The family enjoyed learning about one of Jamaica’s national cuisine, ackee and saltfish.
Carmen Sognonvi, a luxury family travel content creator, and her family headed to Moon Palace Jamaica last month. Carmen and her family had the opportunity to have a one-on-one interview with executive chef Sherman Gordon of Moon Palace Jamaica to learn about one of the island’s traditional dishes, ackee and saltfish. Ackee, the national fruit of Jamaica, is produced year-round and can be eaten for “breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as a snack” said Chef Gordon. Ackee is part of the soapberry family, and is related to fruits such as lychee, the rambutan, and the longan.
This flavorful and unusual fruit can be dangerous, since it contains high levels of the toxin hypoglycemia, however, Chef Gordon gave Carmen and her family step-by-step instruction on how to clean and prepare ackee so it can be safe to eat. Chef provided them with a private cooking class on how to cook ackee and saltfish with some fried dumplings and plantains, one of Jamaica’s celebratory dishes.
Catch the family’s unique experience by watching their interview on their YouTube channel, which has already gained thousands of views!