Ackee and Cod Stewart Loaf (Ackee-Saltfish-Codfish-Bacalao Loaf)

Total Time:
14 hr 50 min
30 min
14 hr
20 min

9 servings

  • 1/2 pound dried codfish (saltfish/bacalao)
  • Olive oil spray
  • 3/4 (19-ounce) can ackees, drained
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 scallion, greens only, chopped
  • 3/4 (3.52-ounce) packet Spanish seasoning without annato (recommended: Sazon Goya sin Achiote)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Lime powder (recommended: True Lime Natural Crystallized Lime), or lime zest
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Breadcrumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon Scotch bonnet or sriracha hot sauce
  • This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
  • Soak the cod in water the night before in the refrigerator. On the day you plan to prepare the dish, change the water and soak again for about 2 hours.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9 mini loaf pans with olive oil spray.

  • Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the fish and boil for 20 minutes to remove any bones. Allow to cool.

  • In a separate bowl, mix the fish, ackees, mayonnaise, and scallions. Using the various seasonings, incorporate into the mixture according to your taste. Add the breadcrumbs a little at a time, tasting as you do this to make sure you don't lose the flavor of the fish or the ackees.

  • Once you achieve the flavor that suits you, add the hot sauce. Once again, use caution when adding hot sauce so you don't make the fish too spicy.

  • Evenly divide and press the fish mixture into each loaf pan and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until browned.

  • Remove the loaves from the oven. Put a cutting board on top of each loaf pan and flip. Repeat with remaining loaf pans. Serve.

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