Ackee and Salt Fish

Ackee and Salt Fish

“I love making this recipe when I go home for the holidays,” says celebrity chef Charles Mattocks.

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4 servings

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1/4 of recipe

1. Rinse the salt off the salt cod, and then soak it for 1 hour in hot water.

2. Drain the salt cod and soak it for another hour in fresh hot water.

3. Heat the oil in a skillet, add the garlic paste and sauté for 30 seconds.

4. Add the thyme and sauté for 30 seconds more. Add the onions, scallions, bell peppers, and Scotch bonnet chili, reduce the heat and cook for 5 minutes.

5. Drain the salt cod and flake it into the skillet. Cook for 5 minutes more, then add the ackee and cook for another 2 minutes. 

6. Add the black pepper, and then remove the skillet from the heat and sprinkle the paprika over the top of the ackee and salt fish.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 657 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 41 g, Fat: 49 g, Saturated Fat: 14 g, Sodium: 1,647 mg, Fiber: 6 g

Recipe courtesy of chef Charles Mattocks.



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