|Dip and Fall Back|
If yuh know bout ole time Jamaica, yuh must know bout "Dip and Fall Back". Di younger generation will know it as di good ole 'Run Dung'.
When yuh boil down di coconut milk with seasoning to di point it turn custard and yuh add the salt fish - shad, cod or mackerel yuh haffi dip and fall back.
'Dip and Fall Back' got its name because the dish was served in a bowl in the middle of the table in which one dipped starchy food (yam, boiled green banana, breadfruit etc) before 'falling back' and allowing another person to dip.
This dish probably gained prominance from a folk song composed during the second world war of the same name. One verse of the song:
'An if the war should come ya
An bomb begin to drop
I woulda face a tank or a long range gun
fe me dip and fall back.'
The final verse quotes 'Mass John who says:
Take me land
Take me mule and take me dray
Take me married wife and me three sweetheart away
Take away my house, and take me burial spot
But don't skylarkm I will bus' yu head
Fe me dip and fall back
Mackerel Run Dung
1. Chop seasonings except the scotch bonnet pepper and set aside.
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