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   Saturday, July 11, 2020 

Vote for your Country in the Battle of the Islands! Mannish Water



Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Serves: 10 servings


  • 2 Pounds (1 Kilogram) goat head and belly
  • 1⁄4 Cup grace white vinegar
  • 14 1⁄2 Cups water
  • 4 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • 6 Whole pimento berries
  • 2 Pounds yellow yam, peeled and diced
  • 1 Pound carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 Large cho cho, peeled and diced
  • 1 Pound irish potato, peeled and diced
  • 6 Fingers green banana, cut in circles
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1 1⁄4 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 Packet grace cock soup mix
  • 1 Tablespoon grace caribbean traditions all purpose seasoning
  • 2 Sprigs thyme
  • 2 Stalks escallion, crushed
  • 1 Whole scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon grace hello margarine
  • 1⁄2 Teaspoon grace caribbean traditions black pepper
  • 1⁄4 Cup white rum (optional)


  1. Cut goat head and belly in small pieces then clean in a mixture of Grace Vinegar and 4 cups water.

  2. Pour 6 cups water in a pressure cooker. Add 4 cloves crushed garlic, pimento berries and goat head and belly and pressure for 20 minutes.

  3. Turn off flame and allow pressure cooker to cool. Pour mixture into a 6 quart pot.

  4. Add 4 cups water to pot and allow to boil. Add diced yam, carrots, cho cho, Irish potatoes and green bananas. Stir, cover and leave to cook.

  5. TO MAKE SPINNERS: Combine flour, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 cup water in bowl and knead to make a smooth dough. Leave dough to relax for 15 minutes.

  6. Make small spinners from the dough then add to the pot, stir and cover.

  7. FOR SEASONING: Add Grace Cock Soup Mix, Grace Caribbean Traditions All Purpose Seasoning, thyme, crushed escallion and whole scotch bonnet pepper, Grace Hello Margarine, Grace Caribbean Traditions Black Pepper and 1 tsp salt.

  8. Stir well and leave to simmer for 15 minutes.

  9. Turn off the flame and mix in the rum.


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