Ackee and saltfish

Ackee and Saltfish

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The national dish of jamaica so delicious and so simple to make. Thanks to the advancement in technology as it relates to food service, the beloved ackee can now be eaten right during the year as ackees are now being canned.


Native to West Africa and bought to Jamaica during the slave trades where it became the national fruit of our island.

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Prep Time6 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time26 mins

Ingredients

1 tin grace canned ackee
1 lb saltfish
2 tbsp Homemade green seasoning (recipe on the website)
1 tbsp cooking oil
Red, yellow and green sweet peppers
2 pinches fresh thyme
1 tbsp Black pepper
1 tsp Cumin powder
1 tsp fish spice
1 tsp all purpose powdered spice
1 fresh scallion

Directions

1

Start this awesome meal by boiling the salt-fish for ten minutes to reduce the level of salt.
Rinse, take the skin off,take the bones out , shed the salt-fish in small pieces and set aside.

2

Handle canned ackee with extreme caution use a tin opener to open the tin,remove the the ackees from the water in the tin..
Carefully boil ackees with clean water for about three minutes ensure that they are not broken,
drain ackee and set aside.

Get the fresh vegetables ready by thinly slicing.

3

In a frying pan, heat oil and add the fresh vegetables.
Allow vegetables to saute for about 3 minutes.
After vegetables have been sauteed add the salt-fish and further allow to sauteed for about 5 minutes.
You will need to add 1/4 cups of water at this point and allow to simmer for five minutes.
After five minutes, slowly add ackee and stir carefully, only twice to incorporate all the ingredients evenly among each other, cover pan and allow to simmer for 5 more minutes.

4

After fifteen minutes of simmering this awesome meal is ready,
So versatile can be eaten for breakfast lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

 1 tin grace canned ackee
 1 lb saltfish
 2 tbsp Homemade green seasoning (recipe on the website)
 1 tbsp cooking oil
 Red, yellow and green sweet peppers
 2 pinches fresh thyme
 1 tbsp Black pepper
 1 tsp Cumin powder
 1 tsp fish spice
 1 tsp all purpose powdered spice
 1 fresh scallion

Directions

1

Start this awesome meal by boiling the salt-fish for ten minutes to reduce the level of salt.
Rinse, take the skin off,take the bones out , shed the salt-fish in small pieces and set aside.

2

Handle canned ackee with extreme caution use a tin opener to open the tin,remove the the ackees from the water in the tin..
Carefully boil ackees with clean water for about three minutes ensure that they are not broken,
drain ackee and set aside.

Get the fresh vegetables ready by thinly slicing.

3

In a frying pan, heat oil and add the fresh vegetables.
Allow vegetables to saute for about 3 minutes.
After vegetables have been sauteed add the salt-fish and further allow to sauteed for about 5 minutes.
You will need to add 1/4 cups of water at this point and allow to simmer for five minutes.
After five minutes, slowly add ackee and stir carefully, only twice to incorporate all the ingredients evenly among each other, cover pan and allow to simmer for 5 more minutes.

4

After fifteen minutes of simmering this awesome meal is ready,
So versatile can be eaten for breakfast lunch or dinner.

Ackee and saltfish