Solomon Gundy

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      2 hr 30

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Eat Caribbean

Eat Caribbean

By Virginia Burke

Published 2005

  • About

Known fondly as ‘Gundy’, this is a spread made from salted smoked herring/or shad) and spices. This speciality goes way back in our heritage. Some say the word comes from salmagundis, a finely chopped salad of mixed ingredients that originated at the court of Louis XIV in France.

Nowadays Gundy can be found bottled and ready to be eaten on crackers as a salty snack with drinks. Quite spicy, it is used in much the same way as Gentleman’s Relish (anchovy butter spread). It is difficul