Ackee and Saltfish Recipe

Ackee and Saltfish Recipe


  • 1/2 lb. Saltfish (codfish) 
  •  1 can of ackee 
  • 1 large onion 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 2 sprigs thyme 
  • 2 crushed garlic or 2 teaspoons garlic powder 
  • 3 slices hot scotch bonnet pepper 
  • 1 small red sweet pepper 
  • 1 small tomato 
  • cooking oil 



STEP 1 Soak saltfish in water to remove some of the salt or boil in water for 5-7 minutes. 

STEP 2 Clean the ackee. Remove the seeds and all traces of interior red pit from the ackees. 

STEP 3 Wash ackees five times 

STEP 4 Cover and boil until moderately soft. 

STEP 5 Drain, cover, and put aside. 

STEP 6 Pick up (flake) the saltfish and remove all bones. 

STEP 7 Sauté thinly sliced onions and sweet pepper rings. 

STEP 8 Cut up the tomato 

STEP 9 Remove half of the fried onions and peppers 

STEP 10 Add saltfish and the ackees, and turn the fire/stove up slightly. 

STEP 11 Add black pepper 

STEP 12 Pour into serving plate and garnish with remaining onions and pepper slices 

STEP 13 Serve with boiled yellow yam, fried or roasted breadfruit, boiled or fried dumplings, boiled green bananas and fried plantain. 

Source – My Recipes