Oil Down

“Oil down” is a popular traditional dish in Tobago, which is a small island located in the southern Caribbean Sea. The dish is typically made by simmering a combination of salted meat, usually pigtail or salted beef, along with breadfruit, coconut milk, dumplings, and other vegetables such as carrots, pumpkin, and spinach. The ingredients are cooked down slowly over a low flame until they form a thick, creamy stew-like consistency.

Oil down is often considered a national dish of Tobago, and is enjoyed at special occasions such as weddings, christenings, and other celebrations. The dish is a flavorful representation of Tobago’s rich cultural heritage and is a must-try for anyone visiting the island.