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Run Down (Salt Catfish and Tomatoes)

Type: Fish
Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 lb 454g / 16ozMackerel fillets - or shad
1/4 cup 59mlLime juice
3 cups 711mlMilk - coconut
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozOnions - chopped fine (large)
2   Garlic cloves
1 tablespoon 15mlPepper - hot, red, chopped
1 lb 454g / 16ozTomatoes; peeled - chopped
  Pepper - ground
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlThyme
1 tablespoon 15mlVinegar - malt

Recipe Instructions

Pour the lime juice over the fish and set aside. Cook the coconut milk in a frying pan until it is oily. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is tender. Add the hot pepper, tomatoes, salt, paper, thyme and vinegar. Stir and cook very gently for 10 minutes.

Drain fish, add, and cook until the fish is tender, about 10 minutes. Serve hot with boiled bananas. Run down can also be used as a stuffing for breadfruit. Salt codfish or rock lobster tails can be used instead of shad or mackerel.

Laurie Colwin's "More Home Cooking"


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