Goat is a popular island meat for jerking. Its stronger flavor works well with the rich seasonings of the jerk rub. Read more about Jamaica’s Jerk cuisine in the article “Cookin’ Jerk on de Barbacoa, Mon!” By Rick Browne
3 lbs. goat meat, cut into 1”-1 1/2” inch pieces
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 cups water
1 small Scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and minced
4 oz. curry powder
1 oz. freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons sea salt
4 sprigs fresh thyme (or 1 tablespoon dried)
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cup coconut milk
1 large onion, roughly chopped
2 cups thickly sliced carrots
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 oz. vegetable oil
1 lb. peeled, cubed white potatoes
Wash goat meat in vinegar-water. Pat dry and rub with the jerk rub, put in sealable plastic bag and let sit for 4-5 hours in refrigerator.
Remove the meat from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature (about 20 minutes).
In a cast iron or heavy saucepan, or wok, on bbq grill or side burner over high heat, heat the oil until it just begins to smoke.
Place the spiced meat in the saucepan, turning frequently to brown all sides.
Add the water and coconut milk to the pot, then add the onions, carrots, and garlic, turn down the heat and simmer for 35-40 minutes, making sure meat is always at least half-covered with liquid, adding small amounts of water as necessary.
Add cubed potatoes and cook covered for additional 20 minutes on very low simmer.
Sprinkle on chopped green onions and serve.