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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.


  • 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



  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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