Traditional Newfoundland Jiggs Dinner
Jiggs Dinner is a old Newfoundland boiled meal, made with fresh grown vegetable's and salt beef or salt pork ribs.
Some people will disagree with me because years ago this meal was made by almost every Newfoundlander on Sunday and they didn't always have a baked chicken or roast it would be only the pot liquor " juice" from the boiler. This would be in a mug at the side of your plate to pour over your boiled dinner.
I loved when my mom or dad would prefer this meal on a Saturday night because no one did any work on Sunday's this was a day of rest and a church day,. When I say prepare they would peel and wash all the vegetables, soak the salt beef in cold water. Have the dressing " stuffing " made with bread crumbs and savoury, salt, pepper and butter, " margarine " the only thing left to do was cook it. You were aloud to do that on Sunday but that was pretty much it.
This is a couple of links to more delicious recipes you can have with your Jiggs dinner.
Traditional Newfoundland Blueberry Duff and Caramel Sauce
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- Salt beef or pork - 2 pieces
- Potatoes - 6
- Cabbage - 1
- Turnip - 1 medium
- Carrots - 6
- Onion - 1 medium
- Split yellow peas - 1/2 bag
- Parsnip - 1 or 2
- Pepper - To taste
- Butter - 1 tbsp
1-Soak salt beef or salt pork riblets overnight in cold water or boil in large boiler for 1/2 hour then drain, add more cold water to lower the amount of salt on the beef then add 1 medium onion to pot.
2-Pour 1/2 bag of yellow split peas in a pudding bag and tie the top with a string. Soak overnight or Start cooking peas in your pudding bag with salt beef or salt pork riblets for about 1 hour then check to see if split peas are cooked.
(Please note: You can remove the pudding bag from the pot or leave it in the water and add your vegetables with it.)
3-Add cabbage, turnip and carrots to you pot then boil for another 15 minutes.
4-Add potatoes and parsnip to your pot then boil for another 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
5-When the salt beef or salt pork riblets and vegetables are cooked, remove pease pudding bag from pot then cut the string from bag and pour all peas into a bowl mash with butter and pepper to taste.
6- Remove all vegetables from pot put in separate bowls.
Keep your pot liquid for your gravy or soup broth.
I hope this recipe helps you start your first jiggs dinner .
You will need a cotton traditional pudding bag for your yellow split peas.
This is a picture of all the ingredients you would need to make yourself a delicious Traditional Newfoundland Jiggs Dinner.
If you never made Jiggs dinner before and you Like to get started follow this video and you will be on your way to a delicious homemade Jiggs dinner. This meal have been made by many traditional and non- traditional people and you can’t go wrong anyway you cook it you will love it. If you don’t believe me then ask other people and they will agree.
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Step by step video and recipe also I’m available to help you just send me a message through this site or my Facebook page, Bonita’s Kitchen. I would love to help in anyway I can, also this recipe is in my cookbook if you like to follow along with that. Enjoy Bonita
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