Lunch

Big Mout’ Fish Sandwich with Ackee Tartar Sauce

Big Mout’ Fish Sandwich with Ackee Tartar Sauce

One of my guilty pleasures when I’m in Jamaica is the coco bread fish sandwich from Tastee; warm coco bread with a fried fish patty, shredded lettuce and a slather of mayo. My version is made on homemade coco bread with a zippy pak choy […]

Ackee Bammy Breakfast Pizza

Ackee Bammy Breakfast Pizza

Growing up and into my adulthood, after a visit to the country or a nice Saturday market haul, fresh fruit, ackee & saltfish, callaloo, dumplings, breadfruit, pear (avocado) and bammy would make up the breakfast spread. For this breakfast “pizza” I use one of my […]

Stuffed Focaccia

Stuffed Focaccia

A soft herbed focaccia drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt is the perfect accompaniment for a comforting bowl of soup; but how about taking an easy focaccia recipe and stuffing it with some flavorful fillings so that it can stand all on […]

Ackee Tomato Soup {Vegan}

Ackee Tomato Soup {Vegan}

A creamy soup that is: dairy free, full of flavour and easy to make even on a weekday? If you’re thinking yes please! This creamy ackee tomato soup is just for you. Too amazing not to share…

Ackee Smash Burger

Ackee Smash Burger

This burger is as tasty as it is colorful; an explosion of flavour in every bite, it does not disappoint! Add a side of green plantain chips, it will be your new favorite Caribbean vegetarian burger combo. Too amazing not to share…

Ackee Smash

Ackee Smash

Meet guacamole’s distant cousin: ackee smash. It is easy to make, versatile and can be had warm or cold. Great for dipping chips, putting on a salad or in a wrap and of course absolutely banging on an Ackee Smash Burger 😉 Too amazing not […]

Ackee Ranch Dressing

Ackee Ranch Dressing

Ranch is one of the all-time favourite salad dressings and dips; since Ackee Mayo is a thing, then naturally Ackee Ranch should also be a thing.  Too amazing not to share…

Savoury Ackee Cream

Savoury Ackee Cream

The simplest recipe of them all, with just a handful of ingredients and a blender, boom! You’re done! This basic recipe is the perfect starting point for trying out ackee in new ways in fact, it’s where my ackee experimentation began. Too amazing not to […]

Ital Enuh Keeza {Vegan Pizza}

Ital Enuh Keeza {Vegan Pizza}

A nod to Italiano while translating from patois to “it’s Ital you know” this vegan pizza features basil ackee pesto, topped with marinated tomatoes and nu-Yeah (nutritional yeast) atop a crisp thin crust and finished with basil. Too amazing not to share…

Heirloom Tomato & Ackee Tart in Aged Cheddar & Thyme Crust

Heirloom Tomato & Ackee Tart in Aged Cheddar & Thyme Crust

The name of this tart is indeed a mouthful! Juicy late summer heirloom tomatoes are layered atop savory ackee filling and baked in an aged cheddar and thyme crust for the ultimate umami bomb, all diets off! Too amazing not to share…

Creamy Mac ‘n Kees – One Pot Method

Creamy Mac ‘n Kees – One Pot Method

This is the dish with which my adventures in ackee began, here I’m revisiting it but this time around I’ve added coconut milk to the original (Mac ‘n Kees) to make it extra creamy and have used the one pot pasta method so there’s a […]

How to Make Rainbow Bagels

How to Make Rainbow Bagels

Pardon me while I take a colourful departure from the usual ackee filled recipes and present to you: rainbow bagels 🙃 or as I like to call them Calypso bagels 😉 Too amazing not to share…

Jamaican Ackee Patties {Vegan}

Jamaican Ackee Patties {Vegan}

Let’s talk the anatomy of a “propa” (proper) patty. The crust: gorgeous and flaky, not too thick and shouldn’t be dry and crumbly The filling: not pasty, must be well seasoned with a good balance of herbs, spices and heat. The crust to filling ratio: […]

Ackee Ribbon Sandwiches

Ackee Ribbon Sandwiches

These ribbon sandwiches are colourful, nutritious and tasty; they contain no artificial flavourings or colours and are vegan! They use ackee bean spread instead of cheese paste and are tinted naturally with turmeric, spinach and beet powders. Here they’re made on wheat bread but you […]

Ackee Clam Chowder

Ackee Clam Chowder

Ackee is bomb with seafood: Fact! With summer temperatures taking a break and giving way to a series of overcast then rainy days here in New England, I found myself in the mood for clam chowder; but not just any chowder would do, enter Ackee […]