Ackee and Saltfish

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceThe Real Taste of Jamaica
Prep time15 minutes
RegionJamaica

Description

Ackee and SaltfishThis uniquely Jamaican dish uses ackee, a tree fruit that is not uncommon in the islands, but that is cultivated for food only in Jamaica.

The ackee fruit is rare and expensive in New England markets. I got two cans for $9.99 each at Compare Foods Supermarket in Worcester, but I had to ask for it at the customer service counter.

Ingredients

16ozSalt Cod (freshened)
1eaOnion (chopped)
3eaplum tomatoes (diced)
1eaScallions (sliced)
1Toil
2eacanned ackees
1eaavocado (sliced into wedges)

Instructions

  1. Freshen the salt cod in fresh water until the water no longer tastes salty.
  2. Put the fish in fresh water and bring to a boil. Simmer for five minutes.
  3. Remove fish from heat, drain, and flake into a bowl.
  4. Saute the onions in oil until soft and translucent.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for five minutes.
  6. Garnish with sliced avocado and serve hot.
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