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Curry Goat

One-pot Curry Goat

Curry Goat is a combination of goat meat and spices mainly curry seasoning slow cooked until the goat is tender. The curry goat may have originated from the Caribbean or India. The Jamaican curry is marinated overnight and slowed cooked.

Goat is a popular meat of choice for Hindus because they do not eat beef and for Muslims because they do not eat pork, so it is a good medium. This seasoning can be used with beefs, chicken or shrimps. If you follow my blog, you know I love my goat meat because the flavor is quite appealing, cooked properly the meat is succulent tender and rich. I get my goat meat from Restaurant depot but you can purchase goat meat at most African or from Mexican markets and Latin American butchers.

Chunky pieces of goat are slowly simmered in aromatic blend garlic, onions, hot pepper and the start of the sow “curry”. Jamaican adds ginger, thyme and scallion. Indian adds ground cumin, ground turmeric, ground coriander, plain yogurt, fresh cilantro, garam masala, fresh cilantro, and fresh lemon juice. They are all succulent.

Curry Goat can be served with roti cane flatbread, steamed rice, fried plantain. There are many variations on the dish that include using mutton when goat is not available or bulking it out with potatoes, carrot or the vegetable of your choice.

I use my One-pot slow cooker because I was in a rush. I came back from work and my kids absolutely wanted Curry Goat. I worked out at the end and they love it.

  • 3- 3 1/2 pounds goat meat (cut in chunks)
  • 5 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 5 Tablespoons Curry powder
  • 1- teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Bouillon powder (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Mix all the ingredients together except for the potato and scotch bonnet pepper. Refrigerate for 24-48 hours.

Transfer to the one-pot and add 1 cup water and pressure cook for 30 mins.

Add potatoes and adjust seasoning to taste. Add the scotch bonnet pepper. 

Slow cook for 15 or until potatoes are tender.

You may adjust thickness of soup with water or stock.

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Goat Gari Pinon

Goat Gari Pinon

The short way to describe the Pinon (or Eba) as fufu made with Gari (Gali). Gari is a west African made with grated cassava and have a finer consistency then the regular couscous. Gari can be used to make GariFoto (Galifoto), GariDochi (GaliDossi) or just be consumed with an cooked black beans and palm oil,  okra stew, tomato stew, goat meat stew, Ademe, egusi soup …

Gari Pinon (or Eba) is Gari cooked in hot tomato broth. In some West African countries like benin and Ghana, the Gari is cooked on a medium heat but in Togo the gari is added to the hot broth (A Si Pinon). The gari soaks up the flavor of the tomato broth.

Traditionally the meat (chicken, goat, or beef) is boiled with spices (garlic, ginger, paprika…bouillon cube, salt) to tenderize it and the broth of the meat is use to cook the Gari Pinon. I use goat meat for my Pinon and serve it with some pepper, a quick tomato and onion cooked mixture and the fry goat meat.

1 kg goat meat

1 onion 

1 tablespoon ginger 

2 cloves

2 whole all spice

3 tablespoon garlic

1 cube


Mix all ingredients, add water and cook for 1 hour.

Remove the goat meat from the stock and fry until golden. Set aside

1/4 cup oil

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 tomato puree

1 cube

Goat stock


On a medium heat, in a saucepan with the goat stock.

Add the paste tomato, tomato, and cube

Add the gari the hot broth gradually stirring vigorously until obtaining a homogeneous paste (Pinon).

1 onion

2 tablespoons oil

4 tomatoes

salt according to your taste

1 tablespoon cube

Cut the onion in half, mince very finely and set aside in a bowl

Cut the tomatoes in half and slice very thinly

On a medium heat , in a saucepan, heat the oil and add the onion.Cook for 10 mins

Add tomatoes, cube taste and add salt if necessary.

1/4 cup oil

1 onion

10 bonnet pepper scotch 

Salt to taste

Heat the oil and add the crushed pepper and onion, Add salt to taste. Cook for a min or  2

Serve the Pinon with the tomato mixture, goat meat and pepper

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Cassoulet Recipe

French Cassoulet Recipe

1 kg goat meat

1 onion 

1 tablespoon ginger 

2 cloves

2 whole all spice

3 tablespoon garlic

1 cube


Mix all ingredients, add water and cook for 1 hour.

Remove the goat meat from the stock and fry until golden. Set aside

2 lb canned cannellini beans

2 cups broth

2 tablespoons oil

1 large onion, finely diced (about 1 cup)

3 tomatoes

1 tablespoon tomato paste

Potash (pea size)

1 teaspoon garlic

1 teaspoon paprika

Freshly ground black pepper

1 cube

Kosher salt


Drain and rinsing beans and set aside.

Heat the oil and fry the onion for 2 minutes.

Add tomato, seasoning broth, pepper, goat meat, tomato paste, potash and cook 5 minutes. 

Add drained beans. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce to low, cover a small bite, about 15minutes.

Serve immediately.

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Dja Goat meat

Dja Goat meat || M’gbagba

1 kg goat meat

1 onion 

1 tablespoon ginger 

2 cloves

2 whole all spice

3 tablespoon garlic

1 cube


Mélanger tous les ingredients, ajouter de l’eau et cuire pour 1 heure.

Remove the goat meat from the stock and fry until golden. Set aside


6 large tomatoes

2 big onions

1 bell pepper

1 ~ 3 West Indian peppers or 5 gboyébssé

4 tablespoon tomato paste

salt pepper

potash (pea size)

1 cube

1 cup oil

In a saucepan, on a medium heat, add the blended tomato, onion, bell pepper and cook for 20 mins.


Add the tomato paste, oil and meat stock (to the consistency desired). Cook for 10 min.


Add broth if needed, peppers, potash, the fried goat meat, cube, salt, pepper and fry for another 20 minutes. 


Serve your sauce sauce with your main dish. 

Enjoy your meal!


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Simple Egusi Soup

Goat meat:

2 lbs goat meat

1 small onion

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoons ginger powder

1 tablespoons cube

Salt and Black Pepper

In a medium saucepan mix all the ingredients and add enough water to cover the meat

Cook until the meat is tender; add water as needed

Remove the meat from the stock, fry until golden and set aside

Egusi Soup:

1 cup red palm oil

1 large onion

1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic

1 tablespoon paste tomato

1/4 pound Egusi, ground

2 cups tomato puree

3 cups liquid (the meat stock + 2 cups water)

3 habanero peppers

2 pounds spinach, precooked and chopped

Salt, pepper, and cube

Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions. Sauté the onion until it is translucent, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the tomato paste and the Egusi.


Cook for ~3 mins, add the tomato puree, the stock, and the water

Cook for ~3 mins, add the meat, the habanero peppers, and the spinach

Keep simmering on medium-heat approximately 10 minutes.

Adjust the taste if needed (salt, pepper, and cube)

Serve warm with plantains, eba, yams or accompaniment of choice.


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Ivorian Pepper Soup

This Ivoirian pepper soup is a quick meal loaded with goat meat and spices in an onion, tomato and eggplant broth. The Ivoirian pepper soup tastes the same in all west Africa but we all have a different way of cooking it. for this recipe the whole tomato, onion and eggplant is cooked with the goat (or meat of your choice) and the spices; once the goat meat is tender the tomatoes, onion, and eggplants are pureed and added back to the stock and the goat meat.

Ivorian Pepper Soup
Ivorian Pepper Soup

Obviously, the authentic pepper soup is very spicy, but you can adjust the pepper to you family’s taste. Typically, the pepper is treated like the whole tomato, onion and eggplant but I leave them whole because of my kids. It can be prepared with various meats, such as fish, shrimp, tripe, oxtail, chicken, goat, beef and/or cow. The Ivoirian pepper soup can be cooked using several meats in the same pot.


  • 1 kilo of goat meat
  • 1 big eggplant
  • 1 large tomatoes
  • 1 big onions
  • 3 peppers
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 5 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 cube Maggi
  • Salt

How to make Ivorian Pepper Soup?

Add the meat in a saucepan, add enough water to cover the meat.

Add a tablespoon of concentrated tomato, garlic and ginger.

Add onion, eggplant and tomatoe.

Cover and let boil for 20 minutes and make sure the vegetables are well cooked. At this point the meat should be half cooked and tender.

Remove the vegetables and crush and add the crushed vegetables, pepper and the cube.

Let it simmer for 15 minutes and season to taste!

Ivorian Pepper Soup
Ivorian Pepper Soup

You can accompany your sauce with foutou banana or rice.

Here are couples of Foufou recipes
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Puff pastry waffles with ham and cheese

Puff pastry waffles with ham and cheese

Puff pastry ready to roll out
Filling option: ham, cheese, salmon, cream, goat, mushrooms, mustard, ham, bacon, herbs, dried tomatoes, mozzarella, laughing cow …

Heat your waffle iron.
Unroll your puff pastry and cut it into 8.

Spread each piece of mustard, cheese spread or other

Drop a piece of ham and cheese

Close your puff pastry.

Cut out if necessary so that your puff pastry slippers match the size of your waffle iron.
Lightly grease your waffle iron, place your stuffed “slippers” and cook for about 10 minutes, watching the cooking well.

Serve with a salad!