After spending even a short amount of time in the Caribbean nation, on a Grenada vacation, you will hear someone rave about “Oil Down.” Listen closely: The local pronunciation is something like “all-don.”
Oil Down is a hearty one-pot casserole that harkens back to colonial days. It’s also Grenada’s national dish.
“We make it every chance we get,” said Karim Maycock, executive chef at the luxe boutique hotel Mount Cinnamon Resort and Beach Club on Grand Anse Beach. “Today is a national holiday, but Granadians don’t need a reason to cook oil down.”