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Jerk-spiced Johnny Cakes (V)

A twist on a Jamaican favourite Jerk-spiced Johnny Cakes (sweet Jamaican dumplings) stuffed with Ackee & Roasted Peppers.

30 minutes

Serves 4

Suitable for Vegans

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  • 1

    Finely dice pepper and slice spring onion. Drain Ackee.

  • 2

    In a thick bottom pan, heat oil over a moderate heat, add the bell peppers and thyme and cook until softened.

  • 3

    Once the peppers are soft, add Ackee, spring onion and Grace Jerk BBQ Sauce, stirring well.

  • 4

    Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  • 5

    Prepare Johnny Cakes mix according to the packet instructions and once proved, divide into 12 equal pieces and roll into individual dumpling balls.

  • 6

    Take your thumb and make a dent into each ball to receive the Ackee and pepper filling.

  • 7

    Fill each dumpling with the Ackee & Pepper mixture.

  • 8

    Draw the dough over the filling and seal each dumpling, ready for frying.

  • 9

    Fry Johnny Cakes until fully cooked and a delicious golden-brown colour.

  • 10

    Drain cooked Johnny Cakes on paper kitchen towel before serving warm with an extra drizzle of Grace Jerk BBQ Sauce – Enjoy!


  • 270g Grace Johnny Cake Mix
  • 540g Dunn’s River Jamaican Ackee
  • 2tbsp Grace Jerk BBQ Sauce
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 2 Spring Onion, finely sliced
  • 3tsp Thyme
  • Oil for cooking.