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#1 Fri 02 Apr 10 1:55pm


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Curry Goat recipe

Hi all
I have a few Jamaican friends who all have different versions of the old family favourite 'curry goat', I like my version best which uses lamb (not mutten or goat) and has a pleasant kick to it!
Take a leg of lamb (preferably with the bone still in), place in a big dish or tray, with your hands massarge in the following:  3 or 4 roughly bruised and chopped spring onions, a sliced onion,1 tspn ground allspice, 2 tbspns jamaican curry powder, 1 tbspn all purpose seasoning, 2 tspns salt, 2 tspns black pepper, 2 tbspns cider vinegar, 2 tbspns olive oil.
Marinate overnight.
Heat a large knob of butter in a big pot, add 2 tbspns ground nut oil, add 1 tbspn jamaican curry powder, 4 crushed garlic cloves, 1 sliced onion and fry gently for a minute then add the marinated lamb along with the marinade and enough chicken stock to come about half way up the lamb, then add a tin of coconut milk and mix well.
Next it's up to you how hot you want this but I find just 1 scotch bonnet chilli is enough!
Take the chilli and pierce it a few times with a fork and plop it in the pot (it will cook down).
Cook covered for at least 4 hours until the meat drops off the bone.
Remove the bone and you should end up with a fairly thick curry in a rich spicy gravy.
It's a lot of effort but it's great to serve at party's or barbeques with rice and coleslaw.
PS - Please do not substitute scotch bonnet chilli for any other - it won't taste right at all!! thumbsup

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#2 Fri 02 Apr 10 11:09pm


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Re: Curry Goat recipe

Whassup... the man promises a Goat recipe....then gives you a lamb recipe...

Poor form.... whistle

goat curry...nicke dfrom the BBC
For the goat and sweetcorn curry
1kg/1lb 2oz shoulder of goat, bones removed, meat cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes
300g/10˝oz plain yoghurt
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp salt
1 onion, peeled, finely chopped
5 garlic cloves, peeled, left whole
6 green chillies
50g/2oz ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds
5 green cardamom pods, lightly crushed
4 black cardamom pods, lightly crushed
10 whole cloves
2 bay leaves
750ml/1 pint 7fl oz lamb stock
450g/1lb canned sweetcorn, drained, chopped
For the chickpea bread
300g/10˝oz chickpea (gram) flour
200g/7oz plain flour
15g/˝oz salt
1cm/˝in root ginger, peeled, finely chopped
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander
1 tsp ajwain (carom) seeds
˝ tsp black onion seeds
˝ tsp ground turmeric
2 tbsp vegetable oil
200ml/7fl oz water
1 red onion, peeled, finely chopped
1 spring onion, trimmed, finely chopped
3 tsp ghee
To serve
1 lemon, juice only
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander

1. For the goat and sweetcorn curry, mix together the goat meat, yoghurt, coriander, turmeric and salt in a large bowl. Cover and set aside to marinate for one hour.
2. Meanwhile, for the chickpea bread, mix together the chickpea flour and plain flour in a large bowl until well combined.
3. Add the salt, ginger, chillies, coriander, ajwain seeds, black onion seeds and ground turmeric and mix until well combined.
4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Gradually add the oil and water, stirring well, until the mixture comes together as a dough (you may not need to use all of the water). Cover the dough with a damp tea towel and set aside to rest for 15-20 minutes.
5. When the goat meat has marinated, continue with the goat and sweetcorn curry. Blend the onion, garlic and chillies to a smooth paste in a food processor, then set aside.
6. When the goat meat has marinated, heat the ghee in a heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat. Add the cumin seeds, green and black cardamom pods, cloves and bay leaves and fry until the spices begin to crackle and pop and smell fragrant. (CAUTION: Popping seeds can be dangerous. Cover the pan with a lid and keep away from your eyes and face.)
7. Add the marinated goat meat to the pan and fry for 3-4 minutes, or until browned on all sides. Add the onion, garlic and chilli paste, stir well and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes.
8. Reduce the heat slightly and pour in the lamb stock. Bring the liquid to the boil, then reduce the heat until the mixture is simmering. Continue to simmer for 30 minutes, or until the goat is tender.
9. Add the chopped sweetcorn and continue to simmer gently for 8-10 minutes, stirring continuously, until the sweetcorn starts to break down.
10. Meanwhile, divide the dough for the chickpea bread into 8 pieces and roll each into a ball. Flatten each ball slightly between the palms of your hands, and top with some of the chopped red onion and spring onion.
11. Roll the dough balls out onto a lightly floured work surface to a diameter of 20cm/8in.
12. Heat a large frying pan over a medium to high heat. When the pan is hot, add one of the chickpea bread discs and cook for 3-4 minutes, then brush the uncooked uppermost side with a little ghee. Turn the flatbread over and continue to cook for a further 3-4 minutes, or until golden-brown on both sides. Brush the cooked uppermost side of the bread with a little more ghee. Repeat the process with the remaining chickpea breads. Keep the cooked chickpea breads warm while you cook the remaining bread discs.
13. To serve, divide the goat and sweetcorn curry equally among four to six serving plates. Squeeze over a little lemon juice and sprinkle with fresh coriander. Serve with the warm chickpea bread.

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Last edited by wine~o (Fri 02 Apr 10 11:17pm)

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#3 Sat 03 Apr 10 12:23am


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Re: Curry Goat recipe

lol  wine~o  on the other hand I use the recipe for lamb; Jamie credits to  his friend Peter and use Goat instead.. … 99#p224999

personally I use more chiles than are called for and 1 fresh scotch bonnet or habanero pierced and thrown in whole like th OP did would work really well

Last edited by Ashen (Sat 03 Apr 10 12:24am)

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