Curry goat was once Jamaica’s most famous authentic dish.
Curry goat was traditionally cooked in Jamaica on the weekends and at all gathering festivities. Today, curry goat is still very popular in Jamaica and around the world. Serve with white rice, rice & peas or food such as green banana, yellow yam and cook dumpling.
5 lbs Goat meat
½ cup Curry powder
½ tbsp Allspice, pimento powder
¼ cup Ocho Rios Jerk “All in One” dry Seasoning.
2 Potato, medium (helps to thicken gravy).
1 Onion, fresh thyme, scallions, garlic and salt (all included in Ocho Rios “All in One” dry seasoning) all optional based on likeness.
Boil water in kettle and leave to cool (optional).
1. Goat meat usually cut-up by butcher. If not, cut-up goat meat into the size of a small strawberry. Add goat meat to water, squeeze lime juice in water and wash. Drain water from meat and add all the ingredients together on goat meat except, 1/4 cup curry powder, and potato to use later.
- Rub the ingredients into the meat. (Curry stain, use plastic gloves or spoon to protect hands).
- Cover and leave curried goat meat to marinate for two hours or more. (Refrigerate preferable).
- Peel potatoes and dice in cubes to use later.
1. Slightly cover marinated curried goat meat in pot with cool water from kettle or pipe, cover pot with lid and add water.
2. Fire from stove should be turn between medium and high.
3. Once pot starts boiling, add remaining 1/4 cup curry powder.
4. Cook for 2 to 3 hours base on tenderness of goat meat.
5. Add potatoes in pot once the goat starting to get tender.
6. Stir pot occasionally and add water to pot from kettle as needed to prevent water from drying out until meat is tender.
7. Reduce fire for 2 to 3 minutes or until done.
Cooking notes & health tips:
For a healthier meal when cooking curry goat, we encourage removing fat from meat. Adapt a healthier lifestyle of cooking without giving up the great mouth-watering taste we have grown to love.
Yes, traditionally, curry goat was the most popular dish in Jamaica. Today curry goat is still very popular but get’s strong competition from the jerk food. Curry goat still remain one of the favorite dishes of many Jamaicans and people around the world.