Soup Recipes

Manish Water

Written by Xavier Murphy

A hearty Jamaican soup made with a goat’s head. Best cooked in a pressure cooker. Said to be an aphrodisiac, which may explain its name.


  • 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

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  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 potatos 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

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Xavier Murphy