Saltfish and Ackee

Saltfish and Ackee created by Diana 2

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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  • 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.
  • Rinse the fish and flake it into small bites.
  • 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.
  • Add fish and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Drain ackee, stir into pan taking care not to crush it or break it apart too much.
  • Stir in tomatoes and cook a little longer till they are soft.
  • Take a taste test. Sprinkle with pepper and add salt if needed.
  • Serve alone, or with white rice.
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"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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  1. Diana 2
    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.
  2. Diana 2
    Saltfish and Ackee Created by Diana 2
  3. Romi224
    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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