Jamaican Ackee and Saltfish Dish

Ackee and Saltfish Dish

An authentic Jamaican dish, Ackee and saltfish dish is the national Jamaican meal. Jamaicans usually serve it at breakfast. Rich in protein, the dish also provides caloric energy. The fruit – ackee – is the energy source. 

What is ackee and saltfish?

A popular breakfast dish. Usually served early in the day or for brunch.  You’ll have it sometimes as a dinner meal. Let’s take a look at how it’s made. Saltfish without skin and bones stay in water overnight. Drain and fry with the stir fried veggies. They are the onions, garlic, and peppers mixed with thyme. Add the tomatoes. Bring it to a boil and add the ackee. Simmer and you get the delicious dish.

You can eat it with different sides. So,

What does ackee and saltfish dish go with?

It combines perfectly with many veggies, chili and tomatoes. Additionally, the codfish mixes well with authentic Jamaican spices: habanero, Scotch bonnet pepper, ginger. Ackee and saltfish go well with Jamaican dumplings, or festivals. You can have it with yam, avocado, and boiled green banana. Also hard-dough bread and fried ripe plantain are good sides.  As you see, you may eat it with anything you want.

Why is ackee and saltfish the national dish of Jamaica?

The fruit is most popular in Jamaica, originally from West Africa. Jamaicans eat it frequently. And they also like a nutritious morning meal.  Then, the pair looks like the perfect meal to start your day. Order from Gem’s House of Jerk ackee and saltfish dish to energize your early bright!