"Some people say to me that ackee saltfish
is too hard to cook.
The merchants and others who wished to gain access to saltfish
without necessarily being involved in the fishery itself promoted the promiscuous fishery.
I ordered saltfish
and ackee with rice and waited for a Jeremy Beadle lookalike to turn up, but no, within minutes my meal appeared and tasted delicious.
The question is how to stop him rumbling on endlessly about saltfish
and ska, and get him on to more interesting stuff.
Recipes include Caribbean favourites such as Rice and Peas, Ackee and Saltfish
, Jerk Chicken and traditional Journey Cakes.
It brought fish plants, and thus the eventual abandonment of the production methods for saltfish
on which many of our traditional social structures and roles had been based.
The national dish of Jamaica, for example, is Ackee and saltfish
- a West African fruit served with rice and salted cod.
Jamaica's most famous dish, ackee and saltfish
, is a delightful concoction of salt cod, sour ackee fruit, onions and spices.
The book, Rustie Lee - A Taste of the Caribbean, features 120 recipes for favourites such as rice and peas, ackee and saltfish
, jerk chicken, traditional cakes and other dishes.
Delicately flake the saltfish
Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the saltfish
, saut for a few minutes and then add the onions, thyme, tomato and black pepper.
And his mum passed on the secrets of preparing Caribbean classics - jerk chicken, saltfish
and curried goat.
Choose from an authentic menu including jerk chicken, palmtree prawns, curry goat, island sea bass and Jamaica's national dish Ackee and Saltfish