Rice and Peas with Ackee and Saltfish

This is the Jamaican National Dish and is amazingly fresh and delicious. By leaving the fish out the meal is transformed to vegan dish :)

Method

1. Put some rice on to boil using the method 1 cup of rice 2 cups of water. Bring to the boil for 5 minutes then put a lid on the pot and turn down to a simmer for around 20mins then turn off. Ensure the lid stays on until serving.

1. Heat the oil in a large non stick frying pan. Add the onion and the peppers and fry over a medium heat for 5-6 minutes, allow to soften but not color.

2. Add the chilli and chopped tomato, stir.

3. Drain the salt cod from its soaking water and rinse with fresh water. Pat the cod dry, then flake the cod into the pan.

4. Add the ackee and fry for 5-6 minutes, until the cod and ackee are cooked through. Try not to break the ackee up too much.

5.Add the thyme and a little black pepper, to taste, and stir and serve.

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