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mackerel rundown

Mackerel rundown recipe Jamaican dish

Flavour with coconut milk and other Jamaican spice, this mackerel dish taste great.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 201 kcal


  • 2 lbs Salt mackerel
  • 2 Cups Fresh coconut milk
  • 2 Cloves garlic Crushed
  • 3 Sprigs of thyme
  • 1 Stalks scallion Chopped
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 5 Pimento berries (Allspice)
  • ½ Scotch bonnet Seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 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 scald for 5-8 minute.
  • 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 on medium heat.
  • Stir in the mackerel, onion, garlic, dried pimento, scallion, scotch bonnet pepper and thyme.
  • Cook until coconut milk is reduced to oily custard sauce.


Mackerel run down is mostly eaten with hard food. 


Calories: 201kcal
Keyword Mackerel rundown recipe
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