Grenada

Grenada is a small island country located in the eastern Caribbean, just off the coast of Venezuela. Full of turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and picturesque pastel-colored houses clinging to hilltops, the country is the definition of a tropical paradise. 

Quick Facts about Grenada

  • Capital City: Saint George’s
  • Language: English
  • Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$)
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Best Time to Visit: January to May
  • Fun fact: Grenada is known as the ‘Isle of Spice’, due to the fact there is more spice production per square mile than anywhere else in the world.

 

Overview of Grenadian Cuisine

  • Culinary influences: French, African & Indian
  • Common ingredients:  Seafood, bananas, breadfruit, mango, cocoa, spices
  • National dish of Grenada: Oildown, a one-pot stew full of plantain, breadfruit, spices and coconut with some type of protein.

 

Top Grenadian Dishes to Try

  • Fried bakes– Fried bread that is stuffed with various fillings including cheese and jam for vegetarian options.
  • Callaloo soup– A soup made with callaloo, a leafy vegetable similar to spinach, often made with coconut milk.
  • Cou cou pois– Cornmeal and vegetables are slow-cooked to form a smooth and firm mixture in a dish that can be eaten hot or cold.
  • Roti– Popular throughout Grenada, a thin dough is cooked and filled with potatoes, curry and vegetables.
  • Sweet potato pudding– A dessert made up of grated sweet potato, coconut milk, raisins and various spices.
  • Cocoa balls– Balls are made from drying and roasting cocoa beans then mixed with spices like cinnamon, bay leaf and thyme.

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