I first heard of jackfruit in a blog post over at Herding Cats & Burning Soup blog, and ever since seeing that recipe, I've been wanting to try it. Yeah, it took me a while to get around to it and to talk Ken into trying it but I finally did. The recipe is pretty easy but I changed a couple of things mostly because I don't like garlic or ginger so I didn't use either of those things. But I did use some garlic powder since I can handle the taste of that and don't find it over powering.
I watched a couple of Youtube videos about preparing jackfruit so I rinsed the jackfruit, squeezed out the seeds and cut off the core ( hard part of jackfruit) and then shredded the rest of it with my fingers. It shreds really easily.
Then I added the onion to the pan and sauteed it until the onions were sufficiently cooked, about 10 minutes.
Then I added the bbq seasoning, garlic powder and bbq sauce. Turned the heat down to low and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
I made coleslaw with it and added a little to my sandwich along with the bbq, jackfruit mixture. Ken and our daughter ate this for dinner as well and it was good. I'm surprised I got them both to try it but they both liked it.
You will need:
2- 14 oz cans young green jackfruit
1/2 medium sweet yellow onion- diced
2 tbsp bbq seasoning
3/4 cup bbq sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Drain and rinse the jackfruit. Cut off hard core part and remove any seeds you find.
Shred the jackfruit with your fingers.
Add jackfruit and diced onion to pan and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until onions are cooked through.
Add bbq sauce, garlic powder and bbq seasoning mix. Simmer over low heat for another 5 minutes and serve on a bun.