Curried Goat Recipe

Originating from the sun-kissed shores of Jamaica, Curried Goat encapsulates the essence of Jamaican culinary tradition and the use of locally sourced ingredients. Join us as we guide you through crafting this savory masterpiece, inviting you to savor the authentic taste of Jamaica’s cherished culinary heritage.


For the Curry Marinade:
  • 3 pounds goat meat, bone-in and cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons Jamaican curry powder
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Scotch bonnet peppers, seeds removed and minced (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (white or apple cider)
  • Salt, to taste
For Cooking:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 scallion, chopped (for garnish)
  • Cooked white rice, for serving


  1. In a large bowl, combine the goat meat chunks with Jamaican curry powder, finely chopped onions, minced garlic, minced Scotch bonnet peppers, fresh thyme leaves, ground allspice, ground black pepper, vegetable oil, vinegar, and a pinch of salt. Mix well, ensuring the meat is coated evenly with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. In a large, heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Remove the marinated goat meat from the bowl, allowing any excess marinade to drip off.
  4. Brown the goat meat in batches, ensuring all sides are nicely seared. Remove the browned meat and set it aside.
  5. In the same pot, add the diced potatoes and carrots. Sauté for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  6. Return the browned goat meat to the pot and mix well with the vegetables.
  7. Pour in 2 cups of water and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and let it simmer for about 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the goat meat is tender and the flavors have melded together.
  8. Stir in the coconut milk and simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  9. Season the Jamaican Curried Goat with salt to taste.
  10. Serve the flavorful curry over a bed of white rice, garnished with chopped scallion.

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