Spice Dinner Up With Curried Goat

When you are in Bermuda you must try West Indian Curried Goat. This delight is made with the spicy eaters in mind. It is a savoury dish which can be quite filling leading you into a food induced coma. Woody’s Restaurant in Dockyard serves this dish up with pumpkin rice whereas Jamaican Grill serves the dish with traditional white rice. Either way this dish can satisfy your hunger pangs and leave you feeling quite satisfied. When you eat this dish keep in mind that when you experience the goat meat falling off the bones that is a sure sign that you are eating a well prepared meal! Although this meal is available at most restaurants on the island specializing in serving traditional Bermuda delights you can make this recipe in your own home in as little time as possible.


  • 2 lbs of cubed goat meat
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 Bermuda onion
  • 1 hot pepper
  • 3tbs West Indian Curry
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Thyme, crushed black pepper
  • 1tbsp butter
  • Olive oil
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth
  • Method:

    Peel and dice tomatoes, onion and hot pepper. Mince the whole garlic clove.

    In a separate bowl you can add your cubed goat meat and cover it with your onion, garlic, tomatoes, curry powder and all other seasonings. Leave to marinade for about one hour.

    Pour some olive oil in a cast iron pot and brown your meat.

    Next add the remainder of your marinade to the pot along with your vegetable broth. You can add water to balance the taste, if you like.

    Bring the pot to a boil and then turn the heat down low to a simmer for about 1 hour. A few cubed potatoes can be added to thicken the stew.

    In a separate pot add the butter and once it has melted add 2 cups of raw rice. Stir it for a few seconds then add 4 cups of water. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover with pot top. Let rice simmer for about 20 minutes. Do not stir while simmering. Rice will be done once all the water has been absorbed.

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