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Salt fish run down (rundung)

Jamaican Saltfish Rundown (Rundung)

The sweet taste from the coconut makes this finger licking dish worth a try!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 245 kcal


  • 3 Cups Fresh coconut milk
  • 1 lb Saltfish/ salted cod
  • 1 Medium onion Chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic Crushed
  • 1 Bell pepper Chopped
  • 2 Stalk scallions chopped
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 5 Pimento berries (allspice)
  • ½ Scotch bonnet pepper Seed removed and finely chopped


  • Wash away the excess salt from the fish and soak the saltfish in cold water overnight.
  • Pour away the water and place the saltfish in a saucepan with fresh water and boil for 10 minutes.
  • Pour away the boiled water and wash the fish in cold water to cool it. Remove the fish skin and its bones. Break the saltfish into small pieces of fish flacks. Put aside.
  • Pour the fresh coconut milk in a saucepan on medium to high heat, and bring to a boil.
  • Add the bell pepper, onion, garlic, scallions, pimento, thyme and the saltfish flakes.
  • Cook until the coconut milk reduced to a custard like coconut oil.


Before the saltfish run down is fully cooked, taste the pot to see if you would like more salt. 


Calories: 245kcal
Keyword Saltfish Rundown
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