Independence Day

After being a British colony Barbados moved toward the institutionalisation of an independent nation. 1834 saw the emancipation of slaves, 1944 saw  women being allowed their constitutional right to vote and 1951, the year of universal adult suffrage. With the birth of the two-party system and a cabinet government during the 1950’s, Barbados was well prepared for independence which was granted on November 30, 1966.

Jug jug

Serves 6


  • 6 deboned chicken thighs
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin cubed
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme
  • 1 tablespoon marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 1 whole red chili pepper
  • 3 cups pigeon peas (black eyed peas can be used)
  • 2 cup guinea corn flour ( Sorghum)
  • 4 pats of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a large pot add chicken, pork and water cook for 30 minutes on medium heat. After 30 minutes skim off foam and add herbs, red pepper and peas, cook on medium heat until peas are tender. Strain meat and pea mixture and save liquid stock for later. Take meat mixture and mince meat fairly fine then smash peas set aside. Take a medium pot add stock then  slowly add  guinea corn flour stirring constantly  around 10 minutes. When done add meat and pea mixture to corn flour, cook on low stirring until most of moisture is gone. Remove from heat and add the butter, salt and pepper stir and serve.

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