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Jamaican Curry Goat Recipe

Jamaican Curried Goat

Fallon Brooks
Jamaica is well known for its wonderful talents, beautiful landscape, and most of all its mouthwatering dishes including Curried Goat.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 8 Servings


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Dutch Pot


  • 3lbs lbs Goat Meat cut into chunky pieces
  • 4 oz Jamaican Curry Powder
  • 2 tbsp Bouillon
  • 1 large Potato medium cubes
  • 1 medium Carrot small cubes
  • 2 stalk Scallion chopped
  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • 4 peg Garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp Pimento
  • 3 spring Thyme
  • 1 whole Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 3 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 oz Vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 inches ginger root or 1 tsp ginger powder smashed


  • Clean and cut the goat meat into medium chunky pieces.
  • Wash meat with vinegar/lime or lemon and rinse it thoroughly. (this helps to get rid of the gamey smell and taste) You can pat dry to avoid excess moisture.
  • Add curry powder, black pepper, salt, and bouillon, and some of the natural seasoning (1 tbsp minced garlic, 1 sprig thyme, 1 tsp pimento, and ginger) and marinate for at least 1 hr or overnight.
  • In a wide saute pan add oil to a high heat pan. Add goat meat slowly and brown until the flavors start to release and the meat changes color (muscles of the meat tightens) for roughly 2 minutes. (PLEASE DO NOT BURN MEAT) See video
  • Add water, reduce to low heat, Periodically check the pot to see the level of water that remains. Add more water if necessary. *Add a small portion at a time. DO NOT flood the pot with water.
  • Slow cook for 1hr 15minutes or until the meat is tender.
  • When meat becomes tender add potatoes allow them to cook halfway. Then add the remaining natural seasoning and carrots.
  • Simmer the pot for 10 mins or until the season releases its flavor into the pot.
  • When the pot is well simmered and the gravy is formed you are ready to serve.


OPTIONAL: You can use a pressure cooker to reduce cooking time. Same method and procedure. Tip: Check the pressure cooker every 3o mins to make sure your water level is right and to avoid over cooking the meat. 
Tips: Try not to add too much water and make the curry watery. This recipe should have an almost think-gravy texture. Adding too much water may ruin the flavor and texture.
Add more powdered season if necessary in the end. sometimes, when you add water consistently the flavor reduces and you may have to add more salt or powdered seasoning to give it that kick to make it perfect. 
Adding the carrots too early will make the curry sweet.
Adding the season too early will make it soggy.
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