I almost got robbed at an ATM
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Jamaican Mannish Water/Goat head Soup

mannish water

Hello readers—Halloo! Today, I cooked goat’s head soup.

Manish water or goat head soup, is reportedly an aphrodisiac. Made from goat's head (some cooks include the tripe and feet as well). Mannish water is often cook at street events (called street dance in Jamaica). Mannish water is a rarity on restaurant menus-its usually sold at roadside kitchen (stands) Mannish water is authentic and tasty.

Jamaicans do not eat the female goat, called she-goat in Jamaica. We eat only the male called ram- goat in Jamaica. It is very important to use the ram goat because it gives a different flavour than the she-goat.

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I used ram-goat soup Manish water mix to enhance the taste of the soup. It does not make the soup spicy. It just enhances the taste of the soup. It makes the soup taste even more delicious and flavourful. Ram-goat soup Manish water mix brings out the real Jamaican taste in the soup. Buy it here.

  Ram-goat head

ram goat's head


2 lbs. ram-goat head (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 medium size Choco (chayote) (optional) (peeled, washed,halves or quartered)
2 small Irish potatoes (peeled, halves or quartered)
1/4 lb. pumpkin (peeled, washed, dice)
1 whole green Scotch Bonnet Pepper
2 fingers green bananas (peeled, washed.) Cut each banana finger into 3 or 4 pieces.
1 stalk scallion, (roughly chopped)
1 sprig green thyme
1 cup flour for dumplings or spinners
A pinch of salt
Salt to taste
1 packet of Ram -goat soup, Manish water mix (optional)
1/4 lb. yellow yam (optional) peeled, washed, sliced
1 co-coa (eddoe) (optional) peeled, washed, sliced
6 cups of water (more or less)
4 pimento berries

manish water

1. Wash ram goat's head with lime or lemon water, you can use white vinegar water as well. (mix a tsp. of lime or lemon juice or vinegar with 4 cups of water)

2. Cut goat's head into small pieces

3. In a large pot add 4 cups of water, goat's head, pimento berries and garlic. Cover pot and cook on high heat until goat's head becomes tender.

4. Add 2 cups of water. Add the Choco, Irish potatoes, pumpkin. Cover and cook until softened.

5. In the meantime, Put the flour and salt into a bowl and add small pours of water and mix the flour to make a dough. Knead until the dough is firm. Cover with a dish towel and set aside.

6. Add more water if needed then add the yam, co-coa and green bananas. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Make small dumplings or spinners with the flour dough then add to the pot. Stir.

7. Add the scallion, thyme, hot pepper and ram-goat soup mix. Stir. Lower the heat and let the soup simmer.

8. Add salt to taste. Let the soup continues to simmer for another 10 minutes.

9. Remove from heat and serve hot.

Mannish water

In my previous post, I wrote about me almost getting robbed at gunpoint, and I had to defend myself. Well, I am not yet gone back to work because the company that I work for policy is whenever a co-workers went through a tragic experience, he or she must get counselling before reporting back to work. The company provided the counsellor free, so I am in counselling one day of each week for two months. I told them I don't need counselling; my mind is 100% OK, but I guess rules are rules.


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