JAMAICAN GOAT SOUP
By Simbooker on the 16th of January 2015
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Jamaican Goat Soup-also known as Mannish water, is traditionally made with various parts of the goat. But my goat stew mirrors an alternative version, one that I used to get at a small Jamaican eatery in Peckham-a place in London that has a large Jamaican population.
While I don't desire to live in Peckham, I do wish that I could get Jamaican food that tastes as remarkable as it does in Peckham. It's been a long time since I've been back, but I used to travel there just for the incredible Jamaican food. Food like my grandmother would make. Did you know that Goat meat is the most popular meat in the world? Not in the North West of course, but throughout a large part of the world.
I used to get this goat soup ALL THE TIME, and devour it in record time. The flavours were robust, intense AND unforgettable. Instead of being made with what I consider to be unsavoury parts of the goat-, it was made with normal cuts such as shoulder or leg. The goat would be cooked until it was so tender it would melt in your mouth, and combined with the flavours of scotch bonnet and thyme, and dumplings, it was heaven in my mouth. My version is pretty darn good. But nothing can compare to the Peckham one I used to order.