Barbados Pepperpot Recipe

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Wash the stewing steak and place it in the mixing bowl with the lemon or lime juice.
  2. Set that to one side; while you slice the garlic into tiny slices, slice the onion. Chop the basil and thyme.
  3. 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!
  4. Now rinse the lime or lemon juice off the stewing steak. And cut the meat into cubes.
  5. Also, chop the pig’s trotters and the oxtail into cubes.
  6. Fill the large saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
  7. Add the pig’s trotters.
  8. When the pig’s trotters have boiled, drain the excess water, and now add the stewing steak and cover with fresh hot water.
  9. Now add your chopped garlic, onion, and peppers.
  10. Now add the cinnamon stick, cloves, basil, and thyme and a pinch of salt and sugar to taste.
  11. 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.

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