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Jamaican Ackee and  Saltfish    HT  MC   West Indian   40mins plus soaking


Serves 4    Hot   fish   Main Course  Gluten Wheat Dairy free  Eggless Jamaica  Caribbean



225g/8oz  Saltfish (salted Cod), pre-soaked in hot water until soft

12 Ackees (tinned)

1 small Onion, thinly sliced 

1 teasp Black Pepper 

3 slices Scotch Bonnet Pepper 

1 Red Capsicum (sweet pepper), thinly sliced

Vegetable oil




1. Place the softened saltfish in a large saucepan , cover with cold water, bring to the boil and cook for about 20 minutes.  


2. Drain the cooked fish,  remove the bones and skin and flake the flesh. Set aside.


3. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the  onions and capsicums and sauté over a low-medium heat until soft and transparent.


4.  Remove half of the fried onions and peppers from the pan and keep warm.


5. Add the flaked fish, ackees and black pepper to the pan and mix well.


5. Increase the heat to medium-hot and cook, stirring from time to time until heated through, about 10 minutes. 


6. To serve - transfer the fish mixture to a warmed serving plate and garnish with remaining onions and pepper slices. Serve immediately.



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