Jackfruit seems to be everywhere at the moment. It’s the new ‘in’ food. Having been a vegetarian for almost 15 years I have exhausted almost every alternative to meat and so anything new on the market I’m excited to try. I came across a can of jackfruit in a health food shop and picked it up, thinking I would try something with it.
Whilst it was nice, I’m not sure I would make it again. Perhaps I did not flavour it well enough but I found it still had a distinct fruity after taste to it. It looked amazing though!
Here’s how I made jackfruit burgers…
In order to make this you will need:
- 1 can of jackfruit – in water
- 1 Onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- BBQ sauce
- 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
- Black Pepper
Before making this I had only ever seen jackfruit in cooked its cooked form when it looks like puller pork. I was quite surprised to see it in its raw form and thought I would share a picture with you.
Rinse the jackfruit and put to the side.
Fry together the onion and garlic in a tablespoon of oil.
Fry for around 5 minutes until the onion begins to brown.
Add the jackfruit with the teaspoon of cayenne pepper and pepper.
Fry for around 10 minutes.
Add the BBQ sauce – quantity depends on taste. We used about 1/3 of a bottle which sounds like loads but it didn’t go very far!
Then leave to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring regularly to prevent it from sticking.
The end result looked amazing. I would eat it again but would not go to the effort of making it again. I thought it would be a healthy meat substitute, however the amount of BBQ sauce needed renders it an unhealthy option!
Did I cook jackfruit wrong?
Are there healthier and tastier approaches to cooking it?