How to make Pig Foot Souse

Published Date
August 5th 2021
Average: 4.4 (14 votes)
How to make Pig Foot Souse
Close up shot of Pig Foot Souse with a spoon
Pig Foot Souse in a bowl
Overview of Pig Foot Souse in a bowl

Pig Foot Souse is a pickled meat dish that came to the Caribbean with the European Migrants. Like our Chicken Foot Souse in terms of preparation, this meatier foot of the pig has its unique flavor and texture. The feet are cooked till tender and fall off the bone, then marinated in a brine of fresh local seasonings. With this recipe, we will show you how to make this like a real Trini, and this dish is a real treat if you can get over the fact that you are eating feet.

Author: Rachel Ottier-Hart
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins


Seasoning & Cooking
Souse Marinade


Seasoning & Cooking
Wash and rinse the pig's feet with water and the juice of one lime.
Pigs feet in a bowl of water
Coat the pig's feet with green seasoning, garlic, minced onion, and seasoning peppers.
Pigs feet being tossed with marinade
Place the feet into a pressure cooker or heavy bottom pot and fill with water to fully submerge the feet.
Pigs foot cooking in a pot of water
Cover and cook on medium to high in the pressure cooker for 20-30 minutes or until the meat is falling off the bone. If using a heavy bottom pot, cover and cook on medium to high for 1 hour or until the meat is falling off the bone.
Arial view of cooked pigs foot in a pot
Once the meat is fully cooked, remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes or until cool to the touch. Strain the feet and discard the cooking liquid.
Pigs foot being strained from the pot
Place the feet into a bowl with a cover
Cooked pigs foot resting with a cover
Souse Marinade
In the bowl with the pig's feet, add the green seasoning, sliced onion, seasoning peppers, chadon beni, cucumbers, and the juice of one lime.
Pigs foot in a bowl with marinade
Mix the feet and seasonings, then add enough water to allow the feet to be submerged.
Pigs foot souse with water being added to the bowl
Add salt and black pepper to taste, cover and let marinate for at least 1 hour before serving. The longer the feet soak, the better the flavor.
Pigs foot souse marinating with a lid on top
Serve in bowls with fresh bread and pepper sauce on the side and enjoy.
Bowl of assembled pigs foot souse

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