Levi Roots' curry goat recipe

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Levi Roots' curry goat recipe is so delicious. With an array of tasty flavours you can transform this cheap cut of meat into a classic Caribbean dish.

  • healthy
Preparation Time30 mins plus 24 hours to marinade
Cooking Time45 mins
Total Time25 hours 15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories409 Kcal20%
Sugar4.3 g5%
Fat14.1 g20%
Saturated Fat8.5 g43%
Salt0.67 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein47.5 g95%
Carbohydrates23.6 g9%
Salt0.67 gRow 7 - Cell 2

An array of delicious flavours help to transform this cheap cut of meat into a classic Caribbean dish. Whatever you do, you have to call this Caribbean dish curry goat - and not goat curry.

This curry goat recipe gets its bright yellow colour from turmeric and curry powder and also contains some pretty strong flavours, including whole allspice berries, chillies and garlic. Ideally, you should marinade your goat curry for 24 hours, or at least over night in the fridge to let it take in all of the flavours. In his recipe, Levi Roots suggests adding a few slices of Scotch bonnet. But, if you like your goat curry extra spicy, you could add a whole Scotch bonnet while marinading and cooking and then remove before serving. For the perfect meal, Levi Roots suggests serving this with his traditional rice 'n' peas. 'I used to screw my face when people would say 'goat curry'', chef Levi Roots told GoodtoKnow. 'You can’t change the language, it's a serious thing to many Caribbean people.'


For the goat marinade

  • 1kg diced goat – source from some supermarkets or order boneless from your butcher
  • 10ml rapeseed oil
  • 50g white onion finely chopped
  • 25g spring onion finely chopped
  • 10g garlic finely chopped
  • 10g ginger finely chopped
  • 8g Scotch bonnet deseeded and finely chopped.
  • 2 sprigs of thyme, leaves only, finely chopped
  • 10g medium curry powder
  • 5g turmeric powder
  • 5g cumin powder

For the goat curry

  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 10g lamb bouillon
  • 25ml Levi’s Reggae Reggae Jerk Marinade
  • 200ml water
  • 500g potatoes chopped into bitesize chunks
  • Salt and crushed pimento according to taste




  1. Combine all of the marinade ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Add the diced goat to the marinade, ensuring it is fully covered, and leave covered in the fridge for 24 hours to take in all the flavours.
  3. To cook, transfer the goat to a pan and cook gently over a low heat until the goat releases its juices.
  4. Reduce the heat and allow the meat to simmer until the moisture evaporates (approx 30 mins).
  5. Now, add the coconut milk, lamb boullion, Levi’s Reggae Reggae Jerk Marinade and water to the pan. Stir, bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Then add the potatoes and cook for a further 15 minutes.
  7. Finally, add the peppers and cook for a final 10-15 minutes until the potatoes and peppers are soft and the goat is tender.
  8. Serve with Levi Roots' rice ‘n’ peas and roti bread.
Levi Roots
Celebrity chef and entrepreneur

Levi Roots is a Jamaican-born chef and the inventor of the famous homemade BBQ sauce 'Reggae Reggae Sauce' seen in your local supermarket. Levi began his food journey in a tiny little village called Clarendon in Jamaica with his grandmother. He enjoyed helping her in the kitchen and believes she taught him the secrets of how to perfectly mix Caribbean flavours, herbs and spices all together as well as discovering his love for music when attending his grandmothers church. With his parents working in the Brixton, so they could bring their six children over to the UK, Levi finally was the last to move to London in 1970. By 1991, Levi had seven children and lived in Brixton, where he created his famous sauce and decided to create a stall called the 'Rasta'raunt' at Notting Hill Carnival, which combined Jamaican music and the food he was cooking together using his delicious Reggae Reggae sauce. After years of trying to launch the product, Levi was spotted by a researcher from the BBC and was asked to appear on Dragon's Den. Despite trepidation, the sauce was an instant hit to dragons and Levi gave 40% of his business to Dragons Peter Jones and Richard Farleigh for £50,000 investment. By 2007, the sauce had hit the shelves across the country and it is now an essential item in many peoples cupboards. It truly is one of a kind and can be used in many different ways from marinading your chicken with it, to splashing it on top of a delicious rice dish, we've got some of our favourite recipes from the man himself for you to try.