This Unique Spin on Curry Goat Will Leave You Craving More
This curry goat recipe takes a classic dish and gives it a completely different twist. Imagine flavorsome, fork-tender, fall-off-the-bone goat meat simmered in creamy coconut milk and paired with yam. It’s a wholesome slow cooker dish that’s cooked over several hours, resulting in nothing but sheer perfection. And when served with roti, it becomes a match made in culinary heaven.
A Memorable Pairing: Roti and Meat
For those who remember my gluten-free sada roti recipe, get ready for another extraordinary pairing. This time, let’s explore how you can elevate your roti experience with different meat recipes. Whether it’s duck, beef, chicken, lamb, or goat, roti adds a delicious touch to each dish. Today, I’ll teach you how to make a flavorful curry goat with a unique twist.
This coconut milk version of curry goat is rich and bursting with intense flavor. It’s a recipe that combines various flavors and ingredients from different Caribbean islands. As a lover of coconut, you may notice a pattern in my recipes. After sharing my Curry Chicken recipe, I couldn’t resist creating a coconut version. If you enjoyed my previous recipe, you’re going to love this one even more.
Reasons to Use Your Slow Cooker
Traditionally, dishes like these would be made using a dutch pot or dutchie. While I still enjoy using my dutch pot, there are many benefits to using a slow cooker instead.
- Saves money: A slow cooker is an energy-efficient device that cooks food at a low temperature, reducing energy consumption and saving you money on your bills.
- Convenience: Unlike stovetop or oven cooking, a slow cooker allows you to leave the food unattended. You don’t need to constantly check the liquid levels or worry about the meat drying out. Once you set the time, the slow cooker retains moisture, resulting in tender and juicy meat.
- Versatility with meat cuts: Even though goat can be expensive, the slow cooker can transform cheaper cuts of meat into tender and flavorful masterpieces. With a good tenderizer and several hours of cooking, the meat becomes irresistibly delicious.
- Enhanced flavor: Slow cooking at low temperatures allows the flavors to develop and intensify. As the meat cooks slowly over several hours, it retains its juiciness and releases all the mouthwatering flavors.
These reasons highlight why I love using my slow cooker. It’s an excellent choice for dishes that require long cooking times, such as many Caribbean recipes. But don’t worry, I’m not suggesting you abandon your dutch pot. It’s always good to explore different options and be open to change.
The Steps to Curry Goat Perfection
To achieve curry goat perfection, follow these steps:
- Place the washed and dried goat meat in a large bowl.
- Add the curry powder, green seasoning, red meat seasoning, shado beni, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, pink salt, onion, scallion, garlic, and ginger to the bowl.
- Use your hands (or a large spoon) to thoroughly coat the meat with the marinade/seasoning.
- Let the meat infuse the marinade overnight or for several hours.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, then add the curry powder and cook for about a minute.
- Add the goat to the pan and sear/brown the meat for 10-15 minutes. You may need to do this in batches.
- Transfer the goat to your slow cooker.
- Pour in the coconut milk, add the thyme, tomato paste, coconut cream, and scotch bonnet. Stir well.
- Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 4 hours.
- 1½ hours before finishing, add the yam and push the pieces towards the bottom of the slow cooker. If the curry gravy seems too thick, add a splash of coconut milk to loosen it up.
- Remove the thyme stems and scotch bonnet once the goat has finished cooking.
- Do a taste test and adjust the seasoning if needed.
- Serve accordingly and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What should I use for the curry gravy to be rich?
A: Be sure to use full-fat coconut milk. It adds richness to the gravy and enhances the overall flavor.
Q: How long can I store leftovers?
A: Refrigerate and serve within 2 days. Alternatively, you can freeze any leftovers and use them within 1-2 months.
Q: Is this recipe spicy?
A: The slow cooker softens the scotch bonnet, allowing some heat to seep into the sauce. If you prefer a milder version, you can either omit the scotch bonnet or remove it halfway through cooking.
Q: How much salt should I use?
A: The amount of salt may vary depending on the seasoning you use. Adjust accordingly, considering the salt content in your chosen seasoning.
Q: Should I wash the meat before cooking?
A: As per Caribbean custom, meat is always washed and cleaned before preparation. You can use lime or lemon with vinegar or salt to wash the meat.
Q: What can I use as a yam substitute?
A: If you can’t find yam, you can use cassava or sweet potato as an alternative.
Pair this Recipe with…
- Steamed Vegetables
- Steamed Cabbage
- Cauliflower Rice
- Ochro Rice
- Mashed Plantain
Other Curry Recipes to Try
- Jamaican Curry Goat
- Coconut Curry Chicken
- Caribbean Pumpkin Curry (Curry Pumpkin)
- Curry Beef
- Curry Channa and Aloo
- Black Eyed Peas Curry
- Curry Jackfruit Run Down
- Curry Gungo Peas
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