Mashed breadfruit and jerked rack of lamb
In celebration of my son’s 16th birthday, we’ve been feasting on his favorite meals all week long. This list included bread, accra, his signature buffalo chicken wings which he prepares to perfection, pelau, plantains, and lamb chops. We hope to end the week with seafood and oxtail.
Last night, I decided to jerk two racks of lamb and added some tomatoes (he loves tomatoes), and instead of mashed potatoes with his lamb, I tried some mashed breadfruit.
Before I had my mortar, I often experimented with mashed breadfruit to get that ton ton taste. I never fully achieved that level of authenticity.
When I purchased my mortar, the difference between ton ton and mashed breadfruit was clear. Mashed breadfruit usually has a mashed potato consistency, especially after adding milk and butter; it’s also bumpier and less sticky.
I wanted to fancy up my breadfruit, so I decided to use a baking kit and create small florets. It was easy and fun. The best part of this experience was that the kids loved the novelty effect of it. They thought it was cute to look at and to eat.
We all enjoyed this meal and hoping for a repeat very soon. You should definitely try it!
Mashed breadfruit with jerked rack of lamb
- skillet or frying pan that can be transferred to oven
Ingredients for jerked rack of lamb
- 3 tbsp jerk sauce I use Walkerswood
- salt to taste
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 4 sprigs of thyme
Ingredients for mashed breadfruit
- 1 small breadfruit
- water for boiling
- 1 cup half and half milk You can also use milk or cream if you don't have half and half
- 3 tbsp butter
- salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
Instruction for mashed breadfruit
- Washed the breadfruit
- Cut into quarters (I left the skin on) to avoid overcooking
- Place in a pot of boiling water
- Boil for around 15-20 minutes (or until soft)
- Remove from boil water and peel
- Place in a bowl
- Add breadfruit, warm milk, butter, garlic powder, salt, and parsley flakes to a bowl.
- Mix with a fork or potato masher
- Mash until tender
- Serve as you wish. I used a piping bag to make the breadfruit more decorative.
Instructions for jerked rack of lamb
- Clean rack of lamb with water and vinegar
- Season jerk sauce, garlic, salt and thyme
- Place oil in hot frying pan or skillet
- Place rack in frying pan or skillet
- Leave rack for a put about 5 minutes on all sided including the bottom
- Add skillet with lamb into oven to bake for another 15 minutes (this all depends of the size of the lamb. You don't want to overcook it.)