The top most delicious Jackfruit recipes
Here are some of the top jackfruit recipes vegan and utterly delicious! Jackfruit, or chakka is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world. As we move more and more to finding meat-alternatives, Jackfruit is proved to be a relatively cheap, arguably more eco-friendly crop and absolutely delicious alternative. Therefore here is a list of my favourite recipes with jackfruit!
WHAT IS JACKFRUIT?
If you are yet to try Jackfruit, if eaten fresh it has a sweet taste, perhaps the in between of a banana or apple. Dried jackfruit is chewy with a sweet honey-like taste. Dehydrated jackfruit pieces don’t seem to taste of much whereas if you boil jackfruit the flavour becomes more dense and savoury. It isn’t just the taste which is the marvel of jackfruit. When cooked, the texture of the jackfruit almost mimics a tenderly cooked meat, like pulled pork. It shreds apart but the density will absorb any flavours creating a delicious meat replacement. In addition, the jackfruit is abundant with minerals and vitamins so is a healthy addition.
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TOP JACKFRUIT RECIPES
I believe this was the recipe I used when I cooked Jackfruit for the very first time and I fell in love. The Minimalist Baker has some amazing meat-alternative recipes and this is a perfect example. It is a take on BBQ pulled-pork, yet so simple. The recipe uses canned jackfruit which is slow cooked filled with flavour and shredded to serve. Utterly mouthwatering, I would even say it tastes better a pulled-pork BBQ sandwich. So even if you aren’t looking for vegan meals, this is one to try for it’s delicious flavour.
The Recipe is excerpted from DISHOOM: “From Bombay with Love” by Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar & Naved Nasir. Copyright © 2019. Available from Bloomsburg Publishing.
If you aren’t aware of Dishoom, it is an incredible restaurant based in London, a destination for Indian street food in Bombay-style. Definitely worth visiting! Upon the arrival of the hotly anticipated cookbook, Dishoom allowed their fans to recreate their dishes at home. This Jackfruit Biriyani makes a deliciously spiced Indian curry, swap the greek-yogurt for coconut yogurt to make it vegan.
If you are searching for the perfect winter vegan jackfruit recipe, look no further. The Veggie Society has given us the perfect winter go-to comfort meal. It is a one pot dish recipe made of vegetables, gnocchi, jackfruit and red wine – what more could you want! This deep, rich, flavourful meat-less stew is just what you need on a cold evening. I often mix it up and throw in whatever vegetables I have to hand, it is freezer friendly too so perfect for making a large batch.
Oh wow! A lighter, meat-less and incredibly tasty take on a traditional Greek gyros, this has to be a winner! There is nothing better than enjoying food which should be bad but is actually pretty healthy. This recipe involves infusing the jackfruit in delicious spices and flavours then baking in the oven to get a crispy crunch. The recipe also gives a guide on making making the fries and salad which make up a gyros and assembling in the pita. This dish is a great idea for serving to guest at a summer party!
I love a sandwich, tuna melt in particular. So this meat-less sandwich with jackfruit was right up my street! This recipe shows the incredible versatility of flavour jackfruit holds. There is a lot of ingredients involved in making this, but oh my gosh is it worth it! This recipe doesn’t require cooking the jackfruit, it gets minced with celery, carrot and red onion and packed full of seasoning like dijon mustard, dill and garlic powder. Then using a pan of sandwich press, toasted to melted perfection with vegan cheese and your favourite bread.
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