In most Caribbean Islands Breadfruit is considered to be the poor mans bread. Back in the when flour was a luxury idea, fried and roasted breadfruit was a great alternative to bread. There are different ways people are the Caribbean prepares breadfruit dishes â€“ stuffed breadfruit is just one of the many ways.
I have to be honest â€“ Iâ€™ve never tasted stuffed breadfruit. This is maybe the only recipe which involves breadfruit that Iâ€™ve yet to try in my lifetime. But Iâ€™ve heard great reviews about this recipe. I can’t wait to try this recipe in the near future.
Stuffed Breadfruit Recipe Ingredients:
- 1 Whole breadfruit
- 1 onion
- 2 Clove garlic, crushed
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 lb. Salt beef, pork or pig-tail
- 1 hot pepper
- 2 teaspoon flour
|Stuffed Breadfruit Recipe Instructions:|
Boil breadfruit whole, covered with water in large, covered pan for 15 minutes. Remove from fire and place in greased pan in hot oven and bake for about Â¾ hour or until cooked when pricked with a skewer. Remove for oven and dig out center or heart. While breadfruit is baking, make a stew with beef or pigtail.
First cut into pieces. Put butter into pan over heart and sautÃ© garlic, and onion for 1 minute. Add pork or beef and hot pepper and about 2 cups water. Simmer slowly until tender. Then make a runny paste with flour and some warm water – thicken gravy and let simmer for another 5 minutes. Fill centre of breadfruit with mixture. Then cut into slice and serve, spooning balance of stew over breadfruit is serving plates.
Recipe by:Yolande Cools-Lartigue