World renowned Devon House Ice Cream made National Geographic’s list of Top 10 Places to Eat Ice cream worldwide and now it’s Ackee and Saltfish’s turn to get in on the top 10 list action as it comes in at number two on the top 10 list of National Dishes worldwide.
Despite ackee’s unhappy origins as slave food, Jamaicans have reclaimed it as part of their national dish. 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.