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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

riddle me this



I bet you cant tell me what this is? And no, its not a melon. Should there be a prize if anyone gets it right?

Micky T was the first to name the Breadfruit at six this morning - a roaring round of applause for the woodworker to the stars - Mister Micky T.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/ARS_breadfruit49.jpg

The flavor and texture of the breadfruit, to me, was very much like the heart of an artichoke. Roasting it over an open fire is the recommended cooking method but lacking an open fire boiling it is the next option and then cutting it up and serving with browned butter and sea salt to keep it simple. It is good, thats all I can say. I will be picking up another on Friday and I will get more creative with it even though it will be hard not to keep it simple.

29 comments:

Joy said...

I won't win the prize. I dunno what it is but am sure you'll cook it up just great!

monica said...

some kind of cabbage? hm... something not so ripe I'd say...

Anette said...

This is a hard riddle.. Since its you who ask, I automatically want to answer "a mushroom!" It looks more like a fruit or a vegetable. Say it, just say it!

pigpigscorner said...

Is it some kind of exotic fruit? Soursop!!

Micky-T said...

breadfruit!

buffalodick said...

Well, you own it- what are you going to do with it? Not seedy enough for a squash...

Hornsfan said...

it looks melon-like but i've got no clue riddler!

doggybloggy said...

I am going to let a few more answers in before I comment officially.

Darius T. Williams said...

It's breadfruit!

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...pizza?...

Bina said...

I'm saying a giant mushroom because it looks spongy inside.

Beth said...

it looks like an old piece of wood!!!

Gina said...

durian?

Gina said...

no no no no my brain is going soggy....not durian....I'll vote for breadfruit too...

5 Star Foodie said...

It's gotta be breadfruit.

Mo Diva said...

I agree with 5 star...It looks like Breadfruit.

Anette said...

..waiting in excitement for the big reveal.. (slightly biting fingernails)

duodishes said...

There should totally be a prize! But it won't go to us as we have no clue what that is.

doggybloggy said...

Its Breadfruit and Micky T was the first to get the right answer...

The Blonde Duck said...

A gourd!

snugs said...

so what the heck is breadfruit and what does a dawg like you do with it?

lisaiscooking said...

What became of this breadfruit?

Joy said...

Yes, what is breadfruit? How did you prepare it?

Joy said...

Aha!! I googled and it is a melon. Some people roast them, and there were other recipes, too. Here's a definition:

"Breadfruit, a nutritious starchy melon weighing between two to five pounds was looked upon as an excellent food source for the African slaves in the plantations of the Caribbean."

Holly said...

In Hawaii we call it Ulu. My favorite preparations is Ulu Chowder. You can also make chips with it. The most traditional is to bake with coconut milk. A good reference for tropical fruits and vegetables is the Hawaii Farmers Market Cook Book. Written by the Hawaii Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier. I wrote the coconut section.

pinknest said...

what?! it doesn't taste like bread? it doesn't come with a breadman bearing a basket?

TavoLini said...

neat! I've never had one of these. And I would have gotten it wrong anyways--looks like a sycamore bulb.

Maggie said...

A story in a Houghton-Mifflin primer about breadfruit had me fascinated as a kid but my parents were never able to procure one. Telling me that it tastes like the heart of an artichoke is shear torture. I'm now on a quest!

Maggie said...

The torture cuts but it's sheer.

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