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Edible delicacies of the region

Edible delicacies of the region

Old Jan 7th 2020, 5:54 pm
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Default Edible delicacies of the region

Over christmas i hve been enjoying the mny delights to be eaten here, and wondered how much variety there is - im still learning a lot.

Grenada is next to Trinidad, which enjoys a very rich east indian french and portugese foodie heritage. Here are a few things:

Grenadas national dish is the oildown. A stew of salted meat and sometimes fish too, in calalloo leaves with other local veg, dumplings and importantly coconut milk. Its layered into a huge pot that is never stirred, but boiled for a few hours, while the coconut turns tooil and everything ‘gels’ together.

The pastelle - a meat or fish base, mixed with olives raisins and capers, then wrapped in maize flour dough and steamed. Its reminiscent of a mexican tamale but meatier ?

The roti - pretty sure this is omnipresent, indians would call it a dhal puri with curry inside. A fried or baked flatbread with a layer of spiced splitpeas inside, heady with garlic and cumin, filled with various forms of curry.

Pepper jelly - the local equivalent of mint or redcurrent jelly - eaten with meats, with a sweet kick, maybe a little like a thai sweet chili sauce jelly.

Black cake - like a british christmas cake - on steroids - just more booze, nuts, fruit and butnt sugar, but always very moist. Cooked more like a pudding than a cake.

What does your island do? Or what do you love locally?
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