Run Down

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'Run down' is really 'boiling down' coconut milk to form a custard and coconut oil in this Jamaican fish recipes

Run Down
Coconut husks drying in the sun
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:1522
Ready in:3 hours 45 minutes
Prep. time:3 hours 15 minutes
Cook time:30 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:19th January 2013

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  1. Mix the coconut with the water and press through a sieve or piece of muslin.
  2. Boil the coconut milk rapidly in a frying pan until it resembles curdled custard and oil.
  3. Add the fish, cover, and cook for 10 minutes over a medium heat.
  4. Stir in the onion, garlic, escallions, tomatoes, Scotch bonnet and thyme, reduce the heat, and simmer for a further 10 minutes.

Serving suggestions

Serve with boiled green bananas and dumplings.

Chef's notes

You can cook the bananas in with the fish, if you like.

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