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Ackee and Salt Fish

  • Author: Meghan Telpner
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4


A savoury and delicious breakfast recipe.


  • 1/2 lb. Saltfish (usually preserved/salted cod)
  • 1 dozen ackees
  • 23 Tbsp coconut or olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • pinch of thyme
  • 1 small red sweet pepper, chopped


  1. Soak saltfish in water for a few hours to remove some of the salt, Rinse thoroughly.
  2. Clean the ackee. Remove the seeds and all traces of interior red pit from the ackees. Wash ackee fruits thoroughly (rinsing several times).
  3. Place ackee in pot of water and boil for 30 minutes. Drain, cover, and put aside.
  4. Remove any bones from the fish.
  5. In a small pot or frying pan, sauté chopped onions, garlic, thyme and sweet peppers in the oil.
  6. Remove half of the fried onions and peppers.
  7. Add saltfish and the ackees.
  8. Sauté together for 6-8 minutes.
  9. Serve as a side dish, on toast, in a wrap, or over salad.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Side Dish

Keywords: salt fish, ackee fruit, ackee and saltfish, ackee fruit and saltfish