ever had- super quality food, great taste combinations, fresh and vibrant- restaurant quality++!
Heather W. - Fountain Hills, AZ
So fun! Stephanie Izard was great! I felt like I was sharing the kitchen with a friend without having to share the space. The food came out delicious! She was easy to cook along with. Stephanie gave easy to do directions while also talking about the ingredients and telling us some stories along the way. Would definitely do again!
Jackie J. - Willow Springs, IL
Great concept - loves the online cooking class and having the box of materials shipped to my door. Did it with family on vacation - so fun!
John B. - Southgate, KY
Ingredients arrived on time. There were no glitches with the zoom call and it didn't feel like Stephanie was rushing things. Was a good time.
Jeff M. - Chicago, IL
This was the best packaged thing I’ve gotten yet. Very organized meal kit with generous portions.
Allison K. - Arlington, VA
Food arrived as promised for live event. Customer service very responsive and thorough.
Lisa B. - Saint Petersburg, FL
The zoom cooking class was awesome! Would definitely do another one. And the food was delicious!
Orli S. - Milford, NJ
The food was packaged well (no damage at all-and there were eggs in our order) and the food was excellent. It felt restaurant quality even though we were at home.
Andy S. - Phoenix, AZ
Delivery was completed and gave me the opportunity to participate in a uniquely fun and rewarding experienced.
Paul C. - Whitestown, IN
Most amazing purchase ever. An incredible meal (said it was for 2, but really more like 4), and over an hour with Stephanie Izard on a zoom call. What could be better?
Dan L. - Niles, MI
It was a really awesome experience. The presentation of the kit was nice and the portion sizes were really generous. We had a lot of leftovers.
Alyssa S. - Stevensville, MI
I thought the delivery process of the ingredients was excellent, well thought out and such. Stephanie’s personality was very welcoming in her home - it made it feel very intimate and I loved the final product.
Kelly B. - Jacksonville Beach, FL
We sent this to my parents as an anniversary gift and they loved it. Said it tasted as good as going to the Girl and the Goat in person.
John C. - Hull, MA
The meal kit from Girl and The Goat was delicious, well packaged and explicit instructions for prepping, cooking and plating.
Judy C. - Missoula, MT
The food that arrived for folks on time was delicious, plentiful and well worth the investment! Two thumbs up on Girl and the Goat.
Brian C. - Lawrenceville, GA
Items were well-packed, food was delicious and preparation instructions were clear. I also really appreciated receiving a full bottle of Southeast Asian sauce to use for later, rather than a small ramekin!
Jennifer B. - Durham, NC
The meal was excellent, with a great combination of flavors. Preparation was easy. Perfect dinner for Easter, felt like I was in the Holy Land.
Karen F. - Pleasant Plains, IL
Fast shipping, safe and effective food storage/prep, perfect portions, and absolutely delicious end result
Caitlin H. - Arlington, VA
The product quality was fantastic and delivered quickly. Items were still very cold when shipped all the way to California.
Brian H. - Roseville, CA
I just LOVED cooking with Stephanie Izard. The food was out of this world, easy to make and follow along with, too. Plus, it was great to hear Stephanie's cooking stories and travels around the world. I would definitely do another cook with her or any of the other amazing chefs on Goldbelly!
Jenny G. - Phoenix, AZ
All of the amazing sauces, the pre-made empanada dough and scallion pancake, the royal icing, the other measured ingredients...made for an incredible delicious and actually achievable meal! It's one of the best I've done. I really really really appreciated how everything was shipped. I also love Stephanie Izard and Girl & the Goat in general. Can't wait to do it again.
Victoria R. - Carle Place, NY
The food was packaged well, got here cold, and all was fresh. The class was great. I loved it.
Myrna P. - Pittsburgh, PA
Everything was delivered on time, and the class was amazing! This was a gift for my sister and she absolutely loved it.
Victoria C. - Staten Island, NY
Love the ease of the food classes with the delivered box of supplies! Has really helped us stay connected tot he food we love and support the chefs and food industry during this time of hardship.
Melissa W. - Sylva, NC
The Meal Kits from the Girl and the Goat are literally one of the best things available online right now. We've done two regular meal kits and two cook alongs, and we can't get enough of what Stephanie and her team creates. They have all been spectacular. Well thought out. Beautifully packaged. Challenging enough for a foodie/amateur chef like me while still being very easy to follow and execute. Delicious. And great portions. A wonderful value for your money and time. Girl and the Goat on Goldbelly is now our go-to for Pandemic at home Date Night.
Tanya B. - Highland Park, NJ
Dinner turned out great and we had fun making it! We have taken two of the Girl and Goat classes and this was similar with no teacher.
Richard G. - Chesterfield, MO
The ingredients were received thoughtfully packed, fresh, with ice still intact. The printed material created excitement and was very helpful for preparation. It is a pleasure watching Stephanie in the kitchen. Although I could not follow along at her speed, I enjoyed watching the presentation, then resumed cooking after.
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The live class was so awesome and the food was just delicious. Stephanie is amazing and you should do live classes with her more often! I can't wait to do another.
Julie F. - Hanover, MA
Basically everything. The food was amazing, and the the instructions were pretty thorough, happy with the box!
Kym N. - Union City, NJ
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Linda P. - Montebello, CA
The food was great and the Zoom class with Stephanie was super fun! We really loved the concept of it, and we were able to Zoom with family (who were also in the cooking class) afterwards while we enjoyed the dinner that we just cooked.
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