Ackee and Saltfish

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a Starter or Side Dish
    • Difficulty


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Recipes from Brixton Village

By Miss South

Published 2014

  • About

Ackee and saltfish is regarded as the national dish of Jamaica. It’s often eaten for Sunday breakfast but is so delicious you can eat it any time. The ackee is a tree fruit related to the lychee, but is used as a vegetable. It has a light texture similar to scrambled eggs and works well with something solid and starchy. It is usually fairly easy to find tinned ackee in the UK.

Saltfish can be salt cod or salted pollock. You can use either, but, even if you use pollock, the dish is a