Jamaican Ackee & Saltfish

Ingredients:

  • Salt fish/ Cod Fish
  • 1 can of Double Deuce Ackee
  • One half onion diced
  • One plum tomato diced
  • Sprinkle salt
  • Sprinkle black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon of cooking oil or more

 

Cooking the saltfish

  1. Soak the saltfish in cold water for 1 hour to 2 hours in order to help remove some of the salt. Salt fish has a very salty taste.
  2. Put salt fish with cold water on stovetop to cook.
  3. You will know when the saltfish is cooked because it will break apart easy.
  4. Drain the water from the saltfish.  You can run cold water on the fish to cool it because it will be hot. Put the fish on a plate, remove the bone from the center of the fish and break into pieces.

 

Cooking the Ackee

Ackee

  • Drain the water from the can of Ackee.
  • Boil a pot of water then add the Ackee to it.
  • Cook for 5 minutes until soft. Do not overcook.
  • Use strainer to drain the water off the Ackee.
  • Heat frying pan on the stovetop until hot – add  2 tablespoon of cooking oil.
  • Sauté onion and ripe tomatoes
  • Add  saltfish
  • Set aside the onion, tomatoes and saltfish on one side of the pot, on the other side, add Ackee then gently stir.
  • Sprinkle black pepper and sprinkle the salt ( option)
  • Cook for 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Serve with rice and fried dumplings or cooked foods. Please be careful when eating the saltfish because small bones can still be in the fish.

 

I can’t be a pessimist because I’m alive. To be a pessimist means that you have agreed that human life is an academic matter, so I’m forced to be an optimist. I’m forced to believe that we can survive whatever we must survive. But the future of the Negro in this country is precisely as bright or as dark as the future of the country. It is entirely up to the American people and our representatives-it is entirely up to the American people whether or not they are going to face, and deal with, and embrace this stranger whom they maligned so long”. Please check out my blog for a Jamaican Ackee and Saltfish recipe. My blog link is in my bio. Thanks. I cannot be a pessimist because I believe we were created by God for a higher calling, but not just to work and die. Nowadays the world is filled with so much negativity; lets us focus on the good and the good we can do.

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