Spicy Jackfruit Tacos
Posted in Salads and Sandwiches on Monday Dec. 1, 2014, 6:51 a.m.
As we enter our next week of moving, I am ridiculously thankful that we signed a 24 month lease on our hew house. Don't ge me wrong, I love change and travel and all those lovely things but the moving aspect I am a little over. I am really excited to really discover Vancouver and all it has to offer over what I consider to be a long term stay. Plus, you know with the personal chef service under way, I'm going to need all that time to really sink my teeth into thsi new venture and bring it to the next level!
We got our first snow the other day, and it has decided to stick around for a bit here in Coquitlam. I hear it's not a usual occurence around here, so of course it had to happen when we got here. I love snow, theoretically. In practice? As long as I dont have to deal with mountains of dirty slush and such things... I can deal with the pretty scenery.
So this got me in a warm state of mind, so I made tacos. They are quintessentially summer food, but also very satisfying cold weather food too! Win-win!
These bad boys pack a punch of flavor and texture. Jackfruit is so incredibly versatile. I used green jackfruit canned in brine in this recipe, so make sure to read the lable because it does also come ripe packed in syrup. Not quite the flavors we are looking for in this recipe!
This is a great recipe for anyone transitionning to a plant-based/vegan/vegetarian diet too, because the texture of the jacfruit is really close to the carnita tacos you can get at any taco shop. Want to make it even closer? If you do use oils in your cooking, you can saute the jacfruit with a bit of oil instead of just dry in the pan to make it a bit crispy. If not and you still want a bit of that texture, broil it in the oven for a few minutes, until you can start to see them browning.
Have you ever used jackfruit? Share your recipes in the comments below, I'd love more ideas to try out!