Jamaican Ackee & Saltfish Recipe

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  • -4Servings+
  • 15 mPrep Time
  • 35 mCook Time
  • 50 mReady In
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Jamaican Ackee & Saltfish is the national dish of Jamaica.  This dish is usually enjoyed for breakfast but it is a great dish for any time of the day.

Ingredients

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Step by step method

  • Step 1

    Soak saltfish in fresh water for 30mins. Remove from water and boil for 10mins.

  • Step 2

    Clean Ackee. Remove the seed and clean the pit of all red pit from the fruit.

  • Step 3

    Wash Ackee, then add to a pot to boil until tender.

  • Step 4

    Drain Ackee and rest aside.

  • Step 5

    Flake Saltfish and remove bones.

  • Step 6

    Saute seasonings in a dutch pot or frying pan until translucent.

  • Step 7

    Add flaked saltfish stir and put on medium heat for 4mins.

  • Step 8

    Add Ackee, salt, and pepper to taste and stir until mixed evenly for 5 mins.

  • Step 9

    Turn off the stove and serve a side of choice.

Tips & variations

  • Ackee is very versatile it can be served with just about anything. Can be served with: Fried Dumplings, Boiled Food, White Rice, Rice & Reas, Festivals, Roast or Fried breadfruit among other sides.

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