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Pudding and Souse Recipe

Every Saturday in Barbados you will see signs displayed island wide advertising freshly made Pudding & Souse. It is not to everyone's taste as it is made from various parts of a pig, but those who try it, love it.

Please find details below on how to make this much loved Barbadian dish.

You will need:

2 large mixing bowls
2 large saucepans
Pork - any part that you like, Bajans use the head, tails and feet!
Sweet potato
Sweet peppers
2 Onions
Scotch bonnet red peppers


Whatever part of the pig you have decided to use, as described above, you need to clean it and boil it in salt water.

To make the pudding you grate the sweet potato in to a mixing bowl, add a pinch of sugar and salt, then add 2 oz of butter, 2 tsp of oil, chop the chives and thyme and add to the bowl.

Grate 2 onions and add half to the bowl, save the other half for the pickle. Now set this bowl aside to absorb the flavor while you prepare the pickle.

T o make the pickle you need to grate the cucumber and sweet peppers.

Now chop up the parsley. Then taking great care, usually wearing rubber gloves slice up half a scotch bonnet pepper in to very small pieces. Wash your hands immediately and do not touch your eyes, scotch bonnet peppers can really burn the skin.

Now add your remaining onion to the bowl and then squeeze lime juice and salt to your mixing bowl with the cucumber, sweet peppers, scotch bonnet peppers and parsley.

By now your pork should be cooked, so drain off the salt water and now sprinkle with lime juice.

Now go back to your pudding mixture and put it is a grease proof oven dish and bake in the oven until cooked.

Then serve with the pork and souse.


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By: Margaret Berry
I am a Welsh woman who has lived in Vancouver Canada since 1954.
I visit Barbados yearly and love pudding and spouse. I order it every
Sunday when I am in Barbados. I am now 84 and will no longer be able
to vIsit so regularly or for so long because of health. I wanted to learn
how to make this delicious Bajan meal so I went on the Internet and found your wonderful recipe. Now I can make it whenever I like. Thank you it is so good.
Date: Aug 23, 2015

By: Ash
This recipe looks pretty good. I wonder though if you could add some time stamps to things. For instance how long would the pudding take to bake? I know you say when the knife comes out clean but that could be after one hour or anything. Would be good as it helps you to plan your meals around other activities.
Date: Aug 11, 2015

By: welchdeborah@hotmail.com
will try it

Date: Mar 17, 2015

By: Marcia
I live in New York My granny used to make pudding and souse when I was growing up in Barbados. I have not had pudding and souse in many years. We started making it without the pig belly. We used coloring and put it in the frying pan. I could not remember how to make . I found your recipe and did it, only the pudding. Excellent. Thanks
Date: Oct 20, 2014

By: Paula
I'm living in Jamaica and I'm craving pudding & souse now that I'm pregnant...I'm going to try and make some of this tomorrow!
Date: Oct 17, 2014

By: trini
hey I love the pudding and souse.. how about a youtube post.. I checked and there was not even one on the unique bajan pudding and souse
Date: Jul 18, 2014

By: Mish Leeds UK
I found this recipe so i cooked it for my Bajan boyfriend in Leeds . He loves it & ordered some last year for when we arrived in Barbados on our holiday..
Date: Apr 22, 2014

By: Renee
couldn't remember how it was made now I can make it instead of goin into town every Saturday. p.s scotch bonnet is optional becaz I don't like mine spicy so I can take out the scotch bonnet r limit it.
Date: Mar 11, 2014

By: divina
I am a guyanese.my daughter is a bajan.i had to learn every bajan way styles if cooking for her.if it,s not done so she dont eat.now she wants me to make her pudding and souse.thanks to wanna i can hv the receipe online.i love bajan pudding and sousee
Date: Jan 11, 2014

Thanks so much for the recipe. It's very clear so will be making today and will let you know the result. I love this dish so much when I was a kid in Bim and still when I go home. Thank you so much
Date: Dec 28, 2013

By: Rhonda
I usually add some ground clove and cinnamon to my pudding, it gives a nicer taste
Date: Dec 7, 2013

By: cayjan2debone
many thanks for this recipe, im going to make some this weekend so i can serve to my bajan father :)
Date: Nov 6, 2013

By: Romancia Haywood
Am a vincention ,I use to live in barbados I, I love pudding n souse,when I was living in bem Imake sure I had my thing every saturday,am back home nw n I do souse every friday but never pudding saw my aunt made it many ah time but just didn't remember how,I look it up on line n fund this recipe n am so happy n I must say to u ppl thanks a lot
Date: Nov 6, 2013

By: Bajan Alaskan
I am full blooded bajan, i now live in Alaska. I really miss the pudding and souse. I wanted to make some but didn't know how. I ask my mom when i call her but didn't write it down,and so i decided to check it out on the web, and now i can do so. Many thanks fellow country men and women.
Date: Oct 22, 2013

By: Julie
I have not made steam pudding in a long time but my taste buds is or it this weekend. I do not use intestines but I love the ears. If you do not eat pork , pickle some chin wings, chicken out or turkey wings.
Date: May 18, 2013

By: Marcia
I am a bajan living in London, England. I love pudding and souse and so does my childen. I sometimes make souse but never pudding. I just searched the internet for a recipe and I found this one. Thank you so much
Date: May 13, 2013

By: Joyce
I make souse sometimes but I need to have both. My mom used to make it and we enjoyed it.I live in Canada but I haven't forgotten my roots. I even made some cassava pone and my daughter loves it.
Date: Feb 18, 2013

By: ancil rock
Hi i live in charlotte nc and i would like to find out if any bajan makes pudding and souse here.
Date: Feb 1, 2013

By: Cathy Small-Sorzano
I love pudding and souse, as a little girl growing up and dad bought it for us every Saturday. I am now grown and living in the States I don't get it but want to start making it.
Date: Nov 3, 2012

By: Ezra
I remember how now... Thanks.
Rupee: " I'm a _______"
Date: May 12, 2012

By: Taneesha Carbray
What should the heat be at for the stove?
Date: May 5, 2012

By: jessica
I'm not Bajan, I'm Bermudian living in the UK. Back home they had Bajan restaurants and every Saturday I would make my way into town to get Pudding and Souse. I think I'm going to make me some this weekend. I just love it.
Date: Feb 28, 2012

By: Angel
Living in Canada I really miss my pudding and souse. Thanks to the internet I can now find recipies my mom used to make for us as kids
Date: Feb 11, 2012

By: Nicole Sobers
Thank you so much for the Recipie. I haven't had Pudding and Souse in so, so long. I live in Vegas... probably the only Bajan living here anyway. It's very hard to find ingrediants or foods to cook with. I'm sure I'll find this. This will be the first time I'm cooking Pudding and Souse by myself. I'll let you know if I kept the house from burning down.
Date: Dec 11, 2011

By: judiette layne
I love pudding and souse, my father would get the pig and my mother would cook it for or family every saturday when i was little in Barbados, now i buy it here in miami on saturday or make it myself
Date: Oct 24, 2011

By: Esther
I just love Pudding and Souse, and wish it was sold in the UK, I am certain there would be a market for it. It brings back memories of my holidays.
Date: Oct 7, 2011

By: scott
Quantities (estimatad)? Temps? Times? Or, is the magic inthe guessing? Bythe way, anything with lots of lime in it is good in my book.
Date: Jul 22, 2010

By: margaret
i just love pudding and souse i am english with bajan parents it is actually very easy to make and it brings back memories of when i was a young girl and my american friends love it also
thanks for the recipe
Date: Jan 4, 2009

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