EAT: Pudding & Souse Bajan Style
Here’s the thing, in T&T our pudding is different. it is, brace yaself, well cleaned and seasoned pigs blood that is encased steamed and sautéed with oil, onions, tomatoes, and other herbs and eaten with piping hot hops bread.
t&t souse is done differently, we make our souse with pig foot, and it looks like this. It is absolutely D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S. The meat is soft and seasoned perfectly while it swims in a floating salad, as I call it and eaten with fresh hops bread. Gosh, it’s incredible! It’s even made with chicken foot…though I have to say, I’m not a fan of chicken foot souse.
In Barbados their souse is a combination of Pudding & Souse. It is traditionally eaten on a Saturday morning. It is so popular that most places, such as Fred’s Bar & Restaurant in Oistins request you call and place your order ahead of time due to high demand. and wouldn’t you know that’s the signage I don’t have a pic of.
the pudding is made from grated and well seasoned sweet potato which is stuffed into the cleaned pig’s intestines and then steamed. It is served with the souse, made from pig’s features (head), trotters(feet), and flesh which are cooked and pickled with lime juice, onion, cucumber, hot and sweet peppers and parsley.
I did not eat this delicacy mainly due to the fact we forgot on that particular Saturday and well, found our way to the beach instead. but, next time.
Have you ever eaten pudding and souse, if so what did you think? Tell us in the comment below. We’d love your feedback :)