Curried Goat

Jamaican curried goat is a national favorite. Many Jamaicians do not think that they are at a party if curried goat is not served.

Curried Goat
Serves 4
Total Time:  8 hours

2 lbs. goat meat
1 tablespoon salt
1 Scotch Bonnet pepper, seeded and minced
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 whole scallions, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup coconut milk (optional)
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
3 tablespoons curry powder
1 onion, sliced
1/4 cup vegetable oil
7 cups water

Rinse the goat meat and rub all over with the juice of half of the lime. Put the meat in a large bowl and add the salt, black pepper, Scotch Bonnet pepper, thyme, allspice, curry powder, scallions, onions, and garlic. Leave it to marinate, refrigerated, for at least 2 hours. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it is very hot. Add the meat, reserving the seasoning mixture, and cook until golden brown on all sides. Add the seasoning mixture and cook, stirring about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook until everything is combined, about 3 minutes.  Add the water and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Reduce to low, cover and cook until the meat is tender, about 2 hours. Stir in the remaining line juice and serve with rice.

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