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‘One man alone cannot eat a breadfruit.’

Sounds like some philosophical mumbo-jumbo, huh?  Well, its not.  It means that the modest sized breadfruit you ordered from Plantation House will quadruple in size once you’ve cut into it, leaving you with the realization that you will in no way be able to consume it…or the second one you picked up.  You know…just in case one wasn’t enough.

Breadfruit Salad from Cayman Prep & High School’s Prep for Success adapted by Parsley Sage
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Breadfruit slicing husband is essential

You will need:
1 full/fit breadfruit, diced
3 pieces of bacon, diced
3 green onions, diced
1/2 orange bell pepper
3 hard boiled eggs
1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded & diced
2 tbsp vinegar
3/4 cup sour cream
1 can sweet green peas
1 tbsp black pepper
1/2 tbsp season all
1/2 tbsp salt

  • Peel the breadfruit with a knife to remove skin and outer layer of flesh.  Cut into large slices and remove the core.  Cut the remaining flesh into 1 inch cubes
  • In a pot on the stove top, boil breadfruit in salted water for 15 minutes, or until tender; drain and let cool for about 15 minutes
  • Meanwhile, in a food processor, grind the onion and peppers together
  • In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream, vinegar, sweet peas, ground onions, eggs and peppers.  Season with black pepper, season all and salt.  Add breadfruit and toss in the sour cream mixture until well-coated
  • Transfer to a serving bowl
And for those of you who aren’t familiar with breadfruit 🙂
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  1. I know nowadays we tend to lean towards the more healthier and guilt-free route, but old-time Caymanians put mayonnaise, not “Miracle Whip” or that icky “sandwich spread” but some good old-fashioned Hellman's mayonnaise. Nice addition of the scotch bonnet.

  2. Just mouthwatering…looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

  3. I've heard of breadfruit before and seen pictures but had the pleasure up close and personal. The recipe sounds good and I'd love to travel to the Caymans to enjoy it. Any leftovers?

  4. That looks ….hmmm different.very different than what i thought of when first saw”bread” in the sentence! I learn something new every day! 🙂

  5. We've never tasted breadfruit or even held one, but your salad looks delicious! Time to see where we can get hold of one – and only one, thanks for the head's up – and check it out! Have to say we love that you introduce us to unfamiliar foods on your blog. Thanks!

  6. I've never eaten it and it certainly looks a little strange – but I would LOVE to try it!

  7. this has been ages since I had a breadfruit!… this looks so pretty and delicious. thank you for sharing this.

  8. Do not know breadfruit and quite sure I won't find it here, but love the look of this meal; he's good at chopping too.

  9. How wonderfully bizarre a breadfruit is!

  10. Love the picture of the breadfruit – because I have no idea what it is! Reference helps!

  11. I am not familiar with breadfruit at all. Have never heard or seen of this fruit before, but would surely love to give it a try! Your salad looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! I've learnt something new today! :o)

  12. This fruit external looks like jackfruit that I am familiar with but the inside is different. Very interesting dish. How sweet of your hubby to help you in the kitchen:D

  13. I have never heard of breadfruit before, but is looks very interesting!

  14. Visiting your blog is always a wonderful culinary adventure for me. I've heard of breadfruit…but had no idea how it tasted or what to do with it. I wonder if it is difficult to find this in the states? And if I do…can I borrow your breadfruit slicing and dicing husband?! Another fantastic recipe…. : )

  15. Now I know what to do with a breadfruit if I ever see one. Will have to make sure the husband knows how to slice and dice it.

  16. Just like Tiffany, I have never had breadfruit either. The dish looks intriguing!

  17. So cool – I love new food items. What does it taste like?

  18. Can you believe I've never had breadfruit?!?! And I call myself a foodie! LOL…. But now I'm convinced I wanna try it! 😀

  19. a very interesting and new dish.. thanks for sharing ..

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  20. This is interesting. We have breadfruit in abundance here and I've only seen them used in fritters. This looks like a much more interesting way to eat it. Honestly, I can't even remember what breadfruit tastes like or whether I've even tried it. But salads, I can do, and I have a feeling I could like this!

  21. I've seen and heard of breadfruit, but finding it around here is impossible. I'm lucky the folks in our grocery stores know what artichokes are! The dish looks fantastic though.

  22. I've never seen nor eaten breadfruit, so I'm loving this informative post. I'm with Ann…I just know breadfruit from novels~

    Have a great weekend!

  23. I never tried anything similar. It sounds tasty so I think I will give it a try soon. Thanks for the recipe!

  24. Wow – a Scotch Bonnet pepper, too? That's gotta be spicy good! I always think of the Mutiny on the Bounty whenever I see of hear about breadfruit!

  25. Looks interesting. I've seen breadfruit, but never actually prepared one. You like it hot with the scotch bonnet pepper. Bet it was delicious and the pepper gave it some flavor which it needed.

    Sure nice to have a husband with a knife too. Clark Kent to the rescue.

  26. So let me get this straight, breadfruit is the same as some mutating spore? I'm not sure if I've seen one here, but I would pick on up for the cool factor alone. Hope you both enjoy the weekend.

  27. I've never actually had breadfruit… but everything about this salad look like it would work for me!!

  28. So this is like a potato salad? I've never had breadfruit before but the description says it's potato-like. Either way, your dish looks yummy 🙂

  29. I've actually got a breadfruit tree growing out in my backyard, but I've never prepared it your way before. I think the sourness of the dressing will go really well with the breadfruit, must try this recipe. And must get a new husband, preferably a slicing expert! LOL.

  30. Beats the heck out of Wonderbread! Thanks again. Mrs. Herb Garden

  31. Breadfruit sounds quite interesting! Way to make the hubs slice it up =)

  32. Aw Booooo. ANother reason I'm not cool. I've never eaten breadfruit. 🙂 Yumm!

  33. This looks delicious. You always introduce me to something new. I've never worked with breadfruit before but it sounds like something that I would enjoy!

  34. That breadfruit looks like a young jackfruit! I'll have to google that, it would've been very blund of me if it was =)
    Hope you'll have a great weekend!

  35. Hello everyone. For those who have not tried breadfruit, picture a mixture in consistency between a potato and a harder melon (without the taste). It's fairly bland by itself, but can be used for a massive number of dishes that you would otherwise put potatoes, pastas or rice in. The Caymanians fry it and serve it as a side dish with fish.

  36. such a wondrous world of island delicacies, it makes me want to hop on a plane. But i always want to hop on a plane anyway haha.

    Lovely salad, I was looking at the picture like that looks a little familiar then good old google did its work and breadfruit is like a cousin to Jackfruit which i like and have had before. Learn something new every day. I hope your enjoying your giant bolder of a fruit all weekend.


  37. Ok, I have never seen or heard of a breadfruit. It looks so interesting! It's like the fish and loaves of bread…it appears to have multiplied! And how nice of your hubby to agree to be the breadfruit slicer. 🙂

  38. I will have to keep an eye out for the breadfruit at the specialty store..I am so curious as to what it tastes like, especially since the additions here are savory. Thanks for the intro to this unusual fruit.

  39. I've never used breadfruit, but this makes me want to try it!

  40. I don't know what breadfruit tastes like either, but I'm pretty sure that adding it to a mixture that includes bacon can only be good.

  41. I am not sure about breadfruit but looks similar like our jackfruit, wonder whether its the same but sure a wonderful outcome of recipe.

  42. Oh! and p.s. Buzzed back at you! Well deserved.

  43. How interesting! I have never had breadfruit, but it sounds and looks wonderful in your salad!

  44. I haven't had breadfruit since I lived in Barbados…that brings back such memories!

  45. I was just thinking that I was unfamiliar with breadfruit and needed to look that up and once again, you have provided before I even asked. Your dish looks delicious! I wonder if I can find that in New England. hmmmmm…..

  46. That thing is so cool looking! I've never had the pleasure or the opportunity to have breadfruit before, though, it might just be worth seeking out via the internet, just to see what it tastes like. I'm curious. I love the recipe! Scotch bonnet peppers? I'm sooo in!

  47. I crave breadfruit each time I see your posts. No breadfruit here unfortunately

  48. That breadfruit does look delicious, though!

  49. I have no idea what a breadfruit is but but I love it. Is it healthy like fruit but tastes like bread?!?! And there is bacon in there too?

  50. Mmmmm I have never eaten breadfruit and have no clue on what it tastes like, but I can tell you that I could eat a full bowl of that salad… and I can say that just by looking at it!!!! Buzzzzzzed!!! <3

  51. I would love to have one breadfruit! This way to prepare it looks great! I would eat this out on the lanai with Caribbean music playing…a tropical breeze gently caressing my cheek…take me away …I need it today! TGIF!

  52. Breadfruit? Wow. This is so intriguing – what does it taste like? Will have to look this one out but not so sure if I can make this one – especially if the slicing husband is essential. Mine is just there for the tasting. I wonder if you do a training course in that one? 🙂

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