Ackee And Saltfish


  • 2 tbsp oil, for frying

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 red pepper, seeds removed, chopped

  • 1 green pepper, seeds removed, chopped

  • 1 scotch bonnet chilli, seeds removed, chopped

  • 450g/1lb salt cod, soaked in water overnight (water changed several times)

  • 450g/1lb canned ackee, drained

  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

  • pinch black pepper

For the callaloo
  • 100g/3½oz butter

  • 400g/14oz callaloo (substitute with fresh spinach leaves if unavailable)

  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 tomatoes, seeds removed, chopped

To serve
  • ready-made hot Jamaican sauce, to serve

  • 3 tomatoes, roughly chopped


Recipe Uses 2 Tbsp Oil, For Frying, 1 Onion, Finely Chopped, 1 Red Pepper, Seeds Removed, Chopped, 1 Green Pepper, Seeds Removed, Chopped , 1 Scotch...

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