Got an ulu but don’t know what to do with it? You can use ulu, or breadfruit, as a substitute for potato in stews, soups, and salads.
Or make ulu mash. It’s a tasty alternative to mashed potatoes.
- 2 ulu
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, finely diced
½ block butter, soften
½ cup low-fat milk, heated
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
Wash ulu and pat dry. Cut or peel off skin. Slice in half and remove core. Dice ulu into cubes.
Place in a pot and fill with water until just about covered. Bring to a boil. Cook until soft.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic until soft, stirring occasionally.
Drain ulu, reserving about 1 cup water.
Mix onion with ulu and add butter, milk, salt, and pepper. Mash until smooth. If it’s too thick, gradually add reserved water, as needed.
Ulu photos: Courtney Takabayashi