Roasted Curry of Goat

Title: Roasted Curry of Goat
Broadcast: Episode 8, 26th August, 2018
Presenter: Marg Johnson & Theo Kalogeracos

This wonderful dish utilises the wonderful lean meat of the goat with wonderful spicing and is a classic of the Caribbean. It is traditionally served with rice and peas (steamed rice cooked with cooked black beans), mango chutney and a simple tomato and red onion salsa to freshen it all up. For best results, prepare this recipe a day ahead.

Serves 6-8

Spice mix

  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds
  • 12 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp ground dried ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground dried turmeric
  • 1, 2kg goat leg, flesh removed and cut into 3cm pieces
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander stems
  • 2 tsp salt


  • Lightly toast the whole spices in a dry pan over a moderate heat until they are aromatic-about 2 minutes. Then place them in a spice grinder and grind them to a powder.
  • Add the ginger and turmeric and mix through.
  • Place the diced meat into a bowl and add ½ cup of the spice mix, reserving the rest for another time.
  • Mix around well and leave to do its magic overnight.
  • Heat the oil over a high heat in a medium pot.
  • Add the meat and toss around until lightly coloured.
  • To the same pot add the onions, tomatoes, thyme, coriander, sauce and salt.
  • Add enough water to barely cover and bring to the boil.
  • Drop the heat to a very gentle simmer and cook for about two hours or until tender.

Serve with rice and peas, mango chutney and the salsa – Delicious!