Curried Goat

Curried Goat

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The East Indians who migrated to Jamaica are responsible for how Jamaicans came to eat goat meat.The Indians were used to cooking and eating lamb in their native home, but when they arrived in Jamaica they could not find any lambs anywhere. They loved to curry lamb, and instead of giving up their beloved curried dishes, they turned to goat meat instead. After that, Curried Goat became a classic Jamaican dish and remains so to this day. It is usually seasoned very well, and peppered heavily. Don't be turned off from eating goat because you're only used to seeing the animals on friendly farms. Goat meat is actually very tender and delicious and very much enjoyed by Jamaicans.

Curried Goat (pronounced as simply "Curry Goat" by Jamaicans) is Jamaica's most popular dish. Curried Goat illustrates just how spicy Jamaican's like their food, as the dish is heavily seasoned and cooked with the world's hottest peppers called Scotch Bonnet Peppers. Curried Goat is usually eaten at least once a week by Jamaican families and can be eaten as lunch or dinner. The meat is usually served on a bed of fluffy, white rice with a side of vegetables.

Curried Goat is sometimes called Jamaica's #1 Party Food because at every Jamaican gathering, the meal can be found. Whether it is a house party, a wedding, a child's birthday party or a five-star hotel, Curried Goat is a delicious meal that will always be found in any social setting.