Jamaican Run Down

June 10, 2022

An incredible flavorful fish stew cooked in coconut milk, tomato, onions, garlic and other seasonings. Pair with dumplings, boiled bananas or rice for one amazing taste sensation.


jamaican run down
  • 1 can Grace Coconut Milk (Buy Now)
  • ¾ teaspoon or more Grace Caribbean Traditions Fish Seasoning (Buy Now)
  • 1½ -2 pound red snapper fillet /mackerel or any fatty fish)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ medium onion diced
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic or ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1-2 tomatoes with its juice
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon white or black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 whole scotch bonnet pepper optional
  • Salt to taste.


              • Cut fish in large chunks, rinsed and set aside.
              • In a large or large skillet heat oil over medium heat, until hot, and then add garlic, onions, bay leaf, thyme, whole scotch bonnet pepper and stir for about a minute.
              • Throw in tomatoes, paprika followed by coconut milk, white/black pepper and salt
              • Bring to a boil and let it simmer for about 4-5minutes. Then add fish, continue cooking for about 7 minutes or more until fish is fully cooked and reached desired doneness and texture. Adjust sauce thickness and seasonings, if desired according to preference. Add parsley Simmer for a minute or two. Remove from heat, toss out bay leaf and serve warm
              • Enjoy
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