Grenada being the ‘Isle of Spice’, it is expected that the cuisine uses plenty of spices, nutmeg, bay leaf, allspice, capsicum, pepper, cinnamon, turmeric, clove and ginger. Grenadians like to use hot pepper sauce as an accompaniment and some good varieties are available for sale. Chicken dishes are popular, especially barbeque, and fish (fresh local fish and salted cod). Crab and callaloo (a spinach-like vegetable) is a speciality as is oil-down, a stew with coconut, breadfruit, vegetables and often pork or fish. Rice and peas and ground provisions (yams, tannias, sweet potatoes) are popular. Fresh fruit and local fruit juices are easily available. We can accommodate vegetarian diets so please let us know in advance if this is what you need.
Here’s what’s in ‘Oil Down’, our national dish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9DUos0RjBk