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MarciaB

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So...jackfruit - got any recipes?
« on: September 28, 2018, 06:20:23 PM »
I'm starting to hear about jackfruit and made my first recipe today (a "pulled pork" BBQ number). Very interesting food item! It's always great to have meat substitute items in the diet that aren't super processed soy and who the hell knows what.

Have you got recipes that are a go-to for this item?

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Re: So...jackfruit - got any recipes?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 06:51:56 PM »
I hope someone does because I’ve only made it as pulled pork and all things you can make with pulled pork- tacos, tamale pie, rice bowls-


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Re: So...jackfruit - got any recipes?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 03:01:36 PM »
I have no Asian store in my area. Where can I buy it where the prices are not jacked up? Any Asian markets on line?

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Re: So...jackfruit - got any recipes?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 03:06:57 PM »
I have no Asian store in my area. Where can I buy it where the prices are not jacked up? Any Asian markets on line?

Trader Joe's sells canned jackfruit at reasonable prices.

I hope someone does because Iíve only made it as pulled pork and all things you can make with pulled pork- tacos, tamale pie, rice bowls-


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Ha, all I have is a pulled pork recipe. *shrugs* I'll be curious to see what other people have tried!

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Re: So...jackfruit - got any recipes?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 04:33:20 PM »
PTF. I have no advice but have been curious about trying jackfruit. Maybe I shall go grab a can at TJ's today....

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Re: So...jackfruit - got any recipes?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 05:16:07 PM »
When you eat it, it tasted like juicy fruit gum, then it changes to mango, pineapple and banana.  I paid $3 a pound and it was a 10 pound fruit ($30).  We stripped out the meat and a group of ten ate about 1/4 of it.  It's an interesting taste, but it gets old quickly.  I ate a couple of the "hearts".  I don't find any redeeming qualities for utilizing it in cooking.  I may be wrong, but to me it's like adding juicy fruit to your food.

 

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Re: So...jackfruit - got any recipes?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2018, 05:51:04 PM »
Love jackfruit! My landlady in Cambodia used to give me some from the tree that grew in our yard.

Never tried cooking with it or the tinned versions. A big part of the appeal for me is the texture and layers of flavor, both of which go away quickly after opening the fruit.

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Re: So...jackfruit - got any recipes?
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2018, 10:45:31 PM »
I've just used the canned kind from Trader Joe's, it's in brine. Wasn't sweet, but neither was it salty from the brine.