Mackerel Run Down - salted mackerel, what we call pickled mackerel in Jamaica, cooked in coconut milk - is another all time favourite Jamaican dish, and it is great served with a choice of Roast Breadfruit, Green Bananas, Johnny Cakes, Festival, Bammy, Yam or Hard Dough Bread, and and accompanied by Avocado, fried ripe plantain and callaloo.
It is commonly eaten for Breakfast or Brunch, but is good at any time of the day, and it is very quick and easy to make.
You can serve Mackerel Run Down with any thing you wish ... my preference is a very ripe Roast Bread fruit, Avocado, fried ripe plantain and callaloo.
If you can't find salt mackerel where you are, buy some fresh mackerel, fillet it, sprinkle with salt and lime or lemon, and leave overnight in the fridge. Next day the mackerel will already look cooked ... rinse and cut the fillets in to bite-sized pieces.
Add stir-fried ingredients, fish and coconut milk to a frying pan and simmer for about 10 minutes until hot right through.
This will be an equally delicious and close substitute for the real thing.
Enjoy your Mackerel Run Down ... and "Give Thanks".