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Jamaican Ackee & Saltfish Recipe

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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

  • 1/2 lb Saltfish (Cod Fish)
  • 1 doz Ackee or 2 Tin Ackee
  • 1 medium Onion (Sliced)
  • 1 small Sweet Pepper (Sliced)
  • 1 medium tomato (Chopped)
  • 1 clove Garlic (Minced)
  • 3 slices Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • 2 stalk Escallion
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Pepper

Prep Time: 45mins.  Yield: 4

 

Method

  1. Soak saltfish in fresh water for 30mins. Remove from water and boil for 10mins.
  2. Clean Ackee. Remove the seed and clean the pit of all red pit from the fruit.
  3. Wash Ackee, then add to a pot to boil until tender.
  4. Drain Ackee and rest aside.
  5. Flake Saltfish and remove bones.
  6. Saute seasonings in a dutch pot or frying pan until translucent.
  7. Add flaked saltfish stir and put on medium heat for 4mins.
  8. Add Ackee, salt, and pepper to taste and stir until mixed evenly for 5 mins.
  9. Turn off the stove and serve a side of choice.

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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Jamaican Rice & Peas Recipe

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Rice & Peas is a very popular dish here in Jamaica. Most residents cook this on Sundays and on Wednesdays with a preferred side of protein. Otherwise known as the Jamaican Coat of Arms.

Served with: Jamaican Stew Chicken Recipe, Jamaican Curry Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 Cup Coconut milk (Grated or Blend Coconut for best results)
  • 1 Stalk Escallion
  • 1 Sprig Thyme
  • 1 Green Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2lbs Rice
  • Water
  • Pimento

Prep Time: 35mins- 1hr  Yield:4-6

Jamaican Rice & Peas

Method

  1. Add 2 Cups of water into a cast iron pot, add peas, pimento garlic, and cover pot to boil over high heat.
  2. Boil until peas are 3\4 way cooked if not repeat the process of adding 2 more cups of water and cover pot until peas are 3/4 way cooked.
  3. After the peas are cooked you add crushed escallion, thyme, and scotch bonnet pepper to the boil until peas are fully cooked.
  4. The water should boil until it’s reduced to 1 cup of water.
  5. Add coconut milk, butter, and salt and boil for 10 mins.
  6. Wash your rice and pour into pot stir with a fork, make sure the water level is 1 finger joint above the rice in the pot.
  7. Cover pot and lower heat to low flame and allow to steam.
  8. If the water is reduced and the rice is not cooked through, sprinkle 1/2 cup water to the rice and cover with plastic wrap or foil and cover for another 10 mins.
  9. Remove from heat and serve hot with your side of Protein.

 

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Jamaican Fry Dumpling Recipe

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Fried dumpling is a delicious side enjoyed nice and hot.

See recipes that pair well with fry dumpling: Jamaican Curry Chicken Recipe, Jamaican Stew Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 3 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Cooking Oil

Prep Time: 45min Yield: 10-12

 

Jamaican Fry Dumpling

 

Method

  1. Combine flour, salt, baking powder into a bowl.
  2. Blend butter into the flour with hands or mixer to arrive at a crumbly texture.
  3. Gradually add water to the mixture as you knead or mix the dough. You may not need all the water if the dough is too wet be sure to sprinkle flour until it reaches the desired consistency.
  4. Do not over mix or knead. The dough should have a smooth consistency.
  5. Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap for 15 mins.
  6. Pour oil into the frying pan to heat just enough to cover the rolled dumplings halfway.
  7. Remove plastic wrap and roll dough into medium balls and add to the frying pan.
  8. After adding the dumplings reduce heat to medium and, fry both sides until golden brown and dumplings are light and fluffy.
  9. Place on Paper towel to drain excess oil and serve hot.

 

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Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge Recipe

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Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge has been a household name for the longest time and is enjoyed by Jamaicans at breakfast time. Make this recipe and enjoy its tastiness.

See more recipes: Jamaican Stew Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Refined Cornmeal
  • 3 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1oz Sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Drops Vanilla Extract

Prep Time: 15-20 mins  Yield:4

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge Recipe

Method

  1. Add Cornmeal to a bowl and add enough water to cover the cornmeal.
  2. Use a fork to stir the cornmeal and the water so it moves freely in the bowl.
  3. Bring the 3 cups of water to boil then reduce heat to medium.
  4. Pour the cornmeal mixture into the pot of boiling water and stir with fork continuously for 5 mins.
  5. Stir in figure 8 to prevent cornmeal from forming lumps.
  6. Continue to stir but be careful as it should come to a boil and it will pop and burn. Be careful you can reduce heat as well as take the pot off and back on to reduce popping.
  7. Cover pot and allow porridge to cook for another 15 mins, stir occasionally.
  8. Turn the flame off and keep the pot on the hot burner.
  9. Add Vanilla extract, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Sugar and Condensed Milk to Sweeten. Sweeten to Taste.
  10. Serve hot in bowls and sprinkle Cinnamon.

Serve with National Water Crackers or Hardough Bread.

 

See more recipes : Jamaican Banana Bread Recipe

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