Grenadian Cuisine

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From the tenth smallest country in the world, the stunningly beautiful island of Grenada, comes some of the most delicious ethnic foods, Grenadian Cuisine.

Grenadiam Cuisine

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A member of the Caribbean Islands, but a sovereign nation unto itself, Grenadian cuisine is distinctly Caribbean, yes, but also uniquely Grenadian.

Known as the “Island of Spice”, Grenadian cuisine features such spices as mace, saffron, cinnamon cloves, nutmeg, lemongrass and tankobean.  The foods of Grenada are by considered by many to be the most flavorful of all the Caribbean dishes.

This little country produces foods with literally thousands of different flavors. And not just foods, either – some of the finest herbal teas in the Caribbean are made from the spices of Grenada. It is a common folklore, but also a real belief of many that these spiced teas of Grenada possess the secret to longevity and youthfulness.

Leaves from the cinnamon tree are especially versatile, and used to provide the distinct and pleasant flavors and aromas to candies, as well as the cakes, cookies and pies of Grenadian cuisine. Grenada’s national dish, the famous and immensely popular “Grenadian Oil Down” is made with salted pork or beef or dried fish, breadfruit, Callaloo leaves, turmeric, fresh saffron, and several other spices and veggies, and simmered in coconut milk.

And now let’s get into the recipes of …

Grenadian Cuisine!


Click on the dishes below, and you will go to a printer-friendly page with just that recipe on it-

Breadfruit Oil Down

Grenadian Chicken Stew

Jerk Chicken Wings

Meat Stuffed Breadfruit


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