Most Delicious Barbecue Pigtail

There is a new rave in Trinidad, and it’s called barbecue pigtail. The salted, semi smokey, barbecue-y flavour hits the spot every time.

barbecue pigtail

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Course: Meats

Cuisine: Caribbean

Servings: 18


  • 4 lbs pigtail
  • 5 tbsp. green seasoning
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 5 cloves garlic. peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • Water for boiling


  • Boil for 30 to 45 minutes the first time. Drain and wash under cold water.
  • Boil a second time for 30 minutes adding the bay leaf green seasoning and chopped garlic. Drain and set aside.
  • Make the barbecue sauce. You can use the site recipe or your own favourite blend.
  • To barbecue dip the pigtails in the barbecue sauce before putting it on the grill.
  • Place over the grill and let cook until it achieves a golden brown colour. Then dip again in the barbecue sauce.
  • Let cook for about 2 to 3 minutes then remove. Cut the pigtails at the joints(if you prefer) and serve with pepper and barbecue sauce.

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