Steve Lewis

Serves 8
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13% Fat 8% Salt 6% cal 5% Sat.Fat 4% Sug


  • What you need
  • 200g Tin Of Ackee
  • 2 Beef Tomatoes
  • 1 Large onion
  • 2 Cloves Of Garlic
  • 1 Sweet Pepper
  • 1 Table Spoon Of Oil
  • 100g Smoked Mackerel
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • Scotch Bonnet Pepper To Taste


  1. Heat the oil. Finely slice all the vegetables and cook until tender and then add the spices.
  2. Drain the ackee and add to the cooked vegetables, stirring very gently so as not to break the ackee.
  3. Cook for 3-5 minutes so that ackee is heated through.
  4. Add the chopped tomato, freshly ground pepper and mackerel, then cook for a further minute Serve immediately.


It is native to West Africa, but it is Jamaica's national fruit.
Ackee is mostly eaten as a main dish, although it is a fruit, followed by rice, yams, green bananas or some sort of dumpling.
A descendant of the lychee, similar to that of scrambled eggs, has a smooth texture.

Ackees is a firm favourite for a light meal or a special breakfast

This recipe utilizes a great source of omega 3, smoked mackerel, which will help keep your heart safe.