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    Saltfish and Ackee

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    40 mins

    30 mins

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    Romi224's Note:

    The Jamaican national dish. It's a breakfast dish, however, I like to eat it with rice for lunch or dinner. Enjoy!

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    Serves: 2



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    1. 1
      Soak fish overnight, changing the water several times, or boil it for 30 minutes to an hour in order to reduce the saltiness of the fish. You may take a taste test afterward to make sure the fish is not too salty.
    2. 2
      Rinse the fish and flake it into small bites.
    3. 3
      Put oil in a frying pan, heat and add onions, thyme, garlic and the scotch bonnet pepper slices (Note: Scotch bonnet peppers are very spicy so you may need to adjust the amount. Also, green scotch bonnets are milder than the red ones). Stir for 2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add fish and stir for 2 minutes.
    5. 5
      Drain ackee, stir into pan taking care not to crush it or break it apart too much.
    6. 6
      Stir in tomatoes and cook a little longer till they are soft.
    7. 7
      Take a taste test. Sprinkle with pepper and add salt if needed.
    8. 8
      Serve alone, or with white rice.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 12, 2011


      This was a regular Sunday breakfast when I was a kid. We didn't have tomatoes in it, so that's why I made it without. Brought back wonderful food memories, and it was exactly how I remembered. Thanks Romi.

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    Nutritional Facts for Saltfish and Ackee

    Serving Size: 1 (300 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 681.9
    Calories from Fat 334
    Total Fat 37.2 g
    Saturated Fat 4.9 g
    Cholesterol 172.6 mg
    Sodium 7993.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 6.5 g
    Protein 73.6 g

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