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Ackee & Saltfish Pizza recipe


ackee-saltfish pizzaWho would’ve thought that our national dish would make such a great topping for a pizza? it is the ideal dish for vegetarians who eat fish as well, and of course, it sits well with meat lovers. The ackee and saltfish pizza is great for a snack or large portions for a full meal.


2 pounds baking flour

1/2 packet Anchor Milk Powder

1 tablespoon sugar

1 packet yeast

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

3 ounces Grace Hello Margarine

13 ounces water (luke warm)

1 cup Grace Tomato Ketchup

1 teaspoon basil

1 clove garlic, minced

3 dozen ackee, cleaned

1/4 cup Grace Vegetable Oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 stalks escallion, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

1 teaspoon scotch bonnet pepper, chopped

1 sprig thyme, leaves

1 teaspoon Grace Caribbean Traditions Black Pepper

1 medium Tomato, sliced

1 medium green sweet pepper, cut into rings

1 medium onion, cut into rings

1/2 pound mozzarella, shredded

1/2 pound cheddar cheese, shredded

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

2 teaspoons oregano


  1. Combine flour, milk powder, sugar and yeast then fold in salt at the end.

  2. Add Grace Hello Margarine to the dry ingredients, using fingertips or a dough blender to incorporate fat.

  3. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add water, use to bind the mixture. Knead mixture to form an “elastic” dough (approximately 10-15 minutes).

  4. Place dough into a greased dish, rotate and allow to ferment (until dough doubles in size) approximate 45-60 minutes.

  5. Deflate dough using the fist to push downward in the center of the dough to release the air.

  6. Place on a lightly floured surface, roll out using rolling pin to a thickness of 1/4 inch.

  7. Use to line a greased pizza pan, trim the edges, ensuring that the dough is not stretched. Pierce the dough with a fork (to release air).

  8. Place in a pre-heated oven to bake at 180°C/350°F, for approximately 20-30 minutes.
    Tomato Sauce:

  9. In a saucepan combine Grace Tomato Ketchup, basil, and minced garlic and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Set aside.
    Ackee and Saltfish:

  10. Pour water into a large pot and bring to a boil.

  11. Add ackee and boil until fork tender. Drain and set aside.

  12. In a skillet heat Grace Vegetable Oil.  Add chopped garlic, escallion, onion, scotch bonnet pepper, thyme and Grace Caribbean Traditions Black Pepper, saute for 2 minutes.

  13. Add flaked salt fish and ackee and toss to combine thoroughly, cook for 3 minutes and set aside.
    To Assemble:

  14. Brush or spoon on tomato sauce onto baked pizza dough.

  15. Add ackee and salt fish and spread evenly, using a wooden spoon.

  16. Garnish with sliced tomato, sweet pepper and onion rings, sprinkle with shredded cheese and oregano.

  17. Place in oven and bake at 180°C/350°F for 10 minutes or until cheese melts.
    To Serve: Slice and serve immediately.

  18. Method Note: Deflate – to release air or gas.


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