Grenada February 7

Independence Day

Like many countries in the Caribbean, Grenada was invaded by a host of western countries Spanish, English, and French. The latter was successful in claiming total colonization of the land in 1650. Grenada was once one of the wealthiest colony of France and was considered as a strategic location both for naval activities and commerce as a largest producer of sugar. Fort Royal, St. George today, was Camahogne’s capital back then. By virtue of Treaty of Paris, the French yielded Grenada’s sovereignty to the United Kingdom in 1763. The British colonized the region for more than 200 years until its liberation in 1974. The country assumed a parliamentary system somehow similar to that of its long-time colonizer appointing Governor General recognized by the British Crown and a prime minister which takes care of the state’s internal and external (International) affairs.

Oil Down

Serves 6
Ingredients:
1.1 pound of salted meat or fish cut into chunks
2.2 tablespoon oil
3.1 large Breadfruit
4.1 large onion chopped
5.1 bunch of taro or spinach leaves chopped
6.1 ¼ cups of coconut milk
7.2 stocks of thyme
8.1 hot pepper
9.1 stock of celery chopped
Method:
This is a stacking meal. In a oven ready heavy pan add onions and celery and
cook till soft then add meat or fish arrange on top of onion mixture. Peel and
slice breadfruit discard the centre. Arrange on top of meat or fish then
add taro leaves , remove stems and put on top of breadfruit. Add coconut milk cover the
pot and bake for 40 minutes. Serve with fresh fruit.
Note: if using salt cod boil fish for 10 minutes first to release some of the saltiness.
Try with:
Sorrel or Gewurztraminer wine                     Cheers!!