How to make Pig Foot Souse

Classic Bakes Editorial Team
Published Date
Average: 5 (5 votes)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
65 mins
Recipe Type
Pig Foot Souse
Pig Foot Souse

Pig Foot Souse is a pickled meat dish that came to the Caribbean with the European Migrants. Similar to our Chicken Foot Souse in terms of preparation but this meatier foot of the pig has its own unique flavor and texture. The feet are cooked till tender and falling 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.

Seasoning & Cooking
  • 1 kg Pig Feet
  • 2 tablespoons Green Seasoning 
  • 6 oz Onion minced
  • 3 oz Garlic minced
  • 2 Seasoning Peppers minced
  • 1 Lime
  • Water for cooking
Souse Marinade
Instructions 0%
Seasoning & Cooking
  1. Wash and rinse the pigs feet with water and the juice of one lime.
  2. Coat the pig feet with green seasoning, garlic, minced onion and seasoning peppers.
  3. Place the feet into a pressure cooker or heavy bottom pot and fill with water to fully submerge the feet.
  4. For the pressure cooker, cover and cook on medium to high for 20-30 minutes or until the meat is falling off the bone.
  5. For the heavy bottom pot, cover and cook on medium to high for 1 hour or until the meat is falling off the bone.
  6. Once the meat is fully cooked, remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes or until cool to the touch.
  7. Strain the feet and discard the cooking liquid.
  8. Place the feet into a bowl with a cover
Souse Marinade
  1. To the bowl with the pigs feet, add the green seasoning, sliced onion, seasoning peppers, chadon beni, cucumbers, and the juice of one lime.
  2. Mix the feet and seasonings together then add enough water to allow the feet to be submerged.
  3. Add salt and black pepper to taste, cover and let marinate for at least one hour before serving. The longer the feet soak the better the flavor.
  4. Serve in bowls with fresh bread and pepper sauce on the side and enjoy.

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