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What to do with a can of jackfruit

Karen K Feb 10, 2008 09:20 AM

Bought this at an Asian grocery for a wonderful rice dish, the recipe for which seems to have disappeared. Anyone have suggestions for how to use it in other dishes?

  1. d
    deco.rate Apr 5, 2009 10:33 AM

    If you have green jackfruit, which is savory, you can use it in all kinds of dishes where you might otherwise use pulled pork. A restaurant near my house makes delicious jack fruit barbeque and jackfruit "carnitas" burritos. So good!

    1. v
      vttp926 Feb 10, 2008 03:50 PM

      I personally would stick the can in the fridge and then eat it when it is nice and cold. Jackfruit is one of my favorite fruits in the world. I wish I lived where I could get fresh ones easier.

      1. linguafood Feb 10, 2008 09:50 AM

        Is it in syrup? If so, it's pretty delish with some vanilla ice cream, or just on its own. I love jack fruit.

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        1. re: linguafood
          Karen K Feb 10, 2008 02:05 PM

          This breadfruit came in brine. It's yummy, tastes a lot like artichoke hearts, but doesn't seem like something for ice cream.

          1. re: Karen K
            kobetobiko Feb 10, 2008 02:17 PM

            I think it is jackfruit which has a yellowish flesh and canned in syrup. It is not the same as breadfruit.

            If you like Southeast Asian dessert, a bowl of shaved ice with condensed milk and jackfruits and other fruit is very refreshing! It is also good in coconut milk with tapioca

            1. re: Karen K
              maestra Feb 10, 2008 08:12 PM

              Tropical fruit salad dessert: Slice the jackfruit into strips. Slice up other favorite canned tropical fruits -- lychee, rambutan, toddy palm, whatever . . . add some nata de coco for texture. Sweeten a cup or so of coconut milk and mix into fruits (you can sweeten the milk with a bit of the canning syrups, if you like). Refrigerate overnight for the flavors to blend. Yum!

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