'Ulu (Breadfruit) Chowder
'Ulu, or Breadfruit, is referred to in the Hawaiian islands as "canoe food". It was one of the crops that the earliest voyagers brought on their sailing vessels to plant when they arrived. Along with Kalo, or Taro, it is a traditional starch of Polynesia, revered for being a prolific crop, nutrient dense & even sacred.
I challenge myself to eat as much locally sourced food as possible. I have gone up to 1 month (twice!) eating 100% of my diet made up of food only grown here in Hawaii, right down to the oil & spices. That is a major challenege! For the most part I just try to be aware of where my food is coming from by reading labels & supporting my local farmers markets as much as possible. This recipe here was created for that very commitment.
If you've never tried 'Ulu before, it is similar in consistency to a yukon gold potato, but much more rich, creamy & nutrient dense. If you live in a tropical climate where it grows I challenge you to seek it out & give this recipe a try!
MAKES APPROXIMATELY 6 QUARTS OF SOUP