|Place of origin||Jamaica, Tobago|
|Main ingredients||Fish (typically mackerel), coconut milk, yams, tomatoes, onion, seasonings|
|Cookbook: Run down Media: Run down|
Run down, also referred to as rundown, run dun, fling-me-far and fling mi for is a stew dish in Jamaican cuisine and Tobago cuisine that typically consists of fish, reduced coconut milk, yam, tomato, onion and seasonings. Mackerel and salted mackerel is often used in the dish. Other fish are also used, including locally-caught fish, cod, salt cod, shad other oily fish, red snapper and swordfish. Pickled fish, bull pizzle and cassava are also sometimes used. Traditionally, the dish is served with side dishes of dumplings and boiled green bananas. The dish is also sometimes accompanied with baked breadfruit. Run down is typically available in Jamaican restaurants, and is also a traditional Jamaican breakfast dish. The name appears to originate from the manner in which the fish is thoroughly cooked until it falls apart, or "runs down."
In Trinidad Grenada, and Barbados a similar dish that utilizes palm oil is referred to as "oil-down", which is generally prepared with salted beef or pork, breadfruit, palm oil and seasonings boiled in coconut milk until it reaches a thick consistency. This dish is similar to yumma, a Koongo dish.
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