[Foodie Friday] Try out the savory and spicy Jamaican curry goat and you won’t regret it

Francis Akhalbey May 4, 2018 at 12:00pm

May 04, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Foodie Friday

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

May 04, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Foodie Friday

Jamaican curry goat -- Photo Credit: Greedy Cooks

On today’s instalment of #FoodieFriday, we spotlight a very popular dish widely consumed in Jamaica and across the Caribbean, curry goat. Ingredients for this sumptuous goat dish include curry powder, vegetables and other ingredients and spices.

Check out the recipe for Jamaican curry goat courtesy cooklikeajamaican.com.


  • 3 lbs Goat meat, chopped in cubes
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 5-6 Tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 large Onion, sliced
  • 4-6 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Scotch bonnet Pepper, slice and discard seeds (handle with care)
  • 4 Tbsp Cooking oil
  • 4 cups boiling Water
  • 1 large sprig Thyme
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 3 medium Potatoes, each cut in 3 pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato ketchup

Season Meat

Mix together goat meat, salt, black pepper, 4 Tbsp curry powder, 1 large onion sliced, garlic, Scotch bonnet pepper. Please in the fridge overnight (or at least 5 hours) to marinate.


  1. Remove the sliced onions and scotch bonnet pepper from the bowl of marinated goat meat and set aside.
  2. Heat cooking oil in large saucepan on High. Place goat meat in pan and brown to seal in juices.
  3. Once the meat is browned add thyme and 2 cups of boiling water; cover, lower heat to Medium-Low and simmer for about 1 hour
  4. Chop 1 medium onion and add to pot along with the sliced onion and Scotch bonnet pepper that was set aside earlier
  5. Add 2 cups of boiling water and bring to a boil
  6. Taste and remove Scotch bonnet pepper based on your taste; add more curry powder to taste
  7. Add potatoes and tomato ketchup; simmer on low heat for 1/2 hour, or until the meat is falling off the bone

Serve with white rice and a green salad

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