Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Karen's Ackee and Salt fish

Traditional Jamaican Breakfast.
Ackee and Saltfish.

We were lucky enough for Karen our fabulous massage therapist friend, to make us Ackee and saltfish during our trip to our cabin in Maine.
She brought all the ingredients from Brooklyn all the way to Maine for this fabulous breakfast.

For those who are not familiar with this dish, please refer to the link above.

Slicing the saltfish on the bias after its been soaked in water over night and rinsed.

Ackee, its hard to find but they are available in some Korean deli's and Caribbean stores in Brooklyn. Or, on line.


1 med package of saltfish
1 can of Ackee drained.
3 Tbsp of vegetable oil.
1/2 onion diced
1 tomato diced
1 red or orange pepper diced
1 habanero pepper diced.
(Careful dicing this, it is one of the spiciest pepper in the world)
Salt and pepper to taste.

Soak the saltfish over night in water.
Rinse twice to get the salt flavor out.
Squeeze as much water out as possible.
Slice the fish against the grain.
Heat the oil and add onion, pepper and habanero till tender.
Add saltfish and saute for 3 to 5 minuets.
Gently fold in Ackee till heated through.
Add tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with biscuits.

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