Ackee and Saltfish from Ronnie's Ribs


1 lb saltfish (cod fish)
24 ackees (or 2 tins canned ackees)
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
2 stalks escallion, shopped
1 tbsp veg oil
Shakin Jamaican Spice Blend to taste


  • Soak codfish (saltfish) overnight. Remove skin when soaking, because the skin has lots of salt;alternately soak for 30-40 minutes
  • Place in fresh cold water, bring to a boil, drain and repeat.
  • Flake fish and set aside
  • Prepare ackees for cooking by removing seeds and boil for 20 minutes in salt water, then drain
  • If you are using canned ackees just rain and stir into saute mixture.
  • Saute onion, escallion and tomatoes. Add salt and black pepper and ackee and saute for approximately 5 minutes
  • Add flaked saltfish to mixture, saute briefly for flavors to blend
  • Serve hot with Johnny Cakes or boiled green bananas