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By Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

Published 1973

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The Jamaicans in a fine frenzy of honesty call this curried goat, which is enough to put anyone off what is an excellent dish. It is best to use kid. Lamb is sometimes substituted, but in my view this is one step too far from the original.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 3 lb. kid, cut into small serving pieces
  • 2


Melt the shortening in a skillet and brown the meat all over. Remove meat to a covered heavy casserole. Sauté the onions in the fat remaining in the skillet until transparent. Add the curry powder and hot pepper and sauté, stirring, for a few minutes. Add to the casserole with the bay leaf, allspice, coconut milk, and enough stock to cover the meat. Season with salt and pepper, cover and simmer