Jamaican salt fish and ackee

Jamaican Ackee & Saltfish

Traditional Jamaican dish made of salt cod and ackee fruit served with fried dumplings and callaloo.

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Cooking Time: 15 Mins

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Serves: 4

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Author: Paul Brighton


  1. 320g can of saltfish, drained
  2. 540g can of ackee, drained
  3. 1 large onion, chopped
  4. 1 large green pepper, thin strips
  5. 1 medium tomato, chopped
  6. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  7. 1 scotch bonnet pepper, chopped finely
  8. 2 spring onions, chopped
  9. 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  10. Salt and pepper to taste

To serve:

  1. Jamaican Fried Dumplings
  2. Callaloo


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat and fry the onion, garlic, scotch bonnet and green pepper for about 5 minutes until tender.
  2. Add the tomatoes and spring onion and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Add the saltfish and ackee, cook for a further 3 minutes then season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  4. Serve immediately with Jamaican Fried Dumplings and Callaloo.