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BBQ Pulled Jackfruit!

I have been excited to post about this dish ever since I learned about it from Chef Andy at my recent PKU Event. This recipe is so simple, and so delicious!

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Have you ever even heard of Jack Fruit? I hadn’t. But it turns out it is the perfect substitute for pulled pork. It’s appearance and texture when shredded make you feel like you’re biting into a warm satisfying BBQ sandwich.

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Can you believe that is fruit?

Look for canned Jack fruit in your local Asian Market, or possibly a health food market. My local Sprouts did not carry it, but an Asian Market down the freeway did.

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It is important to buy the Jack fruit that is in just water, and NOT sweetened. 

1 can of this makes about 2 sandwiches. You boil the jack fruit and let is simmer for an hour. Make sure to keep adding water though. The second time I made this I forgot and ended up with charbroiled jack fruit because all the water evaporated.

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Chef Andy’s recipe included a homemade BBQ sauce, but I am all about convenience, and BBQ sauce is actually pretty low in Phe (8 mg/ Tablespoon). Also, I thought it tasted really good on toasted bread with mayonnaise spread on the inside of each slice.

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Ingredients

1 can jack fruit in water

Up to 1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce

2 slices of low-protein bread or buns (or whatever bread you can tolerate)

Mayonnaise

Recipe

Empty can of jackfruit with water into a sauce pan. Make sure fruit is covered in water (add water if needed). Bring to a boil. Let simmer for 1 hour, until fork tender, adding water as needed.

Drain water. Pour fruit into a mixing bowl. Pour 3/4 cup BBQ (or to taste). Stir well, breaking up chunks of jack fruit.

Toast bread or warm rolls. Spread with mayonaise. Spread BBQ jack fruit onto bread and enjoy!

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