Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mannish Water for, I think I'll pass!

Okay, everybody that eats mannish water loves it! So why won't I try it?

Mannish water is not water at all. It is soup. It is sometimes called power water and is rarely on a restaurant menu but rather made and sold along the street.

Do you really want to know what is in it? Goats head, that's what's in it!

These precious little goats that I see along every road end up in a pot. Poor things.

Mannish Water


•Chopped up goat head
•Garlic,escallion.thyme,pimento seed, salt to taste
•Whole green pepper,black pepper,
•1pk. Chicken Noodle
•3-6 green bananas
•½ lbs.Yam
•3 small Irish Potato
•Flour for dumpling
•2 chochos (optional)
•1 Whole Scotch Bonnet Pepper


1.Wash chopped goat head
2.Put in a large pot (pressure cooker best) with enough water to cover the meet
3.Add 3 teaspoons salt, 8-10 seeds of pimento and let cook and 5 crushed garlic cloves
4.Cook on a medium/high stove till meat tender
5.Add more water and and also 1pk. Chicken Noodle
6.Peel and cut up potatoes and chochos and add
7.Peel Green bananas (or cut off the top and bottom and slit in skin)
8.Add Peel and add Yam when bananas almost cooked.
9.When almost done black pepper,thyme,couple pimento seed,escallion, whole Scotch Bonnet Pepper (do not let it burst open) and let simmer
10.Serve hot

I love carrying my camera in this country, you never quite know what you may see along the way!

They are so cute....well at least along the road! How bout some curried goat instead?

We went to Kingston to try to find a small ham for the three of us for Easter and they are so costly that we changed our mind. Maybe mannish water doesn't sound so bad after all!!!

Happy Easter!

No comments:

Post a Comment