Run down

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Run down
Run down (stew).jpg
TypeStew
Place of originJamaica, Tobago
Main ingredientsFish (typically mackerel), coconut milk, yams, tomatoes, onion, seasonings

Run down, also referred to as rundown,[1] run dun,[2] fling-me-far and fling mi for[3] is a stew dish in Jamaican cuisine and Tobago cuisine[4] that typically consists of fish, reduced coconut milk,[2] yam, tomato,[5] onion and seasonings.[4][6] Mackerel and salted mackerel[4][7] is often used in the dish. Other fish are also used, including locally-caught fish, cod, salt cod, shad[2] other oily fish,[5] red snapper and swordfish.[8] Pickled fish,[9] bull pizzle and cassava are also sometimes used.[10] Traditionally, the dish is served with side dishes of dumplings and boiled green bananas.[11] The dish is also sometimes accompanied with baked breadfruit.[11] Run down is typically available in Jamaican restaurants,[8][12] and is also a traditional Jamaican breakfast dish.[7] The name appears to originate from the manner in which the fish is thoroughly cooked until it falls apart, or "runs down."[9]

In coastal areas of Colombia, "rundown" refers to conch stew.[13] This dish may be prepared with conch meat, salt pork, root vegetables, breadfruit and plantains cooked in coconut milk.[13]

In Trinidad[4] Grenada, and Barbados[13] 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.[4] This dish is similar to yumma, a Koongo dish.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jamaica - Montego Bay, Port Antonio and Ocho Rios - John Bigley - Google Books p. (unlisted)
  2. ^ a b c Jamaica: A Visitor's Guide - Harry S. Pariser - Google Books p. 64.
  3. ^ Dictionary of Jamaican English - Google Books p. 182.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Jamaica in Slavery and Freedom: History, Heritage, and Culture - Google Books p. 99.
  5. ^ a b Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World - Mark Kurlansky - Google Books p. (unlisted).
  6. ^ Caribbean - Bruce Geddes - Google Books p. 257.
  7. ^ a b Hartz, Deborah S. (August 1, 1991). "Authentic Jamaican breakfast". Ocala Star-Banner. Retrieved 2013-04-09.
  8. ^ a b Caribbean - Bruce Geddes - Google Books p. 133
  9. ^ a b Jamaica - Montego Bay, Port Antonio and Ocho Rios - John Bigley - Google Books p. (unlisted).
  10. ^ Jamaica Alive!. - Paris Permenter, John Bigley - Google Books p. 13.
  11. ^ a b The Food of Jamaica: Authentic Recipes from the Jewel of the Caribbean - John Demers, Eduardo Fuss - Google Books p. 62.
  12. ^ Ebony - Google Books p. 142.
  13. ^ a b c Beyond Gumbo: Creole Fusion Food from the Atlantic Rim - Jessica B. Harris - Google Books pp. 235-236.

Further reading[edit]