Jamaican Breadfruit Rundown

This Jamaican breadfruit rundown is creamy and bursting with flavors, breadfruit chunks are cooked in incredibly delicious coconut sauce seasoned with onion, garlic, thyme, bell pepper, scallion, allspice, and Scotch bonnet pepper. This will be one of the most delicious recipes you will ever make!

Jamaican Breadfruit Rundown

Ever since I made these Jamaican inspired recipes that have coconut milk as the key ingredient, Coconut Lentil Curry (Jamaican-Style), Jamaican Vegan Rundown Recipe and Green Banana Run Down, they were such a huge hit with my readers, I couldn't wait to experiment in my kitchen for another Jamaican rundown recipe. I have concluded that the unique taste of Jamaican rundown sauce is perfect for breadfruit. 

Green Breadfruit for rundown on a marble background

Jamaican Breadfruit Rundown

So as my daughter was out shopping today, she sent me a photo of a breadfruit, I was so excited, I told her to make sure to purchase one for me. Immediately my heading started spinning about how I was going to prepare it. 

I thought about Roast Breadfruit but quickly remembered that I already made it and shared it on here. Breadfruit is a large round tropical fruit, it is a family of jackfruit and mulberry. The breadfruit tree is an evergreen tree that is mostly cultivated in the Caribbean and Pacific islands. 

Breadfruit is prepared from the ripened fruit as well as the unripened fruit. The ripe fruit is usually roasted or prepared as a drink. The unripened fruit is prepared just like you would do with a potato. It is either boiled, added to soups, and stews. For this recipe, you will need the unripened fruit.

Breadfruit is also called Ulu fruit in Hawaii, where it is prepared by cooking the green breadfruit in coconut milk with onion and salt. I decided to boost the flavors and take this recipe to another level with a Jamaican-style spin. The results were mouthwatering goodness, flavor galore in every bite. 

Note that this breadfruit should not be confused with Mexican breadfruit or Monstera Deliciosa read more about Mexican Breadfruit.

Where to buy breadfruit?

Breadfruit is sold in Latin American, African, Caribbean and Asian grocery stores. 

How to make breadfruit rundown step by step photos, peeled breadfruit, chopped breadfruit, seasoning

How To Make Rundown?

  1. Wash green breadfruit, cut in half vertically going through the stem.cut in quarters using a sharp knife.
  2. Cut out the core of the breadfruit and discard, peel the skin and cut the white flesh into chunks.
  3. Place breadfruit chunks into a large pot, add cold water and bring to a boil on medium-high heat, reduce heat to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until breadfruit is fork-tender. 
  4. While breadfruit chunks are boiling, prepare the seasonings, heat oil on medium heat, add onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, bell pepper, green onions, thyme, tomatoes, Creole Seasoning, allspice, and Scotch bonnet pepper cook until fragrant about 2 minutes.
  5. Add coconut milk, salt, cooked breadfruit, and stir. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook until sauce thickens, about 7-10 minutes, serve immediately. 

What Can I Serve With Jamaican Breadfruit Rundown?

  1. White Bean Stew
  2. Vegan Cabbage And Sausage
  3. Jamaican Callaloo

Other Amazing Jamaican Recipes To Try

  1. Jamaican Rice And Peas
  2. Jamaican Boiled Dumplings
  3. Jamaican Cornmeal Pudding
  4. Jamaican Jerk Sauce
  5. Jamaican Lentil Patties (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
  6. Jamaican Steamed Cabbage
  7. Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge

Straight on view of bread fruit rundown in a large saucepan on a grey background

 

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Nutrition

Energy:
242 kcal / 1012 kJ
Fat:
12 g
Protein:
3 g
Carbs:
32 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
15 min
Cooking:
30 min
Ready in:
45 min
For:
8 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Wash breadfruit, cut in half vertically going through the stem.cut in quarters using a sharp knife.
  2. Cut out the core of the breadfruit and discard, peel the skin and cut the white flesh into chunks.
  3. Place breadfruit chunks into a large pot, add cold water and bring to a boil on medium-high heat, reduce heat to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until breadfruit is fork-tender. 
  4. While breadfruit chunks are boiling, prepare the seasonings, heat oil on medium heat, add onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, bell pepper, green onions, thyme, tomatoes, Creole Seasoning, allspice, and Scotch bonnet pepper cook until fragrant about 2 minutes.
  5. Add coconut milk, salt, cooked breadfruit, and stir. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook until sauce thickens, about 7-10 minutes, serve immediately. 

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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2 Comments
  1. Desiree
    September 8, 2019

    This was our first time having breadfruit. We thought it was too, but it wasn’t. Do I needed a savory dish. Your’s was the second recipe to come up and boy am I glad I did.
    What a fantastic dish!
    Thank you

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 8, 2019

      Desiree, sounds like you enjoyed it. I’m so happy you did. Thank you for sharing your feedback.