This, my friends, is a roast breadfruit. The breadfruit, which grows on a tree, is one of the many foreign fruits and vegetables I was introduced to here in the Caribbean. Breadfruit is usually served as a provision even though it doesn’t grow in the ground. It is quite dense and starchy in consistency, hence its name.
While usually simply served boiled, a roast breadfruit is a real treat. The whole thing is simply put in a fire until deemed cooked and the outside is charcoal. The skin is then removed and the flesh, which is now melt-in-your-mouth with a smoky flavor, is consumed.
This one here is being prepared by Angie, probably last summer.