What is it:

Run down is a flavorful Jamaican fish stew. It is traditionally cooked in coconut milk, onions, garlic, and tomatoes until it develops a thick consistency. It is a traditional Jamaican food that many Jamaicans abroad cite as the one dish they miss most from home.


Run down is usually made with cod or mackerel, cooked into larger pieces. It is called run down because the fish is cooked until it is so tender it falls apart or runs down.


What to eat with:

Rice, dumplings or boiled bananas on the side.