Taste of the Caymans

rundownCayman Fish Rundown (Stew)

  • 3-4 lbs white fish (such as turbot)
  • 6-8 cups of coconut milk (store bought or homemade)
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2-3 Cayman limes
  • 2 hot peppers or 3-4 season peppers
  • Thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb cassava
  • 1 lb sweet potato or yellow yam
  • 1 lb breadfruit
  • 3 green bananas
  • Cornmeal dumplings (store bought or homemade)

Cut fish into pieces. Clean the fish very well with limes and water. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. Peel, wash and cut all of the breadkind (cassava, sweet potato, breadfruit and bananas). Put coconut milk in a pot and heat until it breaks oil. Add onion, thyme, salt, pepper and whole hot peppers to the pot with the breadkind and bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 20–30 minutes or until the vegetables are almost cooked through. Add the fish and dumplings to the top of the rundown and allow to cook for another 15 minutes or until the fish is cooked through.

Photo courtesy of caribeaches.com