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How To Roast A Breadfruit In Your Oven.

roasted breadfruit

Living in Canada means that it’s almost a ‘treat’ when breadfruit hits our dinner table. Unlike when I lived in the Caribbean as a boy where we had a massive breadfruit tree in our back yard, laden with prime breadfruits. Not only are they expensive in the grocery (when we can actually get them) here, but I find that they are harvested too soon for export, so you never get that true essence of the breadfruit when you prepare a dish. Here’s my take on roasting a breadfruit in your typical kitchen oven, unlike the outdoor fire/coals method we all grew up using in the Caribbean.

Steps!

- preheat your oven to 450 F

- give the breadfruit a shallow cut (like a cross) on the bottom to allow for steam to escape as it roast

- place it directly on the middle rack of your oven. No pan needed as we want the hot air to circulate and cook the breadfruit evenly

- it will take about one hour and 30 minutes to full cook (longer depending on the size)

- it will be HOT, so use oven gloves to remove

- allow to cool completely

- using a pairing knife remove the outer skin (discard)

- slice into wedges, then remove the core and discard

It’s that simple! Now you have a fully roasted breadfruit you can use in any dish you like. Check my YouTube Channel (CaribbeanPot) for a delicious recipe using such oven roasted breadfruit.

 

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