Comedian Donnell Rawlings Cooks Up Vegan Ackee and Saltfish w Chef Charlise

Comedian Donnell Rawlings Cooks Up Vegan Ackee & Saltfish W/ Chef Charlise!


April 5, 2022


8:50 pm


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Have you ever had vegan Ackee & Saltfish? Probably not! Watch as Chef Charlise @Vegan Soulicious and comedian Donnell Rawlings cook up a delicious Jamaican Ackee & Saltfish with Fried Dumplings and a Seamoss Slammer! Can Chef Charlise make Donnell a vegan believer?

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Cooking Instructions Below:

Seamoss Slammer!

Pop it all in Shaker!
1 ounce Oat creamer
1 ounce Creme de cacao
1 ounce Brandy Nutmeg (pinch)
2 Tbsp Seamoss (Keymoss) Cocao Powder (for glass rim)

Saltfish Ingredients

1 can 14 oz/396g of Hearts of Palm
1 cup filtered water
1 tablespoon sea salt 2 teaspoons kelp Nori flakes optional

Saltfish Prep Take out each piece out of the brine, and cut them in half, then diagonally, and shred them slightly. This will give you that salt-fish look. In a mason jar add shredded heart of palms, a cup of water, tablespoon of salt and kelp flakes for that fishy taste. Pop the lid on and Set aside overnight!


2 tbsp Mimi’s Fish Seasoning (no fish actually in it)
1 Ackee canned/tin ackee
3 Cloves of garlic finely diced
1 inch of piece of ginger finely diced
2 Roma tomatoes roughly chopped
1 medium sized bell pepper roughly chopped
½ red onion roughly chopped
3-4 stalks fresh thyme
3 stalks scallion sliced
4 Tbsp coconut milk
4 Tbsp tomato paste
¼ of Scotch bonnet or more for your preferred heat finely diced (optional) sea salt and ground black pepper to taste**

Let’s cook!

* Drain off the salt brine, rinse well and pat dry. Ensure the heat is hot and add the Salt-fish to the pan along with fish Seasoning and black pepper. Fry until it becomes brown and crisp (set aside)
* Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan. Add in the garlic, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and cook down until it’s soft and the onions are translucent, for about 5-8 minutes. Add in the thyme and stir.
* Add coconut milk, tomato paste and liquid from the ackee can, pop the lid on and simmer for 15 mins.
* Stir in the salt fish, followed by the Ackee. Gently stir as it’s very delicate and you don’t want it to break apart. You’ll definitely want to re-season the dish with some more salt and top it all with a lot of black pepper. Pop the lid on and let it warm though on a low heat for 15 mins.

Jamaican Fried Dumplings


1 cup of all purpose flour, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Tablespoon unsalted vegan butter, room temperature Approximately 1/3 cup water


* Sift the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and whisk it all together.
* Add butter to the dry ingredients and use your hands to spread it evenly.
* Pour the water little by little and mix it all together, by using your hand to form a dough.
* Leave the dough in the bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Leave it covered for about an hour to rise.
* Divide into six pieces and form dumplings
* Deep fry them fry for about 6 to 8 minutes by rotating each side as it fries. I used a deep fryer to fry this recipe!

Serve and Enjoy