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Ackee

Ackee and Saltfish

a delicious breakfast alternative that will find a place in your home
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

Main meal

  • 1 tin ackee no substitute
  • 500 gm salt fish soaked overnight or boiled and strained (overnight soaking makes it more tender)
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 1 Sweet pepper sliced
  • 1 tin tomatoes Best you can get
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • sprig thyme

Dumplings

  • 500 gm plain flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions
 

Main meal

  • Boil about 1/2 lb of saltfish and drain (if its the very dry saltfish you may have to soak it overnight in water). In a frying pan slow cook an onion sliced, a sweet pepper sliced and a hot pepper chopped until they go translucent and soft (about 5-10 minutes slow).
    Add a tin of tomatoes and some fresh thyme and maybe a little water. I also add a teaspoon of sun dried tomato paste and a tsp of sugar. Let this mixture cook slowly until reduced and tasty, add black pepper. then add the shredded saltfish and let this cook into the mix for 5 minutes before topping off with the ackee. Once the ackee is added don’t stir much as it breaks up. Ackee looks like scrambled eggs

Dumplings

  • Take 8oz plain flour and add a tsp of salt and a tsp of sugar. Then mix with water to a soft consistency and knead for about 2 minutes. Boil; a saucepan of salted water and divide the dough into 8 pieces. Flatten with the hand or a rolling pin into saucer shapes and drop into the boiling water and cook for 15 minutes.
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