Solomon Gundy is a pickled fish pâté.
Solomon Gundy appears in many seventeenth and eighteenth century recipe books, purportedly as a meal made on pirate ships. From a country with a renown pirate history it is only fitting that this pate also has a long history! In Nova Scotia pickled herring and onion is referred to as Solomon Gundy.
Wanting to relive that experience you had in Jamaica some years ago? Or not Jamaican, but want to try something different? Treat yourself and friends to Solomon Gundy. Something to remember!!
In Jamaican cuisine Solomon Gundy is usually served as an appetiser with crackers, bread, or potato chips. It’s smoky fish flavour adds depth to seafood or pasta and is an amazing secret ingredient in party dips.
Solomon Gundy can be made into a dip by adding mayonnaise, cream cheese or sour cream.
Who remembers this Solomon-a-Gundy poem?
born on a Monday,
christened on a Tuesday,
married on a Wednesday,
took ill on a Thursday,
worse on a Friday,
died on a Saturday,
buried on a Sunday,
that is the end of Solomon-a-Gundy
Ingredients Red herring, bread crumbs, vinegar, onion, water, Approved spices, hot peppers, caramel, potassium sorbate.