Recipe courtesy of Jessica Harris

Mannish Water

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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2 pounds goat meat, cut into 1-inch cubes with bone

Lime juice from 2 limes

1 1/2 gallons water

1 packet chicken noodle soup mix

6 small green bananas, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

4 chayote, cubed

1 pound white yam, cubed

6 potatoes, peeled and cubed

6 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

3 scallions minced, including the green parts

2 or 3 cloves garlic, crushed

2 sprigs fresh thyme

1 Scotch Bonnet chile, or to taste

6 allspice berries

Salt to taste


  1. Wash the goat meat with the juice of the 2 limes and place it in a large stockpot with the water and soup mix. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then lower the heat and simmer for about 2 hours, or until the meat is tender. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for an additional 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.;