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Ackee and Saltfish cooking on stove

Jamaican Ackee And Saltfish Recipe

Ackee and saltfish can be served for served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This is perhaps the most versatile of all Jamaican dishes.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 30kcal
Author https://myjamaicanrecipes.com/


  • 1/2 lb saltfish (codfish)
  • 1 can ackee (drained)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil can be substituted with olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 whole scotch bonnet pepper (chopped and de-seeded) optional if you dont like hot peppers
  • 1 whole tomato sliced in half moon slices
  • 1 whole yellow onion sliced in half moon slices
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme (dried) can be substituted with 1 tsp bottled thyme
  • 1 whole green pepper chopped


  • Soak the saltfish in cold water for about 1 ½ hr, then place in a medium-sized saucepan filled with water and boil for about ½ hr. Remove the saltfish from the saucepan, then remove all bones and break the saltfish into flakes.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable or olive oil to a medium-sized frying pan and let hear for about 3 minutes until hot. Add your, saltfish, chopped onions. garlic, scotch bonnet pepper, and green pepper to the heated oil, and sauté for approx. 8 minutes over a medium flame.
  • Add your drained ackee and 1 tablespoon of black pepper, tomato and your thyme to the frying pan and let cook for approximately 15 minutes over a medium flame.
    Ackee and Saltfish cooking on stove


  1. Served with boiled green bananas and boiled or fried dumplings. To reduce sodium, boil salt fish (codfish) until salt dissipates.
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Serving: 01 | Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg