curry goat

One of the most popular dishes locally, Jamaican curry goat is a major example of authentic Jamaican cuisine and reflects a part of Jamaican culture. Tender spicy curry goat served with white rice or rice and peas will leave you craving for more. Whilst the dish is served mainly at big events and on special family occasions, it is a regular item on the menu of most restaurants. This easy-to-follow recipe will guide you to make your own mouth-watering Jamaican curry goat. Jamaican Life and Travel has listed Jamaican curry goat as one of Jamaica’s 12 most popular dishes.

  • Prep: 30 minutes
  • Cook: 1 hour & 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients: Jamaican curry goat

  • 3½ lbs. goat meat cut in medium to small pieces
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • ¼ cup curry powder
  • 3 stalks scallion (cut up)
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • Add regular salt to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp pimento berries
  • 5 cloves garlic (chopped/crushed)
  • ½ tsp dried thyme leaves (leaves removed from sprigs)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1½ tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 large Irish potato (diced)
  • 1 small scotch bonnet pepper (seeds removed), chopped finely
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • Water: about 2 cups if pressure cooker is used or 4 cups if regular pot is used  

Directions

  • Step 1: Trim meat, cut into bite-size pieces and wash in a mixture of water and vinegar.
  • Step 2: Place meat in large bowl and add curry powder, chopped onion, scallion, garlic, ginger, thyme, scotch bonnet pepper, black pepper, seasoning salt, and salt: rub the seasonings into the meat. Cover the bowl or place the seasoned meat in a zip lock bag and leave to marinate for 2 hours or more.
  • Step 3:Heat cooking oil in a heavy bottom skillet or Dutch oven pot, or pressure cooker over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the marinated meat and allow to brown slightly. Stir meat during the process to ensure browning is even.
  • Step 4: If the choice for cooking is a regular pot, add about 4 cups of water to cover meat and cook on medium to high heat for 90 minutes or more, adding water throughout cooking as necessary, until meat is tender.
  • Step 5: Add diced potatoes and pimento berries the last 15 minutes of cooking.
  • Step 6: If you choose using a pressure cooker, add about 2 cups of water, and timing from when the pressure cooker starts to hiss, cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, remove lid once cooled, and check tenderness of meat. If necessary, add a little more water and pressure for an extra 20 minutes or more. Check meat again. If meat is tender, pour contents into large enough regular pot and allow to simmer. Add diced potatoes and pimento berries the last 15 minutes of cooking.

Enjoy your Jamaican-style curry goat.

Best Jamaican Curry Goat Recipe

One of the most popular dishes locally, Jamaican curry goat is a major example of authentic Jamaican cuisine and a reflects a part of Jamaican culture. Tender spicy curry goat served with white rice or rice and peas will leave you craving for more. Whilst the dish is served mainly at big events and on special family occasions, it is a regular item on the menu of most restaurants. This easy-to-follow recipe will guide you to make your own mouth-watering Jamaican-style curry goat

Type: Main dish

Cuisine: Jamaican

Keywords: Jamaican curry goat

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Recipe Yield: 6 servings

Preparation Time: PT0H30M

Cooking Time: PT1H45M

Total Time: PT2H15M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 3½ lbs. goat meat cut in medium to small pieces
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3 stalks scallion (cut up)
  • 4 sprigs thyme leaves
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp pimento berries
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • amount of regular salt to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup curry powder
  • ½ Scotch bonnet pepper (seeds removed and pepper chopped)
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 1 large Irish potato, diced
  • 1 tsp ginger chopped
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Water: about 2 cups if pressure cooker is used or about 4 cups if regular pot is used

Recipe Instructions: Step 1: Trim meat, cut into bite-size pieces and wash in a mixture of water and vinegar. Step 2: Place meat in large bowl and add curry powder, chopped onion, scallion, garlic, ginger, thyme, scotch bonnet pepper, black pepper, seasoning salt, and salt: rub the seasonings into the meat. Cover the bowl or place the seasoned meat in a zip lock bag and leave to marinate for 2 hours or more. Step 3:Heat cooking oil in a heavy bottom skillet or Dutch oven pot, or pressure cooker over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the marinated meat and allow to brown slightly. Stir meat during the process to ensure browning is even. Step 4: If the choice for cooking is a regular pot, add about 4 cups of water to cover meat and cook on medium to high heat for 90 minutes or more, adding water throughout cooking as necessary, until meat is tender. Step 5: Add diced potatoes and pimento berries the last 15 minutes of cooking. Step 6: If you choose using a pressure cooker, add about 2 cups of water, and timing from when the pressure cooker starts to hiss, cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, remove lid once cooled, and check tenderness of meat. If necessary, add a little more water and pressure for an extra 20 minutes or more. Check meat again. If meat is tender, pour contents into large enough regular pot and allow to simmer. Add diced potatoes and pimento berries the last 15 minutes of cooking.

Editor's Rating:
5
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