Caribbean Recipes – Oil Down

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 4, 2018: In Grenada, ask anyone what the national dish is and if the answer is not ‘Oil Down,’ then they are not really Grenadian! Here is the recipe for this simple, delicious and one-pot dish that you can try this weekend.

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8-10 young dasheen or taro root

1 sprig celery, chive and thyme

2 medium carrots chopped

2 chili peppers chopped

1/2 lb flour for dumplings

4 green bananas

1 cup of salt fish, cooked and flaked

1 bunch of callaloo or spinach leaves, with stalks – chopped USA, LLC

Salt to taste

2 tsp turmeric (saffron)

1/2 lb Salted meat such as salt beef, salted pigtail or salted pigs snout, or a mixture of all three (pre-soaked overnight)

1 large breadfruit peeled

2 cups coconut milk

1 medium onion chopped


Wash and…

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