Fire-Roasted Breadfruit


Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Breadfruit was brought to the Caribbean from the South Pacific by the infamous Captain Bligh and has become one of the classic accompaniments to Jamaica’s jerk pork. Some restaurants in Jamaica even have a special charcoal pit for roasting breadfruits, which are buried in the embers. Char roasting is one of the best ways to cook this large, round (think bowling ball), pebbly, and green-skinned fruit, the chief characteristic of which is its mild flavor (some people might say utter blandness