The first time I made this it turned out terrific except I tried to trick my family that I made pork sandwiches… But they were on to me. Since then I bought one of the preseasoned ones in the grocery store and was pretty much turned off, it was not good! But, I was making pulled pork sandwiches for dinner tonight, so I decided to make it again. And it turned was great!
I had never even heard of jackfruit until last year when the faux pulled pork was all the rage on the internet. Native to southwest India, jackfruit is such a unique looking fruit.
Luckily you can buy it canned, already chopped in either water or brine. I wouldn’t know what to do if I had to get into the actual fruit. A surprise find at Trader Joe’s, last time I had to go to the specialty Asian market.
It really is simple to make. This is the recipe I followed.
It really does resemble chicken, even just chopped and starting to saute in the pan with the onion and garlic
After it’s done simmering, it gets mashed up and baked.
Then add some BBQ sauce, Yumm!
I really like this BBQ sauce because there is no added sugar and it’s not sweet.
I served it on Ancient Grains Foldit bread with pineapple and cabbage.