December 11, 2020
Enjoy an authentic taste of Jamaica with this simple Ackee and Saltfish recipe with a great blend of flavors and textures. Saltfish can be omitted for a vegan meal. Very light, refreshing and tasty.



  • 1 can JCS Ackee in brine, drained
  • 1/2 pound saltfish
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 yellow sweet pepper, chopped 
  • 1/4 green sweet pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 red sweet pepper, chopped 
  • 1/2 scotch bonnet pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 stalks escallion, chopped


    • Put saltfish to soak in cold water for about 1 hour.
    • Pour off water; add fresh water and cook for 10 minutes to remove salt.
    • Pour off water: add fresh water and cook a second time if necessary.
    • De-bone and flake saltfish
    • Heat vegetable oil and sauté onion, escallion, tomato, scotch bonnet pepper and sweet peppers. Add flaked saltfish and cook for approximately 3 minutes.
    • Add JCS Ackee and ground black pepper.
    • Toss lightly; cover and allow to stand over low heat for about 2 minutes.
    • Prep time: 5 min

    • Cook Time: 15
    • Total time: 20min

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