Lets kick off with Jamaica’s national dish – Ackee and saltfish recipe.
This is a delicious dish, simple to prepare and the recipe is easy to follow.
The ingredients you will need for this recipe are:
1lb salted fish
1 Tin of ackee
2 cloves garlic
1 large tomato – chopped
1 large onion – chopped
1 tablespoon of olive oil
3 sprigs of thyme
¼ finely chopped scotch bonnet pepper
½ red pepper – chopped
½ green pepper – chopped
½ yellow pepper -chopped
salt – to taste
freshly ground black pepper – to taste
Soak the saltfish overnight in a bowl of water. After soaking throw away the water. Add fresh water to a pan and boil the saltfish for 20 mins. Drain, de-bone and peel any skin that may remain on the fish.
Put the oil in the pan and add the onion, garlic, peppers, tomato and thyme. Fry on a very low heat for 15 mins, cover the pan if necessary.
Break the saltfish into small bite-sized pieces then drain the ackee, add both to the pan. Gently fold the ingredients together – the ackee is very delicate so try not to stir too much. Cover and cook for a further 10 mins. Serve with basmati rice and fried plantain.
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