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A Simple Breadfruit au Gratin recipe

Breadfruit au Gratin

Breadfruit is a starchy fruit that is native to the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. It is a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Breadfruit can be eaten cooked or raw, and it can be used in a variety of dishes, such as breadfruit pudding, breadfruit chips, and breadfruit au gratin.

Breadfruit au gratin is a simple and delicious dish that can be made with just a few ingredients. It is a great way to use up breadfruit, and it is also a good option for a vegetarian or vegan meal.

Breadfruit is a versatile and delicious fruit that is available during the summer and fall seasons. It is a great source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C, and it can be used in a variety of dishes, such as breadfruit pudding, breadfruit chips, and breadfruit au gratin.

Breadfruit au gratin is a simple and delicious dish that is perfect for any occasion. It is a great way to use up breadfruit and a good option for a vegetarian or vegan meal. The dish is creamy and cheesy, and the breadfruit is perfectly tender. It is also very easy to make

Breadfruit, st kitts market, caribbeangreenliving
Breadfruit, st kitts market, caribbeangreenliving

Ingredients for the Breadfruit au Gratin recipe

Breadfruit is a starchy fruit that is native to the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. It is a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Breadfruit can be eaten cooked or raw, and it can be used in a variety of dishes, such as breadfruit pudding, breadfruit chips, and breadfruit au gratin.

Cod is a type of white fish that is known for its mild flavor and firm texture. It is a good source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin B12. Cod can be cooked in a variety of ways, such as baking, grilling, or poaching.

Olive oil is a healthy oil that is derived from olives. It is a good source of monounsaturated fats, which can help to lower cholesterol levels. Olive oil can be used in a variety of dishes, such as dressings, marinades, and cooking oil.

Onions are a type of vegetable that is related to garlic and leeks. They are a good source of vitamins C and B6, as well as potassium and fiber. Onions can be used in a variety of dishes, such as soups, salads, and stews.

Garlic is a type of vegetable that is related to onions and leeks. It is a good source of vitamins C and B6, as well as manganese and molybdenum. Garlic can be used in a variety of dishes, such as soups, salads, and stews.

Parsley is a type of herb that is related to carrots and celery. It is a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as calcium and iron. Parsley can be used in a variety of dishes, such as soups, salads, and sauces.

Thyme is a type of herb that is related to mint and oregano. It is a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as manganese and iron. Thyme can be used in a variety of dishes, such as soups, stews, and stuffings.

Black pepper is a spice that is made from ground peppercorns. It is a good source of manganese and iron. Black pepper can be used in a variety of dishes, such as soups, stews, and sauces.

Salt is a mineral that is essential for human health. It is a good source of sodium and chloride. Salt can be used in a variety of dishes, such as soups, stews, and sauces.

Egg is a food that is made from chicken eggs. It is a good source of protein, vitamins A and D, and choline. Eggs can be used in a variety of dishes, such as omelets, quiches, and baked goods.

Milk is a food that is made from cow’s milk. It is a good source of protein, calcium, and vitamin D. Milk can be used in a variety of dishes, such as cereal, coffee, and cooking.

Parmesan is a type of cheese that is made from cow’s milk. It is a good source of protein, calcium, and vitamin D. Parmesan can be used in a variety of dishes, such as pasta, salads, and soups.

Butter is a food that is made from cow’s milk. It is a good source of fat, calcium, and vitamin A. Butter can be used in a variety of dishes, such as baking, cooking, and spreading.

Breadfruit au Gratin

How to make:

To make breadfruit au gratin, you will need to soak codfish filets in water for 4-6 hours to remove the salt. Then, cook the codfish in a frying pan with oil, onion, parsley, thyme, and black pepper. Mash the breadfruit in a large bowl. Combine the mashed breadfruit, codfish mixture, milk, beaten egg, and cheese. Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Let the breadfruit au gratin rest at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Interested in cooking breadfruit?

Breadfruit is a staple food in many tropical regions, especially the Caribbean. It is a good source of starch and has a sweet flavor that goes well with cheese, herbs, and spices.

Breadfruits can be cooked in a variety of ways, including roasting, baking, frying, and boiling. When ripe, breadfruits are sweet, as the starch converts to sugar. For many Caribbean recipes, an unripe breadfruit is preferable.

Here are some tips for making breadfruit au gratin:

  • Use ripe breadfruit for a sweeter flavor.
  • Soak the salted cod for several hours, changing the water several times to remove the salt.
  • Flake the codfish into small pieces before cooking.
  • Cook the codfish until it is heated through but not overcooked.
  • Mash the breadfruit until it is smooth.
  • Add cheese to the breadfruit mixture before baking. This will help to create a crusty topping.
  • Bake the breadfruit au gratin in a preheated oven until it is golden brown and bubbly.
Breadfruit au Gratin
Breadfruit au Gratin

Here are some additional tips:

  • Add a splash of cream or milk to the breadfruit mixture for a richer flavor.
  • You can also add other ingredients to your breadfruit au gratin, such as chopped vegetables, bacon, or ham.
  • You can crush crackers or cereal if you don’t have bread crumbs.
  • Breadfruit au gratin can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Reheat it in the oven before serving.

If you are not living in the Caribbean, breadfruit can be found in many West-Indian or Caribbean markets. It might cost you more than other fruits or vegetables, but it is worth it. Breadfruit is a delicious and versatile food that can be used in a variety of dishes, from sweet to savory. It is also a good fiber, potassium, and vitamin C source.

If you are new to breadfruit, I recommend starting with a simple recipe, such as breadfruit au gratin. This recipe is easy to make and produces a delicious and creamy dish. Once you have mastered the basics, you can experiment with more complex recipes, such as breadfruit pudding, breadfruit chips, and breadfruit fritters.

No matter how you prepare it, breadfruit is a delicious and nutritious food that will surely please your palate.

Breadfruit au Gratin

Breadfruit au Gratin

Breadfruit au gratin is a simple and delicious dish that is perfect for any occasion
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cod Soaking Time 1 day
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course, Side Dishes
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 6 – 8
Calories 282 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large green and firm breadfruit
  • ¼ pound salted cod filets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme leaves only an chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups Parmesan freshly grated
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Instructions
 

The day before:

  • Rinse the codfish filets to remove most of the salt.
  • Soak the codfish in 6 quarts of water for 4-6 hours.
  • Drain the water and replace it with fresh water.
  • Repeat steps 2 and 3 two more times.
  • After the last soaking, rinse the codfish filets under running water.
  • Pat the codfish filets dry and flake them.
  • Set the flaked codfish aside.

To prepare the breadfruit

  • Peel the breadfruit and remove the core.
  • Cut the breadfruit into medium pieces.
  • Place the breadfruit pieces in a large pot and cover with water.
  • Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the breadfruit is tender.
  • Drain the breadfruit and place it in a large bowl.
  • Mash the breadfruit with a potato ricer, potato masher, or large fork.
  • Set the mashed breadfruit aside.

To assemble the breadfruit au gratin:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Grease a baking dish.
  • In a frying pan, add oil and cook the flaked codfish for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the onion, parsley, thyme, and black pepper to the frying pan.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the frying pan from the heat and let it cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the mashed breadfruit, codfish mixture, milk, beaten egg, and cheese.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Pour the breadfruit au gratin mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Dot the top of the breadfruit au gratin with butter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
  • Let the breadfruit au gratin rest at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

Use large green breadfruit and not ripe breadfruit. Use milk or heavy cream.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 26gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 1886mgPotassium: 399mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 495IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 474mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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2 Comments

  1. Gem, I’ve been watching this recipe for a while now, as you already know I’m dairy free BUT…..I’m definitely going to make a dairy free version of this wonderful Haitian recipe.

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