3 Easy Jackfruit Recipes that Everyone can EnjoyMarch 3, 2017
Jackfruit is currently experiencing its moment in the sun. The world’s largest tree-grown fruit, this exotic foodstuff has some amazing properties. When cooked right, it can imitate (and even better) the taste of meat and has plenty of nutrients too. Here are some simple jackfruit ideas anyone can try.
Jackfruit Pulled Pork Fajitas
One of the fruit’s most exciting uses is as a meat substitute, and it’s amazing how “porky” it tastes when slow-cooked. To create a delicious pulled jackfruit dish, fry up some chopped tinned fruit with a chopped onion and a little vegetable stock. Always be sure to use young fruit that has been tinned in brine, not syrup, as this can ruin the savory taste. After frying, mash it up, then bake the mixture for around 25 minutes. Finally, serve the mixture in fajitas with the sauce of your choice.
Jackfruit BBQ: A Summer Delight
OK, so it doesn’t use a barbecue as such, but this is still a wonderful summer BBQ dish. Find some young, tinned jackfruit (in brine, not syrup), chop it up and add it to a slow cooker with around 1.5 cups of BBQ sauce, a sliced bell pepper and a chopped onion. Cook for around 4 hours, stir it with a fork, then cook on a slightly lower heat for two hours more. The result is succulent, BBQ pulled jackfruit that competes with anything a real barbecue can produce.
Satisfying Jackfruit Burger Patties
The fruit also makes a fantastic burger substitute for vegans or vegetarians who have tried in vain to find a replacement for beef. To make a burger that will help you forget about range-fed beef, start by pulsing together a tin of chopped fruit with a chopped onion. Add a can of white beans to the processor and mix together along with a little garlic, mustard, burger seasoning and two tablespoons of nutritional yeast (very important). Now, combine the mix in a bowl with around half a cup of oatmeal, then refrigerate for half an hour. Now, form the mixture into patties and roll them in breadcrumbs, before baking them at 375F for 20 minutes on either side.
Forget About Meat, Try Jackfruit Burgers or BBQ Wraps
At foodora, we’re always keen to experiment and discover new cuisines, whether they use meat or stick rigorously to a vegan diet. But we know that vegans sometimes get a raw deal. However, thanks to the jackfruit BBQ and other jackfruit recipes around, that doesn’t have to be the case any more. There’s a new superfood in town, and it’s delicious.