Friday Night Cooking!

So last night I decided to make my all time favorite dish curry goat. I just love all things curry but this is one of my favorite Indian dishes. I first had this dish when I was living in Trinidad and let me tell you a girl didn’t have enough since then I’ve learned how to make Curry Goat and I’ve added my own little sassiness to it and called it my favorite dish.

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So here is my recipe for curry goat.

Ingredients:

  • Goat Meat (I use about 3 pounds and it feed a family of four with leftover for the next day)
  • Curry Powder
  • Onions
  • Chive
  • Adobo Seasoning
  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Milk
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Ajicito Peppers
  • Culantro
  • Limes
  • Tomatoes

All the ingredients above I got at my local Caribbean store except the Olive Oil. So first thing I did was cut up the meat into smaller pieces (they come pre cut but the pieces were to big so I decided to cut them into smaller pieces). I then washed the meat out with cold water and squeezed three limes on the meat and left it there to soak for 5 mins. I then washed out the lime juice out of the meat and drained out all the water. I use limes to just take out the smell raw meat has. After I chopped up my green ingredients the cilantro, parsley, chives and onions. I then sprinkled adobo, ground garlic and ginger, some paprika and a little bit of Mr. Dash. After I did that I added some curry powder ( I don’t use an exact measurement I just use my discretion but if you want you can add one and a half cups of curry powder. I then use my hands and mix up all the ingredients in the meat.

Time to Cook the Meat!!!!

This is probably the most time consuming thing to cook. It takes a long time to cook so make sure that your afternoon is free because it takes a while to cook. Last night it took me almost 2 hours to cook this meat. On good days it will only take an hour but I guess it was just the meat that was just taking long to get soft.

I first add the olive oil to the hot pot then throw in my pepper, garlic, cilantro, onion and tomatoes and let it simmer in the oil. Next I add the curry powder and just mix it all together. Be careful not to leave the curry in the pot unattended because it will burn. After I mix it in I throw in the can of coconut milk and add more adobo seasoning. I stir the pot and cover it until the coconut milk comes to a bowl. Then I throw in the goat meat. From this step on all you have to do is continue to stir the pot and just keep adding in water or if you want you can add water diluted coconut milk to just keep the coconut flavor. I love adding coconut when I’m making curry it really brings out the flavor. This dish is best served with white  rice. I am so obsessed with coconut milk that I bowl my rice with a little coconut milk. Hope you guys enjoy this dish.