How to make:
Tacos with Jackfruit and delicious Toppings
Vegan version of "pulled pork" in small corn tortillas
Vegan / Vegetarian
Making "meat" from jackfruit has been on my to-do list for a long time and recently I finally got to do it! Of course, as a Mexican I had to put the result into a taco immediately ;). It's actually pretty similar-looking to "cochinita pibil", a traditional Mexican dish, which takes a lot of time and great ingredients and is often eaten with tortillas. For this vegan everyday version you only need ingredients that you probably already have at home and canned jackfruit that you can find in every supermarket. I was positively surprised by the result and the recipe passed the friends and family taster-test! If you have never had tacos at home before, now is your chance to start with super delicious ones.
Important for the tacos are tortillas made of corn flour, for the toppings you can use anything you can get your hands on! On my first try I had fried pineapple with the pulled jackfruit and I can totally recommend it. Any kind of vegetable, slightly fried and spiced or raw with fresh cilantro, for example, but also fruits like pineapple or pomegranate go great with these Tacos. All kinds of dips and sauces (check out my Mexican dips), cheese, beans,... make your tacos truly delicious. Give it a try, have fun with this recipe!
For 2 servings of Jackfruit:
2 Cans Jackfruit (about 480g)
3tbsp Lemon juice
3tbsp Apple vinegar
1tsp Paprika powder
2 Garlic cloves
1tsp Cayenne pepper
Ingredients for the Toppings:
Cream cheese/curd/sour cream
3tbsp Lemon juice · 3tbsp Apple vinegar · 1tsp Paprika powder · 1tsp Cumin · Worcester Sauce · Ketchup · Salt · 1tsp Cayenne pepper · Pepper
For the barbecue sauce, mix lemon juice, vinegar, paprika powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, Worcester sauce, ketchup, salt and pepper.
2 Cans jackfruit
Take the jackfruit out of the can and drain. If necessary, cut into smaller pieces. Add the BBQ sauce and mix well.
2 Garlic cloves · 1 Onion · Oil
Den Knoblauch und die Zwiebel klein schneiden. Etwas Öl in einer Pfanne heiß machen und sie darin kurz anbraten. Dann die Jackfrucht dazugeben und 5-10 Minuten mitbraten.
Avocado · Lemon juice · Salt · Pepper · Cilantro
An avocado topping is easily done by dicing the avocado and seasoning with lemon juice, salt, pepper and cilantro.
Cream cheese · Garlic · Paprika powder · Cilantro
For a white sauce simply mix cream cheese or curd cheese with finely chopped garlic, paprika powder and cilantro.
Paprika · Oil · Salt · Pepper
Grilled peppers also go very well with Tacos. Simply cut the peppers into strips, roast them in some oil until they are soft and season with salt and pepper.
Tomatoes · Onion · Salt
Sliced tomatoes and onion with a little salt are also great as a Topping.
Onion · Oil · Sugar
Caramelized onions can be made quickly by cutting the onion into fine strips, frying them and adding some sugar. When they are nice and soft and slightly brown, they are ready.
8-10 Corn tortillas
Finally, serve the warm tortillas with the jackfruit "meat" and the toppings of your choice. Enjoy!
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