I got a tad tired of the usual chicken and fish dishes. I craved for a meal that was bold and pungent in flavors yet delicious and mouth-watering. And so, my culinary mind led me to an old favorite, curried goat (mutton). This dish is very popular in kitchens across my native island domain, Jamaica. I have consumed same quite a number of times as a child as well as an adult.

Part of the work was done by my butcher. Although mutton was chopped up in sizable pieces, I further cut up in even smaller bite-size portions. Goat was seasoned with:


  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Curry powder
  • Cumin
  • Crushed garlic
  • Crushed pimento(all spice)
  • Onion
  • Thyme


  1. In a stock pot, a drizzle of coconut oil was added along with goat.
  2. Goat was sautéed for a few minutes under medium heat. Two table spoons of Jamaican white rum were added.
  3. Then cold tap water was added to cover meat along with thyme, additional crushed garlic, onions celery.
  4. The lid was placed on pot and mutton slowly simmered under low to medium heat for approximately two and half hours.
  5. Additional water was added as needed every 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Minced scotch bonnet peppers, scallion, chopped onion were added to dish so as to further add extra spice.

Curried goat was served with steamed Jasmine rice and sautéed vegetables. The finished dish was bold, delicious and succulent.

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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