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  rondón - traditional dish of San Andrés
by mircaskirca

Rondón is a rich, delicious traditional dish, very popular throughout the archipelago. The vast variety of seafood available to the people of San Andrés in combination with the foods they cultivate on their land, keep them well fed. In the past, preparing a meal rarely involved visit of the shop. It was simply a matter of 'running down' the ingredients in the bush, in the sea, or on the farm. They put everything together in one pot, simmered it in coconut milk, and called it 'rundown'. The name rondón is the creole pronunciation of 'run down'.

The recipe varies depending on what ingredients one can gather together that day. But it is usually prepared with fish, conch, yucca, breadfruit, yam, plantain and dumpling, cooked in coconut milk. Rondón can be made in the kitchen or on the beach and it is best served about 20 minutes after taking it off the heat. Oh, sooo delicious!!

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  • Updated May 23, 2009
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