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Jamaican Goat Curry

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"Jamaican goat curry that will have you coming back for more. The meat is so tender it melts in your mouth. You can adjust the heat by using more or less of the Scotch bonnet pepper. You never knew how good goat could be! Serve with white rice or rice with peas."
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10 h 15 m servings 380
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine goat meat and vinegar in a large bowl; cover with water. Let stand, about 5 minutes. Drain, massaging the meat.
  2. Mix onion, 6 tablespoons curry powder, Scotch bonnet peppers, garlic, allspice berries, salt, pepper, and thyme together in a bowl to make a spice rub. Rub into goat meat until coated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.
  3. Scrape spice rub off the goat meat, reserving it in a bowl.
  4. Heat oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons curry powder; stir until dark and fragrant, about 1 minute. Add goat meat; cook until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  5. Stir reserved spice rub, potatoes, and carrots into the saucepan. Pour in enough water to cover. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, adding more water as needed, until goat meat is tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Discard allspice berries. Season with salt and pepper.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Rinsing the goat in vinegar and water helps break down the muscle and will help make the meat tender
  • Substitute 2 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme for the fresh if desired.
  • Use gloves when dealing with Scotch bonnet peppers as they are very hot. I used gloves when preparing the rub as well as removing it from the meat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 380 calories; 10.2 29.8 42.4 106 332 Full nutrition

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This was fun to make and it tasted authentic. I used half water and half coconut milk instead of just water. It was a little too spicy, next time I will only use one pepper.

Instead of using vinegar, I used fresh lime juice. I diced on scotch bonnet pepper and placed the other in the pot, whole. Then I used coconut milk instead of using water. The taste was fresh...

It was really good, I’ve had goat out, lots of times however this was my first time making it, I really enjoyed how the seasonings in the rub, still Adhered to the meat, once we arrived at the ...

Put potatoes and other ingredients after first having stewed the goat meat for half and hour. This way the vegetables are not overcooked. I added some rum and sugar to the marinade. The result w...