Barbados Roast Breadfruit

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Roast breadfruit is a traditional dish that originated in the Caribbean but a delicacy in Barbados, but has since gained popularity in other parts of the world. This delicious, starchy fruit is often compared to potatoes, as it has a similar texture and flavor when cooked.

To prepare roast breadfruit simply place it over an open fire, usually this should take at least 30-45 minutes depending on the heat of the fire, but to be sure if it’s fully cooked  you will see the roast breadfruit turn really dark and chared and may even crack.

The Heart

After it’s finished you can cut it open and remove the “core” or “heart”.

The center of a breadfruit is often referred to as the “core” or “heart” of the fruit. When preparing breadfruit, the center is typically scooped out using a spoon, leaving a thin layer of flesh on the skin.

This allows the breadfruit to be roasted or cooked in other ways without the core becoming too hard or difficult to eat.

Roast breadfruit in Barbados is usually a main dish but can be served as a side dish, and can be enjoyed with a variety of meals. It is a delicious alternative to roasted potatoes, and can be paired with grilled meats, stews, salted fish and other dishes.

The roasted breadfruit can also be served on its own, topped with butter, herbs, and spices for a tasty and satisfying snack.

In addition to its delicious flavor, roast breadfruit is also packed with nutrients. It is a good source of carbohydrates, which provide the body with energy. It is also high in fiber, which can help with digestion and weight management.

Breadfruit is also a good source of potassium, which is essential for maintaining healthy blood pressure and heart function.

Enjoyed in a variety of ways

One of the best things about roast breadfruit is its versatility. It can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, and can be incorporated into a wide range of dishes.

Some people like to mash the roasted breadfruit and use it as a replacement for mashed potatoes, while others like to add it to soups and stews for added flavor and texture. The roasted breadfruit can also be sliced and fried, and served as a delicious and satisfying breakfast or brunch dish.

Overall, roast breadfruit is a tasty and nutritious dish that is worth trying. It is easy to prepare and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Whether you are looking for a new side dish to add to your meals, or simply want to try something new and delicious, roast breadfruit is a great option.

Give it a try and see for yourself just how delicious and satisfying this unique and flavorful dish can be.

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I had the opportunity of working and learning alongside the best chefs in Barbados many years ago until I became an Executive Chef, I still cook and write on all things cooking.