Ackee and Saltfish

Ackee and Saltfish

Few things evoke the shores and flora of Jamaica than this silky smooth dish.

Tender salted cod from the shores of the Americas meets the pillowy yellow flesh of the ackee fruit, brought from West Africa centuries ago, taking root in local cuisine. 

But don't be fooled by the gentle appearance of the sultry stew on the plate. If the vibrant aromas of onions, tomatoes, and herbs don't pull you to the edge of your seat, then the heat of Scotch bonnet peppers will topple you right off. 

To catch you from the blows of this spicy, salty, and savoury treat are plantain, steamed rice, or rice and peas on the side.

Ackee and Saltfish

There are a great many ways to make this dish; the video above is simply one version. If you search YouTube, you may find several from which to choose.

Restaurants with ackee and saltfish

Charley's Caribbean Cuisine
place 1158 Morningside Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.282.8608
star_rate Rating: 4.20
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Chris Jerk Caribbean Bistro
place 2570 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.383.0552
star_rate Rating: 4.60
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Curry & Roti
place 1732 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.757.6635
star_rate Rating: 3.60
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Island Spice
place 361 Pitfield Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.299.7363
star_rate Rating: 4.40
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JV’s Taste Buds Caribbean Grill
place 7 Progress Ave #3, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.298.3899
star_rate Rating: 4.20
Kitchen King
place 20 Nugget Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.298.0330
star_rate Rating: 4.70
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Mr. Jerk
place 1166 Morningside Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.724.9239
star_rate Rating: 4.00
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Spice It Up Caribbean Cuisine
place 4352 Kingston Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.281.7841
star_rate Rating: 3.70
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Tropical Nights Restaurant
place 1154 Morningside Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.341.3411
star_rate Rating: 3.90
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