Goathead soup aka mannish water
Jamaican Restaurant in The Bronx Serving the Best Goathead Soup
Jamaican-Style Goat Head Soup (Mannish Water)
Though it seems deceptively simple to make, most people have never tried Jamaican-style goat head soup. Also called mannish water, this dish is traditionally cooked outside over a wood fire. It gets its name from the fact that it’s prepared by men most of the time and has some "special" benefits, but we think it’s good for everyone.
Widely regarded as an aphrodisiac, mannish water is made from the goat’s head, intestines, testicles, and feet. These parts are carefully washed before they’re roasted over a fire. The meat is cut into pieces and mixed with coco, yam, green bananas, carrots, dumplings, Scotch bonnet peppers. Then, it’s cooked slow and low until it becomes the flavorful dish we all love. Goat head soup gets its signature flavor from the green bananas, as well as the smoked goat meat.
Mannish water is usually served as an appetizer, and it’s a popular choice at parties and weddings. We’ll serve it in a soup bowl with the sides of your choice. From the lines on Saturday it is easy to see why we have the best goathead soup in the Bronx!
RECIPE YOU CAN TRY TODAY!
Sometimes you just want to stay at home and not go to a Jamaican restaurant to try something. That's ok! While we can make the process easy for you. We prepared home cooked delicious Jamaican food 7 days a week. Just order, enjoy and eat!
But....if you want try your hand at making this dish yourself, you can find a popular recipe listed below. (we advise against this for obvious reasons, you have been warned!)
Preparation time 30m
Cooking time 2hrs
2 pounds goat head, organs and parts
1 1/2 gallons water
1/2 pound carrots, diced
1 bunch of scallions, chopped
2 scotch bonnets whole
3 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
Salt and Pepper
Noodle Soup Mix
2 Cups Flour
Dash of Salt
3/4 cups of water
- Chop the goat head and parts into small pieces,.
- Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 2 hours, until the meat is tender.
- Add the remaining ingredients and cook until the vegetables are tender. Approx. 1 to 2 hours