BY Ceres Organics
Ready in 20 | Serves 3-4
If you’re not familiar, yes jackfruit does not look like much straight from the can, but stay with us, because it transforms into a delicious ingredient that you can substitute for meat. Jackfruit shreds look A LOT like pulled pork and you can use them in a variety of ways, so you’ve got options… Jackfruit pizza, tacos, burritos, dumplings, enchiladas, add it into your nourish bowls, you get the idea.
This recipe comes together pretty easily and pretty quickly, around 30 minutes from scratch and just 8 ingredients. The end result, plant based sandwiches that quite possibly will fool any carnivore into thinking they’re eating pulled pork! Jackfruit is a bit like tofu in that it needs a bit of love but when done right, the results are insanely delicious. Let’s just say when word got out, jackfruit took over Pinterest feeds, and the Internet went a little crazy.
To pull together a good sandwich, start with some good bread, some flavour enhancers, think pesto, mayo (we also used sriracha for extra heat), aioli perhaps… Add some obligatory greens, we also used sundried tomatoes, roasted pumpkin would be another good add in. Get creative. In the make or buy situation, these sandwiches are one for the win.
2 cans Organic Young Jackfruit
3 -4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp Organic Cayenne Pepper
Chilli flakes, to taste
¼ cup barbeque sauce
3-4 tsp Organic Tamari Soy Sauce
2 tsp liquid smoke, optional
Dash of Organic Sriracha Chilli Sauce , add more if you want more heat
Coriander, parsley and any sandwich ingredients
Drain both jackfruit tins. Remove the pointy ends off each piece of jackfruit, these are tough, so will not give you the ‘pulled pork’ texture.
Heat a little olive oil in a medium pan. Add the garlic and fry off gently until fragrant. Add the spices, fry gently stirring constantly – to avoid burning the garlic, for a minute or so. Mix in the barbeque sauce tamari and Sriracha sauce. Taste and adjust to your liking.
Now add your jackfruit along with the liquid smoke, if using. Mix well. Then using a fork to tear the jackfruit pieces to break up the fibres so you get that ‘pulled pork’ look.
Simmer for 10 or so minutes. Serve immediately in your sandwich or store in container until ready to use.