When I first read about jackfruit, I thought no way a tree can provide anything that might taste or looks like pulled pork.. Boy was I wrong. I’ve never been a fan of pulled pork before going vegan. But after a few years of learning about different herbs, spices and everything you can throw in the mix, I decided to try it anyways. And it’s so good! Forget about pork everyone, eat this and you won’t miss sh#t. To make pulled pork you have to add a hella’ lot of spices anyways to make sure it doesn’t taste like dead. So do yourself a favour, google for the nearest toko in your city, and let the cooking begin. Also, don’t forget to walk around a bit while visiting a toko. They sell so much stuff that you can’t buy at your local supermarket. Just a tip 😉. Share your foodpics and let me know in a comment below what you think, okay 😋?
– 2 cans of young green jackfruit (green, not the ones in syrup)
– 1 cup BBQ sauce
– 1/4 cup salt free vegetable broth
– 1 red onion, diced
– 3 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 tbsp liquid smoke
– 1 tsp smoked paprika
– 1 tsp sea salt
– 1/2 tsp onion powder
– 1/2 tsp garlic powder
– 1/4 cumin powder
– 1/4 ground black pepper
– 1/4 chili powder
– bread and optional toppings
Extra needed: can opener, scale, measuring cups&spoons, oven, baking tray, baking paper, forks, skillet
serves: 4-6 portions
Drain and rinse the jackfruit. Take a big, non-stick skillet and heat over medium-high heat.
Add a little water, add the diced onion and cook for 6-8 minutes, until tender.
In the last minute, add the garlic.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add the rinsed jackfruit. Add all the dry herbs and vegetable broth, and cover to cook for another 8-10 minutes.
Once your jackfruit is soft enough to mash, take 2 forks to tear it apart. Or use a potato masher.
Preheat the oven to 200℃/400℉.
Take a baking tray and cover with baking paper. Add the jackfruit and spread an equally divided layer on top.
Place in the oven for 15 minutes.
Once the buzzer goes, take the baking tray out of the oven and spread 1/2 a cup of bbq sauce on top of the jackfruit. Add the 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke and mix roughly.
Place in the oven once again for another 8-10 minutes, watch closely the last few minutes.
Does the jackfruit looks golden with a few burnt edges here and there?
Then your crispy pulled pork is ready to be served.
Take out of the oven, add extra bbq sauce if you prefer an saucier mixture and serve immediately.
You can store left over jackfruit in the fridge for a few days. Just simple reheat in the oven or a frying pan for a couple of minutes.