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Tinned Jackfruit 565g for £1.25 @ Asda

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Posted 13th Dec 2018Edited by:"thomasleep"

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Great meat substitute amkes a good change from the usual Quorn and other soya based veggie stuff around. Lovely in curries or used as pulled pork substitute, holds flavours from spices very well.Thanks to KetanS for pointing this out

.Recipe Suggestion - Pulled Jerk Jackfruit (Serves 4) Ingredients: 2 can Tropical Sun Young Green Jackfruit in Brine, 2 tbsp of Tropical Sun Rapeseed Oil, 1 onion (sliced), 1 1/2 tbsp Tropical Sun Minced Garlic Paste, 1/4 cup Tropical Sun Vegetable Stock, 3/4 cup Tropical Sun Jerk Marinade Preparation: Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease a baking tray. Drain and rinse the jackfruit. Use your hands to tear the strands of jackfruit from the harder core. The fruit will come apart very easily. Put the pulled jackfruit into bowl and put the cores into another bowl. Once everything has been pulled apart, use a knife to finely chop the harder cores. Lightly heat the oil in a pan, adding in the onion and garlic - sautéing for 5 mins until lightly browned. Add in the jackfruit and vegetable stock and cook for a further 8-10 mins until soft. Spread on a tray and place in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, add the Tropical Sun Jerk Marinade and mix thoroughly so that jackfruit is coated. Put back in the oven and bake until golden brown - for a further 10 mins approx. Remove form the oven and serve topped with coleslaw in a toasted bun.

3137542-e3CU8.jpgI have also posted some ready made spicy Jackfruit at Tesco hotukdeals.com/dea…d=7

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You lost me at "meat substitute".
you wait years for a jackfruit deal and then 2 come along in one day
johnson29311 m ago

Love how vegans hate meat so much that they keep bringing out, and using …Love how vegans hate meat so much that they keep bringing out, and using stuff to replicate meat!First it was veggie/meat-free Sausages and burgers or meat-free 'chicken' substitute for currys and such like. Now its using a fruit in savoury dishes, because it apparently has a similar texture to meat.Go figure.


I love how non vegans find the need to keep commenting on posts that are not relevant to them
Edited by: "missy2507" 13th Dec 2018
johnson29313/12/2018 19:39

Love how vegans hate meat so much that they keep bringing out, and using …Love how vegans hate meat so much that they keep bringing out, and using stuff to replicate meat!First it was veggie/meat-free Sausages and burgers or meat-free 'chicken' substitute for currys and such like. Now its using a fruit in savoury dishes, because it apparently has a similar texture to meat.Go figure.


Who said vegans hate meat? I think many are against the murder and suffering associated with animal products, not the taste or texture.
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You lost me at "meat substitute".
Really nice with BBQ sauce as a pulled pork alternative
WTF? Can't see the whole of the can but think it says 'free from artificial flavours and taste/ pleasure/ enjoyment'
you wait years for a jackfruit deal and then 2 come along in one day
Where does it come from (not ASDA) and what is it?
Thanks for the recipe
mcfadal13th Dec 2018

Where does it come from (not ASDA) and what is it?



Seems like a member of the fig tree and grown in a variety of places such as Africa, Brazil, Florida and Australia. Ripe and raw tastes like banana, mango and pineapple but cooked it takes on the flavours of the food it is cooked with and seems to be more savoury.
Never actually heard of it before today. Guess I learned something new.36486812-icT92.jpg

mcfadal9 m ago

Where does it come from (not ASDA) and what is it?


vegan waffle.
least environmently friendly, no wage harvested, processed, flown have way across the world for UK ppl to get on the latest trend
Many thanks for info. Been in all these places except Australia working and on holiday and never seen one in markets nor tasted one.
Not for me, give it back to Jack.
mcfadal5 m ago

Many thanks for info. Been in all these places except Australia working …Many thanks for info. Been in all these places except Australia working and on holiday and never seen one in markets nor tasted one.


You'll find it in popular and abundant in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia. I've missed some countries , but you get the idea I'm sure!.
It's funny that ASDA give a recipe suggestion, but don't stock half of the ingredients in the recipe.
wheresmejumper13/12/2018 17:09

you wait years for a jackfruit deal and then 2 come along in one day


Pretty sure I've seen 3 today!
thomasleep13/12/2018 17:50

they have them all !!! …they have them all !!! https://groceries.asda.com/product/cooking-ingredients/tropical-sun-traditional-jerk-seasoning/910002393758https://groceries.asda.com/product/cooking-ingredients/trs-minced-garlic-paste/910001269563https://groceries.asda.com/product/oil/ktc-extended-life-rapeseed-oil/910001456408https://groceries.asda.com/product/vegetable-stock/asda-vegetable-stock-cubes/1000000453242https://groceries.asda.com/product/onions-leeks/asda-growers-selection-loose-onion-order-by-number-of-onions-or-select-kg/20301



pinkism10 m ago

Pretty sure I've seen 3 today!


I did too...but seems like one's been removed!
thomasleep13/12/2018 17:50

they have them all !!! …they have them all !!! https://groceries.asda.com/product/cooking-ingredients/tropical-sun-traditional-jerk-seasoning/910002393758https://groceries.asda.com/product/cooking-ingredients/trs-minced-garlic-paste/910001269563https://groceries.asda.com/product/oil/ktc-extended-life-rapeseed-oil/910001456408https://groceries.asda.com/product/vegetable-stock/asda-vegetable-stock-cubes/1000000453242https://groceries.asda.com/product/onions-leeks/asda-growers-selection-loose-onion-order-by-number-of-onions-or-select-kg/20301


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Also, the recipe calls for Tropical Sub Jerk Marinade, not powdered seasoning.

Dait5 m ago


I would have taken the time to type nerd, so guilty
kebabthief13/12/2018 18:05

[Image] [Image] [Image] Also, the recipe calls for Tropical Sub Jerk …[Image] [Image] [Image] Also, the recipe calls for Tropical Sub Jerk Marinade, not powdered seasoning.


That jar is not powder!
thomasleep13/12/2018 18:07

That jar is not powder!


OK. I stand corrected. It isn't powder, but it's far from the suggested ingredient in the recipe. That jar say to rub 2 tablespoons over 500g of chicken. The recipe calls for 3/4 of a cup of Jerk Marinade. If you put 2/3 of a cup of that jar in, in would absolutely blow your head off and probably actually be inedible.

Anyway, my original comment still holds true, as it's only the onions and ASDA vegetable stock (which I'm sure is far different from the Caribbean vegetable stock) are all they have in stock. I may still get some jackfruit for a curry in the future.
Thanks for posting, bizarre how many negative comments there are, some people have far too much time on their hands.
Wow this has been hijacked as a cooking ingredient i have always known it just as a piece of fruit
kebabthief5 m ago

OK. I stand corrected. It isn't powder, but it's far from the suggested …OK. I stand corrected. It isn't powder, but it's far from the suggested ingredient in the recipe. That jar say to rub 2 tablespoons over 500g of chicken. The recipe calls for 3/4 of a cup of Jerk Marinade. If you put 2/3 of a cup of that jar in, in would absolutely blow your head off and probably actually be inedible.Anyway, my original comment still holds true, as it's only the onions and ASDA vegetable stock (which I'm sure is far different from the Caribbean vegetable stock) are all they have in stock. I may still get some jackfruit for a curry in the future.


It is well worth getting some and if they do not have stock near you those missing ingredients are easily substituted
Love how vegans hate meat so much that they keep bringing out, and using stuff to replicate meat!

First it was veggie/meat-free Sausages and burgers or meat-free 'chicken' substitute for currys and such like. Now its using a fruit in savoury dishes, because it apparently has a similar texture to meat.

Go figure.
Edited by: "johnson293" 13th Dec 2018
johnson29311 m ago

Love how vegans hate meat so much that they keep bringing out, and using …Love how vegans hate meat so much that they keep bringing out, and using stuff to replicate meat!First it was veggie/meat-free Sausages and burgers or meat-free 'chicken' substitute for currys and such like. Now its using a fruit in savoury dishes, because it apparently has a similar texture to meat.Go figure.


I love how non vegans find the need to keep commenting on posts that are not relevant to them
Edited by: "missy2507" 13th Dec 2018
Not very good with ice cream then?..
johnson29313/12/2018 19:39

Love how vegans hate meat so much that they keep bringing out, and using …Love how vegans hate meat so much that they keep bringing out, and using stuff to replicate meat!First it was veggie/meat-free Sausages and burgers or meat-free 'chicken' substitute for currys and such like. Now its using a fruit in savoury dishes, because it apparently has a similar texture to meat.Go figure.


Who said vegans hate meat? I think many are against the murder and suffering associated with animal products, not the taste or texture.
PlanetGanet6 m ago

Who said vegans hate meat? I think many are against the murder and …Who said vegans hate meat? I think many are against the murder and suffering associated with animal products, not the taste or texture.


Don't forget the massive environmental impact! Methane and deforestation to make room for cattle to mention two of many
i have had tinned jack fruit before but i bought them from a chinese grocery shop. they were very tasty but full of sugar as it was in syrup.

i note this one has no sugar. anyone tried this and can comment on how it tastes?
paul293 h, 28 m ago

WTF? Can't see the whole of the can but think it says 'free from …WTF? Can't see the whole of the can but think it says 'free from artificial flavours and taste/ pleasure/ enjoyment'


Free from karma too Paul
mutley113/12/2018 20:26

i have had tinned jack fruit before but i bought them from a chinese …i have had tinned jack fruit before but i bought them from a chinese grocery shop. they were very tasty but full of sugar as it was in syrup.i note this one has no sugar. anyone tried this and can comment on how it tastes?


It has a very subtle mildy sweet flavour not at all sugary and not acidic , probably why it is good for cooking as it does not have an overpowering taste and holds other flavours really well.
thomasleep13/12/2018 20:40

It has a very subtle mildy sweet flavour not at all sugary and not acidic …It has a very subtle mildy sweet flavour not at all sugary and not acidic , probably why it is good for cooking as it does not have an overpowering taste and holds other flavours really well.


thanks. i don't like it in my food, i just like eating it like a fruit. i may give it a try but i like the sugary taste so this may be too bland for me.
mutley113/12/2018 20:44

thanks. i don't like it in my food, i just like eating it like a fruit. …thanks. i don't like it in my food, i just like eating it like a fruit. i may give it a try but i like the sugary taste so this may be too bland for me.


For £1.25 it is worth a punt you could always cover it it cream or jam
thomasleep13/12/2018 20:49

For £1.25 it is worth a punt you could always cover it it cream or jam


i have had tinned fruit before in water and not in syrup and they taste really disgusting. if this tastes bad then it goes in the bin. covering the fruit in cream or jam sound really disgusting and that would go in the bin without even trying it
mutley115 m ago

i have had tinned fruit before in water and not in syrup and they taste …i have had tinned fruit before in water and not in syrup and they taste really disgusting. if this tastes bad then it goes in the bin. covering the fruit in cream or jam sound really disgusting and that would go in the bin without even trying it


Seriously don't bother!
I made a curry with this stuff last week. Pretty good, tastes like bland chicken. Know that's not a ringing endorsement, but it's cheap, healthy and better for the environment than meat (which I love, but it's shit for the planet)

My tips would be to cook it for longer than any recipe says (maybe 1/2 again) and soak it in a large basin of water beforehand to remove the brine taste.
mutley113/12/2018 20:26

i have had tinned jack fruit before but i bought them from a chinese …i have had tinned jack fruit before but i bought them from a chinese grocery shop. they were very tasty but full of sugar as it was in syrup.i note this one has no sugar. anyone tried this and can comment on how it tastes?


This one's an unripe jackfruit that you use as a vegetable,.so it doesn't have any sugar in it.
mutley11 h, 11 m ago

i have had tinned fruit before in water and not in syrup and they taste …i have had tinned fruit before in water and not in syrup and they taste really disgusting. if this tastes bad then it goes in the bin. covering the fruit in cream or jam sound really disgusting and that would go in the bin without even trying it


It's not to be eaten as a fruit, although it's a fruit, unripe jackfruit is always cooked as a vegetable.
polarbaba3 m ago

This one's an unripe jackfruit that you use as a vegetable,.so it doesn't …This one's an unripe jackfruit that you use as a vegetable,.so it doesn't have any sugar in it.


Thanks. No good for me then as i would not want this in my food.
PlanetGanet5 h, 25 m ago

Who said vegans hate meat? I think many are against the murder and …Who said vegans hate meat? I think many are against the murder and suffering associated with animal products, not the taste or texture.


Exactly this.
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