Best Jamaican Curry Goat Recipe: Easy and Delicious

Best jamaican curry goat

Best Jamaican curry goat ever. I know that every recipe you come across say’s that but this is seriously the most delicious curry goat ever.

There are some foods that I would travel far and wide to eat, and a great Jamaican curry got is one of them. My husband and I have been known to drive for over an hour for a good dish and with 4 kids I started to ask around for a recipe so that we could make it at home. I must remind you, I am not a professional chef, just a lover of food that loves to share her recipes with other.
After many fails we have combined many recipes and methods and I don’t mean to toot my own horn but this recipe is phenomenal. So good that when I make it I make 10 pounds at a time and my family devours it within 24 hours. There are so many layers of flavour in this dish that your palate will be thanking you for days. If you are concerned about the heat, don’t be:) I feed it to all 4 kids, the youngest being 2 and they don’t complain at all, actually they come back for seconds (and thirds).

Best Jamaican Curry Goat Recipe

best jamaican curry recipeIngredients:

4 lbs of stewing goat-cut into pieces (the bigger the pieces the longer it will take to cook)
10 tablespoons of Jamaican curry powder
1 large white onion-finely chopped
1 head of garlic-finely chopped
2 inch piece of ginger-finely chopped
4-6 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 scotch bonnet pepper(optional but highly recommended)
1-2 cans of coconut milk
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 large potato-cut in cubes
Salt and pepper to taste
Coconut oil to brown the meat (can use vegetable oil as well)


1. I like to sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of the curry mixture on the goat when I take it out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature before I start to brown it, this is completely optional. 
best jamaican curry recipe
2. Pour some coconut oil or vegetable oil into your pressure cooker or pot at medium high heat. Sear all sides of the meat being careful not to burn. This will probably have to be done in batches but I usually chop the onion, garlic, ginger and hot pepper into small pieces while the meat sears.  I am lazy so I use the mini food processor for the last 3 🙂
best jamaican curry recipe
4. When you are done frying the meat, add the onions to the pan to brown, using the same pan that you did the meat in. While the onions start to cook they will start releasing some liquids which will help you easily scrape the browned bits of goat off of the pan. After a couple of minutes add the garlic, ginger, and pepper so that they heat up slightly. 1-2 minutes should be fine, being careful not to burn them as they become bitter. Pour this and the seared goat into a large pot or pressure cooker.
Jamaican Curry Goat
5. Add the can of diced tomatoes, coconut milk, fresh thyme sprigs and enough water to cover the meat and cover the pot. Turn on the stove to medium and cook for 1 1/2 hours making sure to stir every 30 minutes or so so that it doesn’t burn at the bottom.
Best jamaican curry goat
Pressure cooker instructions: I use my Breville Fast Slow Pro multi-cooker and just put it on the bone-in meat setting. You don’t need to add water to cover the meat and it only takes 25 minutes to cook.
Jamaican Curry Goat
6. At this point I like to check the goat to see if it is almost done. If you can put your fork in the meat without much resistance it is time to take the lid off and continue to cook. This will help the sauce thicken as it cooks down.
Best jamaican curry goat
Pressure cooker instructions: When the meat is soft you want to throw in your potatoes to cook and turn it on the vegetables setting. They will absorb some of the cooking liquid thickening up the sauce and be ready in a few minutes.
Best jamaican curry goat
Serve over white rice with a side of coleslaw and either some roti or a nice chunk of a French baguette to soak up the delicious curry.
If you liked this recipe you should check out our Jamaican oxtail recipe here.
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Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Caroline
    June 22, 2015 / 5:13 pm

    I have never tried goat but this recipe sounds delicious!

  2. Amy Lovell
    July 8, 2015 / 6:31 am

    This sounds delicious! I love curry! Cant wait to make this recipe THanks!

  3. KC
    July 9, 2015 / 11:51 pm

    I’m going to make this for dinner tomorrow!

  4. Jamie hall
    July 14, 2015 / 3:04 pm

    Thanks for the recipe I’m trying to be more adventurous

  5. Debbie Bashford
    September 2, 2015 / 8:23 am

    We love curry and definitely doing to add the allspice and try it

  6. Treen Goodwin
    September 5, 2015 / 7:30 am

    I have never tried Goat before , but it does look really good , thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂 i will try it soon !

  7. September 23, 2015 / 11:22 pm

    I think this will be delicious and I love the curry aspect.I have tried lamb before and liked it soI think this will be very good too.Thanks so much for the recipe.

  8. Treen Goodwin
    August 13, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Look so good i really need to try it out thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. kathy downey
    August 21, 2017 / 10:36 am

    Oh yummy i love goat cheese !

  10. Debbie White Beattie
    October 7, 2017 / 3:00 am

    I’m not sure this recipe would be a favorite but I will say it looks really good

  11. Donna L.
    October 19, 2017 / 3:27 am

    This recipe looks easy and yummy.

  12. Lynda Cook
    October 19, 2017 / 8:15 am

    Mmmm sounds very good, I will have to give it a try!

  13. Darren Scrubb
    October 19, 2017 / 9:28 am

    Great looking food that I like to enjoy often for sure.

  14. Darren Scrubb
    October 19, 2017 / 9:29 am

    Great looking food that many people I am sure enjoy daily.

  15. kathy downey
    October 19, 2017 / 10:46 am

    We love Goat and this sounds like a delicious recipe !

  16. Amina Absar Zafar
    October 19, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    looks delicious

  17. Kelly H
    October 19, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Oh my god, that looks amazing! Although I’ve never cooked with goat before!

  18. Laurie P
    October 19, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    can’t say I’m a fan of goat, but I do miss the smell of this recipe, it was cooked often in the neighborhood I grew up in, in the city, whether it was home cooked or from a restaurant!

  19. erin n
    October 19, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    yummy- this looks awesome! thank you for sharing 🙂

  20. LisaM
    October 20, 2017 / 5:38 am

    Oh yum! I love goat. I’ll have to ask my husband to make this (he’s the cook in the family!)

  21. Ira
    October 20, 2017 / 11:57 am

    We have never tried goat meat and I would have no idea how to cook it. Seeing something made of it makes me want to give it a try.

  22. CAlvin F.
    October 21, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    This would taste nice, I guess I rarely eat goat but curry is a great dish I have occasionaly

  23. Leslie C
    October 22, 2017 / 4:45 am

    Not the usual kind of recipes I notice but I gotta try this one soon!

  24. Judy Cowan
    October 22, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Not sure I could get my family to eat goat but guessing I could make it with beef. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Heidi C.
    October 24, 2017 / 9:30 am

    Goat and scotch bonnet pepper? This is definitely not the recipe for me but maybe my hubby would try it.

  26. nicolthepickle
    October 27, 2017 / 7:34 am

    Oh yummy! I love curry and don’t make it often. Thanks for a good sounding recipe. Could I substitute the goat for beef. I don’t know where I’d buy goat meat around here.

  27. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    October 29, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    We had a lot of mutton when I was a child and I didn’t like it at all (not eaten it since either!). I’ve never eaten goat meat but imagine it’s along the same lines so this isn’t something for me.

  28. AD
    October 29, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    There isn’t much by way of Jamaican or Caribbean food in Calgary; it frustrates me as someone who has travelled extensively and spent so much time in islands and in the Toronto area. So I am always on the lookout for great recipes from this region. I will have to try it. Thanks!

  29. Andrew P
    December 4, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    This sounds really good. Definitely going to try making it.

  30. Donna L.
    December 13, 2017 / 3:00 am

    I love curry and coconut milk , so I’ve saved this recipe to try.

  31. Tannis W
    December 30, 2017 / 1:26 am

    Sounds interesting. I have yet to try goat meat, but the curry part sounds good.

  32. jan
    January 1, 2018 / 4:28 am

    Love curries, have never even seen goat in the store and truly want to get to Jamaica!

  33. cathydryade
    January 20, 2019 / 5:12 pm

    Looks delicious! Now I just have to find goat !!

  34. Leanne
    March 20, 2019 / 3:01 pm

    This sounds delicious and it’s one thing I haven’t tried making at home . Sounds easy enough and not to many ingredients which is nice . Thanks for sharing the recipe . Definitely have to try it !