26 October 2015 | Grenada
Today we attended a local beach in Grenada with about 60 cruisers to try a local dish called 'oil down'. As you can see from the photo, the dish is cooked in a large pot over a wood fire at the beach. Included in the pot is breadfruit, pumpkin, carrot, flour dumplings, chicken, pork, salt fish, calalloo, garlic and tumeric in various layers that I would not remember, all cooked in coconut milk and water for about 1 to 2 hours. The reason it is called oil down is that the coconut milk boils up then the when reduced they say the oil has boiled down through the pot.
It is then served out at a cost of $EC25 (about $A14).
Today was a special day in Grenada, Thanksgiving Day, when in 1981, the US forces came to the island and threw out a group who had previously undertook a coup, where they overthrew a legally elected democratic government. See the photo gallery for further photos