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AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... JAMAICA - ACKEE AND SALTFISH RECIPE!

Posted 28 February 2013 by The Saucy Fish Co.

This week's big Oscar winning films included Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino won for Best Director) and Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor). Both films depict the epic battle America undertook to free itself of Slavery in the 19th century.

The recipe for Ackee and Saltfish originated during this turbulent time, and is now firmly established as Jamaica's national dish, enjoyed often in the UK, Canada, America and across the Caribbean.

Forming part of the country's identity, Ackee and Saltfish is an essential experience for any visitors to the beautiful and exotic island of Jamaica.

To kick-off our monthly mission here at Saucy HQ to bring you the best recipes the world has to offer we are urging you to try this succulent dish, courtesy of Jamaica Travel & Culture here!

A nutritious fruit with a buttery-nutty flavor, ackee resembles scrambled egg when boiled. Jamaicans sauté the boiled ackee with saltfish (salt-cured cod), onions, and tomatoes. Sometimes the dish is served atop bammy (deep-fried cassava cakes) with fried plantains and makes a wonderful breakfast or evening meal.

Give this recipe a go and imagine yourself enjoying it on a palm lined Jamaican shore!

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