It’s a dish steeped in tradition.

Popular in many Caribbean countries, rundown is a hearty and healthy stew that is considered part of Cayman’s cultural character.

“It is one of my favourite dishes,” says Rose May Ebanks, a West Bay native famous for her fried fish and fritters, and other local dishes. “I was raised on turtle and fish and conch.”

She recalls her mother cooking the spicy dish on the outdoor kitchen – called a caboose – in her early days growing up in Grand Cayman.

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