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Simple Jamaican Ackee Recipe

Updated on July 15, 2013

Perfect For Breakfast!

A Few Facts About Akee

Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica and its delicious! Never tried it before? Then try this simple recipe.

Ackee is originally native to West Africa and was imported in roughly around 1778, most probably on a slave ship.

Ackee is actually named in some 'Top dangerous Foods To Eat' articles due to the poison it contains when unripe called 'Hypoglycin'. Jamaicans must be careful and wait for the fruits protective pods to turn red and open naturally!

Once it is ripe and has opened the only edible part is the yellow Arilli which is surrounded by the black seeds.

Do not for one moment let this put you off trying it! Ackee and Codfish is ranked number 2 in the world by National Geographic survey of National dishes around the world.

Ackee was also approved by the United States FDA for shipment in 2005 and is now sold in cans and shipped all over the world!

Ackee can be served up with almost anything but i usually have it with bread, rice, fish or even pasta! The texture and taste is very similar to scrambled egg, delicous!

Lets have a look at how we make it.

Ingredients You Will Need


  • 4 Mushrooms, Chopped
  • 5 Baby Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 3 Spring Onions, Chopped
  • 1 Black Pepper, Sprinkle
  • 1 Tin Ackee
  • Lee Perrins & Light Soya Sauce, Optional (Splash)

Sweat The Onions And Tomatoes On Low Heat

Pour In The Ackee & Mushroom. Cook for roughly 3 mins

Add Spring Onions, Black Pepper, Lee & Perrins & A Splash Of Soya

Cook For Roughly Another 3 Mins. Stirring Occasionally. Serve Up With Anything From Bread To Pasta!

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 7 min
Ready in: 12 min
Yields: Serves Roughly 3 People. Add Ingredients According


  1. Sweat The Onions And Add The Tomatoes Cook For Roughly 3 Mins
  2. Drain Tin Of Ackee And Add To The Pan Add Spring Onions
  3. Slowly Cook For Roughly Another 3 Mins Stirring Occasionally Add Black Pepper, Lee & Perrins And A Splash Of Light Soya Sauce
  4. Serve With Anything You Like From Bread To Pasta Sit Down And Enjoy The Fantastic Taste! Simple!

A Simple Jamaican Ackee Recipe!

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe as much as i do. I only tried Ackee about 1 year ago and it has been a regular dish for me ever since. You can experiment with many different ingredients to add to the dish. Why not try it with baked potato or chicken?

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A Simple Ackee Recipe

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      Robin 3 years ago

      Simly delicious! Better than eggs :)