Who said you had to be in Grenada to eat good Grenadian cooking? A group of us from the Maryland/Washington DC area decided to “Throw Down” some Grenadian food last weekend. And with a typical Grenadian hospitality, we invited our other Caribbean and US friends to come eat us out.
All I will tell you is that it was a big hit. Food Galore!!
- Oildown – Grenada’s national dish. We had two pots: one for the meat eaters, and one for the rest of us. I commissioned the Oildown but that’s as much credit as I can take for it. All the praise for this delicious pot goes to the Iron Chef Willy a.k.a Rookie.
- Callaloo Soup – this local favorite came compliments of Katina, Michelle & Graeme
- Fish Broth – A Grenadian Cookout is just not the same without some “Seafood Waters” , so we decide to go for extra credit and do not one, but two pots of Fish Broth: one with Red Snapper, and the other with Tuna … that was a Che and Graeme production.
- Pelau – Nothing like a good Pelau. Michelle I need that recipe.
- Curry Goat -from the Iron Chef again.
But wait… THERE’S MORE:
- Salt fish and Fig – Michelle again.
- Baked Whole Salmon – prepared Grenadian style, by a Grenadian living in Baltimore
- Baked fillet Salmon – As if the whole Salmon was not enough, my sister Gwen showed up with even more Salmon
- BBQ chicken – My other sibling Hazel took no chances and decided to walk with her favorite meat
- Corn Soup – Che knows this is good for any occasion, but he also know it’s very appealing after a long night of drinking
- Mango Chow – Since Michelle found a recipe for this, no function she hosts is ever without it. It’s a good healthy, tasting snack
And on top of all that, the other guests did not come empty handed. Who didn’t bring drinks brought some other Caribbean dish, or desert, as I said before Food Galore!!
Grenadian Recipes just for You
Now I know some of you have never heard about some of the dishes above. Don’t worry. To better acquaint you with Grenadian Cuisine, I will post the recipe for some of these in the coming week(s). And if you’re not brave enough to try the Grenadian recipes at home, then you’ll just have to wait until you Go to Grenada, to get the real deal.
Great food, fun friends, and sweet island music. The session was swinging from start to finish.
- Them Trinbagonians beat their Iron all night
- A Jamaican old timer and a Grenadian got in an argument about which island has the strongest rum. This time it was Wray and Nephew vs. Grenada’s Best.
- A Grenville man and a St. George’s man argued over Rivers Rum and Clarkes Court. ( See what I wrote about Grenada’s Clarkes Court Rum here)
- Them GBSS and PBC boys trash talk about high school life, and reminisce about the old days…
- And of course with elections high in the air lots of rum shop politics talk.
Big Thank You
At the risk of sounding like Sarah Palin, I’ll like to give a “Big Shoutout” to our gracious hosts Michelle (My Fav Cuz) and her husband Che. And another “Big Shoutout” to all the Master Chefs, and the entire party crew, we definitely doing this again (right Michelle?)… as they say when it’s nice you gotta do it twice (at least).