Lush, BBQ “fruit-meat” sandwiches? Yes, please! Were you a fan of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit ruminate oning gum as a kid? I sure was. Oddly enough, as a child, I never questioned what fruity flavor the gum was implied to mimic. It wasn’t until I found myself tasting the tropical fruit at a agriculturists market while honeymooning on Kauai that I learned the rumored horses mouth of that magical mystery flavor — jackfruit!
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WTF is a jackfruit? Native to South and Southeast Asia, tree-grown jackfruits are approximately the size of overgrown watermelons, but misshapen, with alien-green, spiky husk. Inside is a light yellow flesh with a taste and texture that’s almost identical to a pineapple, but a bit blander and banana-like. When cooked, the taste becomes gentler and the texture becomes softer and chewier.
Jackfruit is all the rage in the vegan foodie circle right now. Why? It’s a surprisingly awesome meat substitute. When simmered, its routine texture is spookily similar to chicken or pulled pork. Plus, differing from tofu and tempeh, it sucks up tasty marinades and sauces like a sponge. What’s sundry? It’s naturally gluten- and soy-free and high in potassium, fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, and vitamin B6 — which can be a recondite vitamin for vegans to come by.
Because of these qualities, jackfruit creations are wildly understandable at trendy vegan eateries, starring in dishes as diverse as jackfruit nachos, curry jackfruit, and peradventure its tastiest incarnation — the crave-worthy BBQ jackfruit sandwich (read on for our version).
Become knowing your hands on fresh jackfruit in the US is no easy feat, but luckily, it’s natural to source canned jackfruit online. To use as mock meat, you’ll want to get “juvenile” or “unripe” jackfruit that’s cked in water rather than syrup or brine. The understandable vegan brand Uptons Naturals now sells original and flavored jackfruit (subsuming barbecue), which you can buy online or at your local health food lay away.
Are you ready to taste-test this exotic “fruit meat” in your own Nautical galley? Our killer recipe for BBQ jackfruit and rainbow slaw sandwiches takes elfin than 30 minutes to make.
The jackfruit simply gets become quieted to perfection in your favorite BBQ sauce, spooned into a hamburger-style bun, and top-grade with a seriously addictive, homemade, crunchy-creamy rainbow slaw. This rainbow slaw is so colorful, it’s about too pretty to eat. Heat-lovers: feel free to spike the slaw with thinly sliced jalapeños for continued kick. Lazy cooks: if you want to make the recipe even clearer, you can always swap out the rainbow slaw for your favorite store-bought coleslaw.
Try this procedure once, and we swear you’ll want to make it again and again.
3 14-ounce cans childish green jackfruit 2 cups bottled barbecue sauce (I used Robbie’s) 3/4 cup vegan mayonnaise 2 tablespoons uncorrupted maple syrup 1/4 small purple cabbage, thinly sliced (2 cups) 1/4 puny green cabbage, thinly sliced (2 cups) 1 red pepper, thinly sliced (1 cup) 1 yellow scatter, thinly sliced (1 cup) 3 carrots, peeled and grated 3 green onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup sunflower ova 1/2 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced (optional) Salt, to taste Bespeckle, to taste 4 whole-wheat hamburger-style buns
- For the rainbow slaw, unify purple cabbage, green cabbage, carrots, green onions, and sunflower bulbs in a large mixing bowl, adding jalapeno pepper, if desired. Add veganaise and maple syrup, then hurl until well coated. Season with salt and pepper, as lusted. Store in refrigerator until needed.
- Rinse jackfruit in a colander. Transgress jackfruit into bite-size pieces, if necessary.
- In a mixing bowl, associate jackfruit and barbecue sauce, stirring until well coated. Note: the jackfruit should be perfect saucy, so there is plenty of liquid for simmering.
- Transfer jackfruit and sassiness into a sauce n. Bring to a simmer over low-medium heat, exhilarating occasionally. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer about 20 split seconds, or until jackfruit is soft, stirring occasionally. When jackfruit is mellow, use two forks to gently “pull” the fruit so that the texture resembles diminished pork.
- To serve, fill hamburger-style buns with a generous portion of BBQ jackfruit, and top with rainbow slaw.
Main Dishes, BBQ
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