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Monday, November 26, 2007

Mackerel Run Down

2lb salted mackerel
1 tin of coconut milk (or make your own fresh)
1 cup water
1 onion
3 scallion
2 tomatoes
A few sprigs of thyme (about 4 or 5)
3 garlic cloves
vinegar, black pepper and salt to taste (generally about 1 or 2 teaspoons of each)

  • Soak mackerel in water overnight, changing water regularly
  • Boil the mackerel for 15 minutes then allow to cool
  • Remove the mackerel heads (optional) and bones then cut the fish in to small pieces
  • Chop the onion, scallion, tomato and garlic
  • Combine the coconut milk and water in a saucepan, bring to the boil then turn the heat down to simmer.
  • Add mackerel then simmer for 15 minutes
  • Add onion, scallion, tomato, garlic and thyme, cook for 10 minutes more.
    If sauce is still watery, mix 1 tablespoon of flour in 1/4 cup of water and stir in to the mixture.
  • Serve with boiled green bananas and dumplings

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