Ackee and Saltfish has over the years become the National Dish of Jamaica, although neither ingredient is of Jamaican origin.
Ackee was probably brought to Jamaica from West Africa, but it is more widely eaten in Jamaica than anywhere else, and it has become Jamaica's National Fruit.
Salted cod was originally imported in to Jamaica as a cheap source of protein, and it has become one of our staple foods.
Salt Fish and Ackee, or Ackee and Saltfish as some people say, can be eaten anytime, but it is very common to have it for Breakfast or Brunch.
It can be accompanied by a wide variety of other local foods ... boiled Green Banana, Festival, Yam, Fried Ripe Plantain, Avocado, Hard-dough Bread, and/or Roast Breadfruit. Eat it with anything you wish ... or just eat it by itself.
This Jamaican Ackee and Saltfish recipe was a favorite with my wife Melody Ann and she cooked it frequently. Fresh ackees are preferable, but if you can not get fresh ackees tinned Ackees work well.
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