When you are in Barbados, if you go to any restaurant that lays on a traditional Sunday Bajan buffet, you will find Bajan Pepperpot on the menu.
Bajan Pepperpot is a delicious dish that you can make for yourself with our easy to follow recipe below.
You will need:
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 1 large saucepan
- 2lbs of stewing steak
- 2 pigs trotters
- 2lbs of oxtail
- Lime or lemon juice
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 2 scotch bonnet peppers
- 1 large onion
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 cloves
- Pinch of sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Fresh basil
- Fresh thyme
- Wash the stewing steak and place it in the mixing bowl with the lemon or lime juice.
- Set that to one side; while you slice the garlic into tiny slices, slice the onion. Chop the basil and thyme.
- Now you need to be very careful when you slice the scotch bonnet peppers; you want these in fine pieces, which you can either do with a long knife trying not to touch the pepper, or you can wear rubber gloves to cut it up. Wash your hands straight afterward and do not touch your eyes; these peppers really burn your hands and eyes if they make contact with the skin!
- Now rinse the lime or lemon juice off the stewing steak. And cut the meat into cubes.
- Also, chop the pig’s trotters and the oxtail into cubes.
- Fill the large saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
- Add the pig’s trotters.
- When the pig’s trotters have boiled, drain the excess water, and now add the stewing steak and cover with fresh hot water.
- Now add your chopped garlic, onion, and peppers.
- Now add the cinnamon stick, cloves, basil, and thyme and a pinch of salt and sugar to taste.
- Now simmer until the meat is tender. The flavor of this dish comes out over a few days and therefore gets tastier each time you reheat it; make sure you always reheat the entire pot to boiling point.