Mackerel rundown recipe Jamaican dish

Mackerel rundown recipe Jamaican dish

Mackerel rundown or “rundung” as we Jamaicans say, is a delicious fish dish that you will enjoy with hard food (boil dumpling, yam and green banana). Try this recipe today for dinner.

mackerel rundown

Mackerel rundown recipe Jamaican dish

Khaydean Powell
Bring a touch of Jamaica to your dinner with the mackerel rundown recipe. Flavour with coconut milk and other Jamaican spice, this mackerel dish taste great.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 201 kcal


  • 2 lbs Salt mackerel
  • 2 Cloves garlic Crushed
  • 3 Sprigs of thyme
  • 1 Stalks scallion Chopped
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 5 Pimento berries (Allspice)
  • 1 Tomato Diced
  • 1/2 Scotch bonnet Seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 Coconut milk
  • 1 Lime/lemon To wash the mackerel


  • Wash the mackerel with the juice from the lime/lemon in some water. Then place the mackerel in a sauce pan with fresh water and put to boil until tender.
  • When cooked, remove from fire wash in cold water to cool. Pour water away. Deboned the mackerel then break into small pieces.
  • Pour the fresh coconut milk in a sauce pan and let boil rapidly. Stir in the mackerel, onion, garlic, dried pimento, scallion, tomato, scotch bonnet pepper and thyme.
  • Turn the heat to medium low. Cover the pot and let it cook until coconut milk is reduced to oil. Stir occasionally.


Mackerel rundown is mostly eaten with hard food. 
Keyword Mackerel rundown recipe

Khaydean Powell

My name is Khaydean and I am the founder of Jamaican foods and recipes. I am a food enthusiast and I am here sharing with you my love for food. Born Jamaican living in the UK and wants the world to learn about Jamaica's culinary culture.

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  1. Andrea

    5 stars
    I just tried this mackerel rundown. It came out perfectly and was a big hit with the family!

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