Ackee and saltfish

plate of ackee and saltfish
plate of ackee and saltfish

Ackee an saltfish is a very old traditional Jamaican dish. I have a very strong connection to this dish because ever since I was 5 years old my grandmother cooked it every Sunday for breakfast. Being an immigrant from Jamaica, food was on thing that reminded her of her native country. Usually paired with banana and fried dumpling, we ate this dish while discussing the morning news. WHen my mother was a child she never had a traditional American breakfast but only had ackee and saltfish after church on Sundays. Now, as a 3rd generation child, I enjoy what  feel is the luxury of being able to have this dish and the traditional American dishes at the breakfast table.

Place(s): Jamaica

– Elizabeth Paulin

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant