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Ackee & Saltfish Recipe: The National Dish of Jamaica

The Ackee & Saltfish Recipe, known as The National Dish of Jamaica is as diverse as the culture from where it came. Prepare in the morning for breakfast or with light provisions for lunch, or serve elegant for the evening dinner. As Jamaicans would say ‘Di Dish wicked Mon!!!!’


Est. time: 1.5 h Yield: 8
  • 1/2 lb CEG Salted Cod Bits
  • 1 can JCS Ackee (19 oz)
  • 1/2 large onion chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 stalk escallion chopped
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • JCS Black Pepper to taste


  • Soak CEG Cod bits for at least 30-40 min. For best results, soak them overnight.
  • Place cod bits in fresh cold water, bring to a boil, drain, repeat, and set aside.
  • Saute onions, tomatoes, and escallion.
  • Add flaked cod bits to mixture. Saute briefly for flavors to blend.
  • Drain ackees and stir into saute mixture. Simmer for 5 min.
  • Season with black pepper to taste.
  • Dish is Photographed above as being served with Fried Dumplings.

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