Ackee and Saltfish


  • 1/2 lb. Saltfish (codfish)
  • 1 dozen ackee
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 slices hot Scotch bonnet pepper|Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • 1 small red sweet pepper
  • cooking oil


  1. Soak Saltfish in warm water to taste.
  2. After soaking saltfish (codfish), place it in cold water and boil.
  3. Clean the ackee. Remove the seeds and all traces of interior red pit from the ackees.
  4. Wash ackees five times
  5. Cover and boil until moderately soft.
  6. Drain, cover, and put aside.
  7. Pick up (flake) the saltfish and remove all bones.
  8. Sauté thinly sliced onions and sweet pepper rings.
  9. Remove half of the fried onions and peppers
  10. Add saltfish and the ackees, and turn the fire/stove up slightly.
  11. Add black pepper
  12. Pour in to serving plate and garnish with remaining onions and pepper slices.
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