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Ackee and Saltfish

Learn how to make Jamaica's national dish.


Drain the salt cod and discard the water. If the fish is too salty, then boil in water for 20 minutes.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onions, spring onions and scotch bonnet pepper until the onion is transparent.
Add the salt fish and fry, stirring constantly for around 3 minutes.
Add tomatoes, garlic, thyme and ackee.
Toss very lightly, trying not to break up the ackees. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Ackee Saltfish

25 minutes N/A


5 user comments on this recipe.

Posted by Lee
01/07/2010 13:35:34
A very tasty dish thats quick and easy to prepare.
Posted by Laurence Wilson
30/11/2010 22:11:55
My absolute favourite dish............ born here, London, parents from Jamaica, but I find the scotch bonnet a little too hot, Im a bit of a weak heart when it comes to pepper so I substitute with sweet peppers and black pepper and my kids will eat it as well, mmm fantastic............Larry
Posted by jay jones
13/12/2012 23:13:48
nice meal
Posted by Donna Barrie
04/01/2013 19:38:30
Always wanted to try saltfish but had no idea what to do with it until now that is, this is the perfect recipe for me to try it & to try ackee too as this is a new one on me too. Going to try it out on friends who i know will love it as Jamaica is their second home & thery rave about the gorgeous traditional food xx
Posted by Nancy Townsend
04/05/2013 17:59:23
Mmmmm. Always takes me back to breakfasts in Jamaica.

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