Boring Dinner Plate
I have been searching all over the internet to find a recipe like this Brown Stew Goat, but I could not, so I decided to make it myself. There must be someone else out there looking for a change to their meals and would like to try something new to spice up the dinner table, just like I did with this Brown Stew Goat.
Well, 2020 has been the year to remember and we have created some new norms that will remain, probably forever. So many changes have been made when it comes to food. Whether it be no indoor dining or just a limited menu. Jamaican restaurants here in New York have not had many changes, if any. Most of them are naturally take-out only, which made social distancing much easier for them. However, they have the same selections every day!
Did the Pandemic affect the way you eat?
I run a catering company from home so the effect of the pandemic was not as traumatic for me as it was for actual standing restaurants. The flow of clients took a plunge but being home allowed more people to become aware of me.
How many people do you know who cooked their first meal during the pandemic? Haha!
I literally got bored of eating the same food over and over and again. That is when I began coming up with new ways to make the same foods. This is where my Jamaican Fried Dumplings (Stuffed with Cheese) and this Brown Stew Goat (not Curry Goat), comes into play.
My recent purchase of my instant pot has been inspiring a lot of dishes that I am excited to share in the upcoming months.
Jamaican Curry Goat vs Jamaican Brown Stew Goat
Some say curry goat, some say curried goat, but for the sake of this post, we will say curry goat.
Traditionally, curry goat meat is a delicacy in Jamaican Culture. Whenever there is a celebration or funeral, it is customary to kill a fresh goat. This fresh goat meat will eventually be on the plates of the attendees along with some white rice. Try this Instant Pot Coconut Rice Recipe!
Brown Stew Goat is pretty similar in taste to the Curry Goat but with a more subtle flavor. Normally, cooking goat meat in a regular pot would take up to 3 hours but with this Instant Pot Brown Stew Goat recipe, you will be done in less than one hour.
What are the Benefits of Eating Goat Meat?
Goat meat encompasses a range of biological process edges. Low in calories, total fat, saturated fat and sterol than ancient meats, goat meat has higher levels of iron compared to an analogous serving size of beef, pork, lamb and chicken.
Goat meat has selenium and chlorine, which is beneficial to prevent cancer.
Goat Meat is high in iron which helps with blood circulation, also good for pregnant women.
Eating goat meat while menstruating helps in preventing anemia.
Goat meat contains low potassium and sodium, which is useful to control blood pressure as well as assists in preventing a stroke and kidney disease.
Goat bones are filled with Calcium, good for bones.
Whereas white meat is understood to be high with saturated fat that will increase sterol levels and ends up in cardiomyopathy, goat meat is claimed to have terribly low levels of saturated fat and can create no damage to your heart health. The low levels of saturated fat in goat meat is claimed to enhance blood sterol levels and ease inflammation.
Can Pregnant Women Eat Brown Stew Goat Meat or any Goat Dish?
The short answer is, Yes!
As I mentioned above, goat meat helps with blood circulation, beneficial for both mother and baby.
The one problem you’ll find with goat meat is having it readily available to purchase. Being that it is not sold in major markets and supermarkets, you may have to venture out to a butcher shop or grocery store that sells Caribbean foods or find a local butcher.
Jamaican Brown Stew Goat (Instant Pot)
- 3 Pounds Goat Meat, Chunks
- 1 Medium Onion, Large Dice
- 1 Medium Bell Pepper, Large Dice
- 1 Medium Carrot, Chopped
- 2 Large Potatoes, Large Diced
- 6 Garlic Cloves, Chopped
- 1 TeaspoonSalt
- 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Jamaican All Purpose Seasoning (any spice mix of choice, like adobo)
- 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- 1 TablespoonBrowning
- 1 Cup Water
- Rinse the fresh goat meat under cool water, the place in a bowl.
- Add clean water to the bowl with the juice of a lime and the outer part the of the lime
- Allow the goat meat to sit in the lime and water for about 5 minutes before rinsing and draining.
- In the bowl with the washed goat meat, add salt, black pepper, paprika, all purpose seasoning, paprika and browning.
- Use your hand or spoon to mix and evenly incorporate the spices onto the goat meat. Allow the goat meat to sit at room temperature until ready to cook, at least 10 minutes. During the sitting time, you may prepare the vegetables and star cooking once you are done.
- Turn the instant pot on and activate the saute option.
- Once hot, add half the goat meat and brown for about 3 minutes on both sides, remove and place on a plate. Repeat the process until all the goat meat is browned ( 2 or 3 rounds, depending on the size of the goat meat chunks.
- Do not overcrowd the instant pot, this will allow even browning.
- Once all the goat meat is browned and on the plate, add and saute garlic, onions, carrots, potatoes and bell peppers for about 3 minutes. Allow the vegetables to get coated in the goat meat juice at the bottom of the instant pot.
- Turn the instant pot off and activate the pressure cooker option on high for 25 minutes.
- Add the brown goat meat and water. Close the instant pot and allow it to cook ( Use the Natural Pressure Release).
- Serve best with rice, Check out my Instant Pot Coconut Rice Recipe.
Sat. Fat (grams)2.18