I first heard about pepperpot years ago from Trinidadian and Guyanese friends. It's not a dish we're now familiar with in the Virgin Islands but my attention was caught when I was told that, in the past, some people kept their pepperpot going over the fire for weeks and even months. That's right. They would put all the ingredients in a huge pot, set it to cook over stones outside and then keep it simmering for days - taking out bowlfuls for meals and replacing ingredients as needed. That's pretty neat! So, in Jessamine, the heroine, Arabella, thoughtfully prepares pepperpot for a family who's daughter suffered a horrendous attack. (Nowadays, of course, most people cook their pepperpot on stoves though some die-hards say it tastes better when cooked the old-fashioned way.)
This would have been how she made it or like this. And the pix below is how it would have looked. The dark colour comes from the cassareep.
And if you want to see it being made, here's a demo -