This Jamaican mannish water recipe will have you wanting to prepare this dish as often as you can.
This is because the famous "ram goat" soup has flavours that will have your taste buds going wild.
Here is a brief introduction to some of the expressions and terms associated with this Jamaican recipe!
"This Boils My Goat" - I am sure you have heard this expression before, haven’t you? Well, I can tell you this for sure, boiled goat tastes very good in soup.
That said, if you know what you are doing, you will win favor with your friends and family with just a taste of a soup we call “Mannish Water.” Yes, you read it right.
Jamaicans have been preparing this soup for many years. It is believed by some Jamaican men that this soup makes you a “champion” in the bedroom. Meaning you can take on any challenge that arises!
You will often hear the hype from the so-called “bedroom bullies” about how this “mannish water” enhances their sexual prowess.
They say it makes them deliver on their promises to the ladies. It makes their backs strong...they stand firm for the third term...they pump it up...and they can then "wuk gal hard"
WHAT???!!! These guys are crazy.
If you didn't know, women drink this “mannish water” too, but they never say anything about what it does for them.
Mmm...I wonder sometimes! I think if you ask these women...aah, never mind. :-)
Mannish water is made from the offal of the goat. That is the head, legs, intestines, and testicles etc. These are normally combined with green banana, coco, yam, dumplings and pepper. White rum may also be added.
Did you know that there is also a song entitled "RAM GOAT LIVER?" This is no joke...the first few words of the song says "ram goat liver good fi mek, mannish water."
The lyrics were sung by the original Goat Man himself, the one and only Mr.Pluto Shervington.
You can get goat head and feet from your local meat/butcher shop where it’s cleaned, inspected, and prepared for sale to the general public.
However, you have the option of killing the goat yourself. If you kill the goat by yourself though, you will have to burn the hair off its head and feet before you cook it. Whichever way you look at it, the hair MUST be removed, preferably with fire.
Now without further ado, here is the easy to follow Jamaican Mannish Water Recipe!!
Goat head & feet (cleaned and chopped)
1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper
2 cloves Garlic
4 stalks. Scallions
1 Large Onion
1 Jamaican Red Stripe Beer (12 oz.)
4 Green Bananas (chopped in quarter pieces with skin on)
2 Irish Potatoes (peeled and chopped in quarter pieces)
2 Cho-Cho (Christophine) (chopped in halves)
5 sprigs Thyme
10 Pimento Seeds (Allspice)
½ lb. Yellow Yam
½ lb. Flour
Salt to taste
1. Bring water to a boil in a stockpot and add a little salt to taste.
2. Add meat to boiling water and allow meat to cook until tender.
3. Add the potatoes, green bananas, yellow yam, garlic and pimento. While these ingredients are cooking, you need to make some small dumplings called spinners.
4. When the yams become medium soft, add the spinners, wait 2 minutes and then add the other ingredients to the soup. Let this soup boil for another 10 minutes or so.
5. Taste the soup now; it should have a nice flavor. Let someone else give you a second opinion about this soup. You can add more spices if needed.
a. Put flour in a large
bowl and add a little water. Knead flour into dough-like state, adding
water as necessary, like you are making bread.
b. Pinch dough into small pieces, about 2 inches in diameter.
c. Place pieces of dough into bowl and let sit for awhile.
d. With your palms facing each other, roll a piece of dough between them until the dough looks like a big piece of spaghetti.
e. Now form the dough so that the middle is wide and the top and bottom are small. This is a spinner. The length of the spinner (dough) should be no more that 4 inches though. Repeat this process for all the pieces.
CAUTION!!: If the Scotch Bonnet Pepper bursts in the soup, it will make the soup very hot and spicy. That is your choice.
Serve this soup hot in small cups, or in bowls if you are at home.
Have fun with this Jamaican Mannish Water Recipe and give your taste buds a thrill!