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Jamaican Goat (or Lamb) Curry - Print
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Jamaican Goat (or Lamb) Curry

A traditional Jamaican Goat Curry. Serve with coconut rice and beans. Yield: serves 4-6 as an entrée
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: Curry, Goat, Jamaican, Lamb
Servings: 4




  • 2 small to medium-sized onions
  • 3 tablespoons sweet curry
  • 5 tablespoons freshly ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped ginger
  • 2 habanero/scotch bonnet peppers seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
  • 4 large cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 3 lamb fat or coconut oil
  • 1 large sweet potato about 12 oz, cut into 2 inch squares
  • 4 cups goat, or other stock or water in a pinch


  • Combine the goat, salt, curry powder, allspice and thyme and allow to sit overnight.
  • The next day, rough chop the onion, garlic, ginger and habaneros, then pulse in a food processor and reserve, be careful not to touch the habaneros, or just use gloves. The onion mixture should be coarse, not too fine, not too large.
  • Brown the goat pieces in a dutch oven in the fat, being careful not to burn the curry coating. When the meat is browned, add the onion mixture and cook for two minutes, then add the tomato paste, stock, cover and simmer on low heat for 2 hours or until the meat is just about fork tender.
  • While the meat is cooking, peel the potatoes and cut into large pieces, add to the pot, and cook until tender. Double check the seasoning, adjust as needed and serve in bowls, with the coconut rice on the side, and a separate bowl for discarding bones.


Traditionally, bone in goat meat is used here, but you could also use our stew meat