Are you looking for a way to take your taste buds on a trip to the Caribbean? If so, we’ve got the perfect dish for you. This curry is full of deep, rich flavors and complex notes that will make you think someone slaved for hours to get it just right. (You don’t have to tell anyone that it’s super-simple to make.)
This was an insane hit here in Uncle Jerry’s Kitchen. Even the resident teen and pre-teen asked for seconds, which is a shock in itself. It really is that good. If you have ever loved a curry, you absolutely must try this one, and soon.
But this meal has a bit of a back story. You see, I hadn’t planned to make this at all. The original plan was to make up a batch of Cabrito Barbacoa (slow cooked spicy shredded goat), but half of the goat I’d purchased had gone bad. Despite the fact that I pride myself on being able to just get in there and wing it, I have to admit that after having already planned this meal out, I was at a bit of a loss.
I rushed to twitter and called out to Hank Shaw for some advice, and this is what we came up with. Yes, Hank is really that nice of a guy. And… Even if we don’t like to admit it, even the best of us seat of our pants cooks can benefit from the inspiration from others.
If you can’t find goat in your area, you can definitely substitute lamb, though goat has a much more intense flavor. Take a look around to see if there’s a specialty food market locally. Good choices would be a Hispanic or Caribbean food shop, but other specialty shops might have goat as well. Give them a call and ask if they have goat. You’ll be glad you did!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 23g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
This was an over the top family hit. I doubt I’ll be changing this up all that much, though I would have preferred using a Madras curry powder had I had some on hand, or perhaps some Garam Masala, which I also didn’t have the ingredients for at the time.
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