Ackee with Christmas Ham

December 24, 2021

This is a delicious breakfast recipe using the Jamaican national fruit which is the Ackee and pairing it with Christmas Ham. Ackees are so versatile that can be used with a host of things to make a very delicious dish. Top this dish off by serving up with some hot fried dumplings.


ackee with christmas ham
  • 1/4 tsp Ocho Rios Allspice Pimento seeds (Buy Now)
  • 1 can Jamaican Country Style Ackee (Buy Now)
  • 1/2 cup Smoked Picnic Ham (diced)
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut or vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp. green scotch bonnet pepper (finely sliced)
  • 1 tsp salt to taste
  • 2 small tomatoes (chopped)
  • Escallion for garnish (sliced)
  • 1 tsp. black pepper to taste
  • 5 sprigs thyme



        • Heat a large skillet. Add oil and heat up.
        • Throw in the onion and sauté until slightly brown.
        • Add garlic, scotch bonnet pepper, and ham and sauté.
        • Fold drained ackees, leave to heat through for 3 minutes.
        • Add tomato.
        • Add escallion
        • Add thyme, salt and black pepper to taste
        • Serve immediately with freshly made crispy fried dumplings/Johnny cakes.
        • Enjoy
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