Get out your 'ulu!

SUBHEAD: Ulu (Breadfruit) has many subtle varieties and there are many ways be prepared. Help the NTBG find the best of them. By Jon Letman on 14 July 2009 for National Tropical Botanical Garden
Image above: One of the dozens of breadfruit varieties grown at the NTBG Breadfruit Institute The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is looking for Kaua‘i’s best original breadfruit-based recipes for its first-ever Kaua‘i Breadfruit Bounty Cookoff on Saturday, September 19th. Participation is easy and free! Pick-up an entry form at NTBG's Southshore Visitors Center across from Spouting Horn, at NTBG Headquarters in Kalāheo or online at under the heading "announcements." Enter up to one dish per category (appetizer, soup or salad, main dish, dessert) for the chance to win prizes and recognition of your best breadfruit dish at the upcoming public tasting event.
Recipes and entry forms must be submitted by September 7th, 2009.
For more information call Melissa at The Breadfruit Institute at 332-7324, ext. 221 or by email at


Anonymous said...

Ulu ‘Uala Curry Pie

An original entrée by Greg Henkel


2 fresh, ripe Puna Ulu (Breadfruit, steamed 30 min., peeled and cut into 1” cubes
3 large Puna ‘Uala (Sweet Potato, steamed 30 min., peeled and cut into 1” cubes)
2 large Maui onions (chopped)
1 large Carrot (grated)
1 large Zuchini squash, (chopped)
¼ cup fresh Ginger (minced)
½ cup roasted Macadamia nuts (chopped)
¼ cup Raisins
¼ cup raw Puna honey
16 fl. Oz. canned coconut milk
3 tablespoons Curry powder
Chili pepper water
1 teaspoon Hawaiian salt
1 folded pie crust

Place steamed Ulu, and ‘Uala, in a large mixing bowl. Add Onions, Carrots, Zuchini,
and Raisins..

In another bowl, add Coconut milk, Salt, Ginger, Honey, Curry powder, and Chili
Pepper Water (to taste). Mix well.

Pour liquid onto the Ulu and ‘Uala, and lightly mix, coating all ingredients.

Transfer all ingredients to a large baking dish, and unfold pie crust on top. Decorate
With dough cut-outs and sprinkle with chopped mac nuts.

Place in a moderately hot oven (375*) for 30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Melissa Gregory said...

Hi Greg - This is a great recipe! You should submit the prepared dish to be judged at the cookoff on 9/19/09. Please download an entry form from under "Announcements." I can also fax, email or mail an entry form to you. Please call me at 332-7324 ext. 221 or email me at:
Hope to see you and your breadfruit dish at the cookoff! Melissa, Breadfruit Institute

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