Pepperpot Recipe


When in the Caribbean most Christmas conversations circle back to one of the most important Christmas Caribbean Treats: their traditional Pepperpot Recipe.

And, so, here is ours!

What you will need:

4 lbs of meat- (beef, lamb or whatever you like)
1 cup cassareep
2 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves garlic
4 wiri wiri peppers
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
8-12 cups water
4 springs thyme
6 cloves (optional)
2 small onions

 What you need to do:

  1. Find your largest deepest pot or a pressure cooker.
  2. Cut your meat into 1″ cubes, add salt & pepper and let sit whilst you prepare the other ingredients.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in your pot, add the meat and brown a little.
  4. Add all other ingredients EXCEPT the water & stir.
  5. Add water a cup at a time stopping when the meat is covered and there is around 1-2 inches of water above it.
  6. Bring to a boil then let simmer for 2 to 3 hours. Skimming off any oily fat as it cooks.

Hope you enjoy & Merry Christmas!

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