Pudding and Souse

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By Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

Published 1973

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This is popular in Barbados as an informal Saturday night meal. It also makes a good lunch, or appetizer. The pudding is black pudding or blood pudding, a large sausage made from pig’s blood encased in an intestine. It can be bought readymade and can be heated in the oven, grilled, or fried in lard or butter.



  • Young pig’s head
  • 4 pig’s feet


Wash the pig’s head and feet. Place in a large saucepan with cold, salted water to cover. Bring to the boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer until the meat is tender, 2 hours or longer, depending on the age of the pig. Drain, reserving ½ pint of stock for the sauce, and plunge into cold water. Cut the