Ackee And Saltfish Jamaica’s National Dish


How to make Jamaican ackee and saltfish. Ackee is a native fruit of Jamaica. You are sure to find an ackee tree in the back yard of every home. This fruit takes on the role of meat when cooked. Ackee can be served with all meats and is just perfect even when eaten by itself.


When ackee is combined with salt fish hmmm, it becomes the national dish of Jamaica and is one of the most talked-about dishes in Jamaica. Here is how to make Jamaican ackee and saltfish.


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How to make Jamaican ackee and saltfish
Ackee and saltfish


1. canned ackee

1/4 lb salt fish (soaked)

2. Tablespoon Olive oil

1. medium onion (diced)

1. Small bell pepper (diced)

1. Peg garlic (chopped)

1. Scotch bonnet pepper

   Black pepper


Cooking Time: 20 min



Soak the saltfish in water overnight to extract the salt.

  1. Place the saltfish in a bowl with cool water
  2. Break in small pieces and pick out the bones
  3. Heat the olive oil and add the onions, a bit of scotch bonnet pepper, bell pepper, and garlic
  4. Stir until the smell rises
  5. Add the salt fish and stir again
  6. Now, add the ackee and fold in so that the saltfish is evenly mixed in.
  7. Remove from the heat


Serving: Warm

Roasted breadfruit, fried breadfruit, rice and peas, slices of bread, or fried dumplings.


Since you like this dish would you like to know how to make the perfect side dishes that go well with ackee and saltfish? Here are 20 of the most delicious Jamaican meal ideas.