Cayman Mannish Water



2 pounds goat head, organs and feet (2 pounds lamb meat may be substituted)
1 1/2 gallons water
5 green bananas, sliced
1 pound yams, diced
1 1/2 christophenes (also called chayotes), seeds and skin removed, chopped
1/2 pound taro root, diced
1/2 pound carrots, diced
1/2 pound turnips, diced
1 1/2 bunches scallions, chopped
2 scotch bonnets or habaneros, chopped
3 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped



Chop the meat into small pieces, rinse and place into a large stockpot.

Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 3 hours, until the meat is tender. Add the remaining ingredients and cook until the vegetables are tender. Season with salt and serve.

Yield:5 to 6 servings


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