Recipes

Barbecue Pulled Jackfruit

Sweet, sticky and smoky. Jackfruit is a game changer when it comes to a natural ‘meat replacement’ for vegan meals. Slow cooked and shredded up it resembles pulled pork, deep fried in nugget from can taste like chicken. There are so many possibilities, but this is definitely my favourite way to cook with it.

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Ingredients

  • 400g tin jackfruit in water
  • 150ml barbecue sauce
  • 100ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180c (200c fan gas mark 4).
  2. Drain and rinse the jackfruit, and add to a large frying pan on high heat.
  3. Fry off for 5 minutes to sear the sides of the chunks, and then add the paprika, salt and pepper.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and pour in the vegetable stock. Leave this to simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the jackfruit has visibly softened and all the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Transfer the mixture into an oven proof dish and place into the oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove the jackfruit from the oven and mix through 100ml of the barbecue sauce (save the rest for later), before returning to the oven for a further 20 minutes.
  7. Take the jackfruit out of the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Once the jackfruit has cooled slightly, use 2 forks to shred it up. Once you have your desired consistency you can pour over the remaining barbecue sauce and give it all one final mix.

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The texture of shredded, slow cooked jackfruit is deliciously sweet and tender yet crispy, and works in a variety of different dishes.

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Barbecue jackfruit stuffed sweet potatoes with red cabbage slaw and tahini.

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Barbecue jackfruit sandwich with avocado and red cabbage.

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Barbecue jackfruit burrito with brown rice, spinach, guacamole and red onion.

 

Have you tried cooking with jackfruit? What do you think of the texture?

If you try my recipe I’d love to know what you think. You can always tag me on instagram if you do!

Jas

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Recipes · Reviews

Mr Singh’s Sauces

So it’s been a little while since my last post and I’ve been itching to write with no inspiration but then as if by magic what popped through the door but a lovely parcel from Mr Singh’s Sauces!

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I first had a try of this company in my subscription box to The Vegan Kind a couple of months ago with their Chilli, Lemon and Cracked Salt flavour crisps which I absolutely LOVED. Now I am not usually one for too much spice because I’m admittedly a massive pansy, but I do like a nice chilli flavour and these crisps really hit the spot, and if you’re like me with your heat tolerance,  paired with a big tub of hummus you have got a winning combo!

Mr Singh’s are a family run business from East London and one of the friendliest companies I’ve ever had the pleasure to speak to, so I was more than happy when they offered to send me some of their sauces to try out.

I got so excited when I saw the BBQ Chilli flavour because I am a fiend for barbecue flavoured anything. I knew I had to pop out to grab some jackfruit for the ultimate test (they’re now selling cans for £1.20 in sainsbury’s fyi!), and wow I am so glad this is how I tried it out! The chilli flavour in the sauce gave just enough heat that you can taste it without overpowering the flavour, and the sweetness from the jackfruit balanced out the spice so well. Pop it into a wrap with salad or over some rice and veggies and you’ve got a deeeelish meal.

Quick recipe

Drain a can of jackfruit while your frying pan heats up.

Add jackfruit to the pan and cook on high until it’s goes almost crispy and you can start to shred it with a fork.

Add as little or as much of your sauce of choice as you’d like! I used a fair bit because I like it saucy.

Continue to cook on a medium heat so that the sauce doesn’t burn the pan, until it thickens and all the jackfruit is coated.

And serve! Super easy and really tasty.

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Next up to try was the Hot Punjabi Chilli sauce, which I drizzled over some sesame broccoli and noodles. If you are a fan of Sriracha then this is the one for you. Perfectly spicy with a slight sweetness from the molasses coming through. Just try not to go overboard with the drizzling or your mouth may be on fire!

Now for someone who can hardly handle spice, I really, really like Mr Singh’s product’s because although there is heat, the flavours that power over that are incredible and so tasty.

Have you tried anything from Mr Singh’s? If not then you definitely need to! You can order directly through their website Mr Singh’s Sauce, or find a list of their stockists on there too.