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Ackee and Saltfish recipe

Ingredients

You will need the following ingredients to prepare enough ackee and saltfish for 4 people:-

Ackee and Saltfish - Ingredients 1/2 lb Saltfish (dried, salted codfish)
 12 fresh ackees or 1 (drained) can of tinned ackees
 1 medium onion
 1/2 tsp black pepper
 3 tbsp of butter
 1/2 a hot chilli pepper (ideally Scotch Bonnet)
 1 sweet pepper
 1 chopped tomato
 1 sprig fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme


Optional ingredients:-
2 cloves of garlic
4 Scallion (or spring onions)
6 Slices of bacon

Preparation

Ackee and Saltfish - Soaking the fish Cover the saltfish in cold water. Let soak overnight (minimum 8 hours) changing the water several times (this removes most of the salt)









Ackee and Saltfish - Cooking the fish Bring a pan of cold water to the boil and gently simmer the fish for 20 minutes (until the fish is tender).









Ackee and Saltfish - Chopping the ingredients Chop the onion, sweet pepper, chilli pepper and tomato.










Ackee and Saltfish - Preparing the fish Remove the fish from water and allow to cool.
 Remove all of bones and skin then flake the flesh of the fish.









Cooking

Ackee and Saltfish - Frying - stage 1 Melt the butter in a frying pan and stir fry the onion, black pepper, sweet pepper, chilli and thyme for about 3 minutes.









Ackee and Saltfish - Frying - stage 2 Add the tomatoes and flaked fish and stir-fry for another 10 minutes










Ackee and Saltfish - Frying - stage 3 Add the Ackee and cook until hot throughout. Stir gently to avoid breaking-up the Ackee










Serving

Ackee and Saltfish - Serving Serve with yam, green banana, fried dumplings and Irish potato











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