Coconut Rundown

Mackerel

My parents and most of my family are from Jamaica. Rundown (also known as run down) is a really popular Jamaican dish. It usually has fish in it with coconut milk, onions (lots of onions!), tomatoes and seasoning.
My mum always makes it with mackerel. It isn’t a hard dish to make and it tastes amazing.
INGREDIENTS
2 tins of coconut milk
1kg mackerel
2 large onions, chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped
3 stalks spring onion, chopped
3 medium sized tomatoes, chopped
1 scotch bonnet chilli, chopped
2 – 3 sprigs of thyme

METHOD

  1. Wash the mackerel and cut it into chunks. Try to take out as many of the bones as possible.
  2. Boil the coconut milk rapidly in a heavy frying pan until it is reduced to oil and coconut separated.
  3. Add the fish, cover and cook for 10 minutes on a medium heat.
  4. Stir in the onion, garlic, spring onions, tomatoes, hot pepper and thyme.   Lower the heat and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with boiled green bananas and dumplings.

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