Ackee is a Caribbean fruit that’s versatile in a number of dishes. My dish uses a number of ingredients to make a delicious meal for two. Bring the taste of the Caribbean home with this ackee Recipe. Generally ackee is cooked with saltfish, but this is a tricky ingredient to locate in the supermarkets, so I’ve used fresh cod in my dish.
For those who wonder what ackee is like. My experience is that the consistency is like scrambled egg but with a taste similar to cauliflower. If you’ve tried it, what do you think it tastes like?
2 spring onions
4 rashers of smoked bacon
6 baby tomatoes
1 tsp of lazy garlic
1 tsp oil
2 fresh cod fillets
1 tin (340g) of ackee
Finely chop the onion, spring onion and slice the bacon into strips.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the onion, spring onion, garlic and bacon.
Slice the tomatoes in half and add these to the pan. Once they start to heat through, squash them slightly with the back of a spoon. This will release the juice.
Once the bacon is lightly cooked, add the cod fillets. Cooking these for about 3 – 4 minutes each side.
The cod will start to flake apart once it is cooked. At this point add the ackee. Heat through and stir gently, breaking up the cod further.
Season well with black pepper and salt (if required).
Serve immediately and enjoy this twist on a Caribbean classic.
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