Mashed Ulu (Breadfruit)
This recipe by Chef ‘Olelo pa’a of Glow Hawai’i fits the bill for a simple and nutritious side dish.
“Ulu is a delicious fruit that I believe will become the fruit of the future. It is a sustainable product that is nutritious and surprisingly gluten free. In Samoa and in other South Pacific countries, breadfruit is one of their staple foods. Maybe that is why Samoa produces tough professional football players”- Chef ‘Olelo pa’a
1 mature green ulu
1/4 cup olive oil or butter
2 cloves garlic
Sea salt to taste
Chopped chives for garnish
Wash, peel and core ulu. Cut into 2 inch wedges. Place in a pot and cover with water, add garlic and salt to taste. Boil until tender (about 20 minutes). Remove ulu and garlic to a mixing bowl. Add olive oil or butter; start mashing. Add boiled water until it is a smooth and soft consistency. Garnish with chopped chives.