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Published February 19, 2019

Watch a Black Panther-Inspired Eat the Universe with Guest James Mathis III

Join chef Justin Warner for a spicy goat brochette and isombe!

Welcome to a brand-new Marvel's Eat the Universe!

In this installment, chef Justin Warner welcomes the voice of T’Challa from "Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest", James Mathis III, to create a Black Panther-inspired spicy goat brochette with isombe. Who’s the G.O.A.T. of the Marvel Universe?!

Watch the episode, watch "Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest" on Disney XD, and dive into the recipe below to try it out yourself!


For the isombe:

  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 small eggplant, chopped and salted
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp palm oil
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups cassava leaves
  • kosher salt

For the brochettes:

  • Goat shank meat, cut in to cubes and skewered
  • Shito sauce
  • kosher salt
  • Oil, for brushing on the grill.


For the isombe:

  • Squeeze the liquid from the eggplant and discard the liquid.
  • Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the palm oil to the skillet. 
  • Add the onion and saute for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the bell pepper and saute about 2 more minutes.
  • Add the eggplant and saute about 2 more minutes.
  • Add the cassava leaves and about a cup of water.  
  • Drop the heat to low and simmer the leaves until tender.
  • Finish with peanut butter, stirring, and kosher salt to taste.

For the brochettes:

  • Soak the skewers overnight to prevent them from scorching and season them with kosher salt.
  • Rub oil on grill grates and turn grill to high heat.
  • Once the grill is hot, place the skewers on to the grill, rotating frequently.
  • Once the brochettes are getting good grill marks, brush them with the shito sauce (do this in a well ventilated area!).
  • Once the  goat has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees, plate them and devour them with your vibranium claws.

Watch more Eat the Universe right here!