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curry goat recipe

Jamaican Curry Goat Recipe

This finger-licking dish is one of Jamaica's most popular cuisines. Try this Jamaican curry goat recipe for dinner today.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 20 kcal


  • lb goat meat
  • tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose season
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper* seeds remove and finely chopped
  • 6 pimento berries (allspice) crushed
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 stalks scallion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 3 sprig thyme
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 large potato peeled and diced
  • cooking oil
  • water
  • 1 lime ot lemon to wash the meat
  • 2 tbsp vinegar to wash the meat


  • Wash the goat meat in water with the vinegar and juice from the lime/lemon. Drain away all excess water.
  • In a large enough bowl, season the meat with 1½ tablespoon of curry powder, salt, all-purpose seasoning, pimento, ginger, scotch bonnet pepper, scallion, onion, and garlic. Drizzle about 2-3 tablespoons of oil over the meat and rub the seasoning in and leave to marinate for a least 2 hours (overnight is best).
  • Place a pot on medium heat and add about 2 tablespoon of cooking oil and the  remaining one tablespoon curry powder. Let the oil heat up (make sure not to burn the curry powder).
  • Add the goat meat and allow it to seared on all sides.
  • Add enough water to the pot to cover the meat. Cover and leave to cook for an hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours or until meat tender. Occasionally, check to make sure enough water is always in the pot.
  • Add the potato and fresh time and leave to simmer on low heat until the potato is cooked and sauce is thicken.


* I used one whole scotch bonnet pepper but you can adjust the amount to suit your taste.


Calories: 20kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 294mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 97IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword curry goat
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