Michael’s Salfish and Ackee

Coffee and Vanilla


300g skinless and boneless saltfish / salt fish (soaked overnight or at least 8 hours, rinsed, drained and flaked or chopped)
1 tin (540g) of ackee (drained)
2 onions (chopped)
2 tbs unsalted butter to fry
2-3 spring onions (chopped)
few cloves or garlic (chopped) – optional
3 quite large tomatoes (coarsely cubed)
2 tbs black peppercorns (cracked with mortar & pestle)
about 5 tbs coconut milk powder or some creamed coconut

cooked rice to serve


In a pot or wok fry on butter onions and optionally garlic. Then add tomatoes and continue cooking until they get soft. Add also flaked fish, chopped spring onions, season to taste with freshly cracked pepper and coconut milk, cook few minutes more. Add a little bit of water if needed.
At the end stir in drained ackee and share to the plates with rice on the side.

Serve 4 people.

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Thank you sooo much for that! I feel honoured :)
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Your thoughts…

  1. I’ve never heard of ackee before but your dish looks delish.

  2. I had ackee only in Jamaica before, and now from the tin, it was mashed a little bit, that is why it look watery… but tasted still same good.

  3. me neither helen. but margot this dish looks fabulous. want to try it out. is it available from near by grocers??

  4. It is available in most Caribbean grocery shops.

  5. What is ackee? This looks like a great fish stew.

  6. Akee is a fruit, very meaty, not sweet… melting in mouth like ripe avocado. I wish I had some fresh one to write about it and post photos, but you can see it here:

  7. I had ackee in Jamaica as well, and liked then. Anyway, your salt fish dish looks very yummie, I can imagine it over white rice…yum yum. Did you use the cod salted fish? By the way, thank you so much for visiting my site.

  8. I’m not sure if it was cod this time, but yes, most of the time it is cod, dry, salted… skinless and boneless is the best, less work ;)

  9. Hello Margot,

    Thanks for mentioning my blog in the list of new blogs. BTW I love me some saltfish, but I’ve never tried ackee.

  10. Margot – thanks so much for this, been awhile since I’ve done the award link chaining, I will reciprocate as yours is one of the new blogging gems I’ve recently discovered too.

    Thanks again, feel nice to be included on lists. :)

  11. Hi Margot!! Thanks for the shout out! I really appreciate it :-D

  12. Wow, cool, thanks for linking to my blog!

  13. Thanks for the info on ackee. And THANKS for giving us props with this award. How special! :)

  14. Truly delicious and yummy :) xx http://www.coffeeandvanilla.com/

  15. Thanks so much for the award, you’re so sweet! :)

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