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Souse

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Chicken-foot Souse

Chicken-foot Souse

Photo by Cynthia Nelson

Souse is a type of pickle that is made in the English-speaking Caribbean. Served and sold with black pudding or steamed pudding it is a favorite among locals and definitely a must-try for visitors, particularly if you are an adventurous eater.

Souse is made by fully cooking the meat and then marinating it for a long time in a solution made of fresh lime or lemon juice, vinegar, salt, parsely, minced hot pepper and cucumbers.

Types Of Souse

Souse is made various parts of a pig, cow and chicken.

  • Pork Souse is souse made with the ears, feet, knuckles and shoulder part of a pig.

  • Beef Souse is souse made with the heel of the cow and the face which becomes gelationous when cooked.

  • Chicken-foot Souse is souse made with the feet of the chicken.

Serving Souse

  1. Souse is served along with some of the juice.

  2. Souse is primarily made and sold on the weekend - Friday and Saturdays.

  3. Souse is traditionall served with some type of savory pudding.

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