Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ackee and Saltfish...a National Delight

This delicious and vibrant meal is Jamaica's national dish and is often referred to as Jamaica's version of North America's omlette.

2 cans of ackee
6 slices of bacon diced
1 onion diced
2 green onion diced
1 scotch bonnet pepper chopped
2 branches of fresh thyme
2 cups saltfish (boiled down)
2 tbsp oil for frying
Salt and pepper to taste

  • Put oil in a non stick pan or pot and add onion, pepper and green onion and saute over medium heat.
  • Slice bacon into 1/2" pieces. Fry separately, drain on paper towel.
  • Add ackee and bacon and mix around.
    Then, add tyme, cover, reduce heat to low-medium and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Then, add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy.
Can be served with sliced avacado and Festival.

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