Oildown

08 June 2007

Behold, Grenada's National Dish: Oildown.

Everyone's got a variation on a family recipe but here's the basic contents:
1/2lb salt meat (pre-soaked)
1 medium onion chopped
1 large breadfruit
8-10 young dasheen leaves
2-4 cups coconut milk
1 sprig celery, chive and thyme
2 medium carrot chopped
2 seasoning peppers chopped
1 lb dumplings
2 tbsp. tumeric (saffron)


Mount Nesbit, Grenada.

Comments

Posted by Grenadian on June 8, 2007 10:53 AM:

Looks delicious.

Now I'm hungry.

Posted by Christopher on June 28, 2007 12:00 AM:

What are salt meats, bread fruit, and young dasheen leaves?

Posted by lydia Linden on September 16, 2008 12:09 PM:

that oildown looks like it's lacking!!! something's wrong with it! But the recipe's good though. by the way, salted meats are mostly pig tail or pig snout(nose), that have been cured i salt, so you usually need to boil them separately before putting them in the pot with everything else. you may also find beef that's salted. Bread fruit is found in the caribbean, it's a rather large, starchy fruit that grows on very large trees. The flesh of it is hard when uncooked, but very soft when properly cooked, it's cream coloured and the skin is green. young dasheen leaves are simply callaloo leaves. you can google it. that's pretty much it.

Posted by Lyndonna on November 10, 2009 2:18 PM:

Looks Tasty!!!

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