Ackee and Salt Fish is a very famous and traditional Jamaican dish. It’s a great crowd-pleaser, very colourful and tastes fantastic. Serves 6.


450g Salt cod

1 Lemon

1oz Butter

2 tbsp Olive oil

1 Onion minced

2 Garlic cloves minced

8oz Tomatoes skinned & chopped

1 Small scotch bonnet pepper, de seeded and chopped

1 tbsp Freshly chopped thyme

4 Spring onions chopped

¼ tsp Black pepper

1 Can Ackee, drained


  1. Place cod in a bowl of cold water in juice of lemon and soak for 24 hours. Change water & lemon 2-3 times to remove saltiness.
  2. After 24 hours, remove and drain water. Place in a bowl, add boiling water and leave to steep for 15 minutes.
  3. Drain, remove, skin and de-bone the fish, then flake.
  4. In a saucepan, place oil and butter on a medium heat, gently sauté onions and garlic for 5 minutes without browning.
  5. Add tomatoes, scotch bonnet peppers and continue to sauté for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Add salt fish, thyme, spring onions and simmer for 5 minutes and adjust seasoning.
  7. Add drained ackee and allow this to warm through, but not boil. Then serve with fried dumplings.

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