Ackee and Saltfish
About the Dish:
Ackee and Saltfish is a traditional Jamaican dish that is popular for breakfast or brunch. The dish consists of ackee, a tropical fruit native to West Africa, and salted codfish. The ackee fruit is cooked until tender and then sautéed with salted codfish and various seasonings. The combination of flavors is rich and savory, making it a delicious and filling meal.
|Salted codfish||1 lb|
|Ackee fruit||2 cups|
|Bell pepper||1 medium|
|Scotch bonnet pepper||1|
|Black pepper||1/2 tsp|
- Step 1: Soak the salted codfish in water overnight to remove excess salt. Rinse the codfish, then boil it in fresh water for about 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and flake the codfish.
- Step 2: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion, bell pepper, and tomato to the skillet. Sauté until the vegetables are tender.
- Step 3: Add the flaked codfish, ackee fruit, thyme, black pepper, and scotch bonnet pepper to the skillet. Gently stir everything together, taking care not to break up the ackee fruit too much. Cook for another 5-7 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined.
- Step 4: Serve the Ackee and Saltfish hot with boiled green bananas, boiled dumplings, or fried plantains.