Mannish Water


2 pounds goat meat, cut into 1-inch cubes with bone
juice from 2 limes
1 1/2 gallons water
1 packet chicken noodle soup mix
6 smalls 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 cloves garlic, crushed (2 to 3)
2 sprig fresh thyme
1 Scotch Bonnet chile, or to taste
6 allspice berries
salt to taste


Wash the goat meat with the lime juice 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.




Mannish water is a spicy soup made with white rum, and Goat head, feet and scrotum among other ingredients, that is said to have the qualities of an aphrodisiac. This soup is a delicacy in the Caribbean but more so in Jamaica than in any other island. As the name suggests, it is a soup for men and only those "man enough" can consume it.


8.0 to 10 servings


Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:02am


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