Jamaica’s National Dish

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This dish is usually done on a Sunday morning. As a child you’re the one who has to take out the ackee from the tree. After you have gathered all the ackee which comes in a sort of pod, you have to remove  the seeds and then in each pod, is a big black seed which has to be removed. It’s not edible; it has to be removed and it has to be boiled. If it’s consumed before it’s, well, ready to be eaten, it can be poisonous…

When the dish is done, all you see are the beautiful colors of the peppers and ackee- it’s so delicious, tasty and it’s eaten all over the world. All queens and kings come to Jamaica for ackee and saltfish.

This dish is usually done on a Sunday morning. As a child you're the one who has to take out the ackee from the tree. After you have gathered all the ackee which comes in a sort of p...

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