FruitsAndVeggiesMonday ~ Jackfruit Curry ๐Ÿš

in #fruitsandveggiesmonday โ€ข 3 years ago (edited)

I think it was two weeks ago when I had a conversation about jackfruit with another steemit foody. Her name is @myrandomness and I think she is asian. She posted a sweet tarte recipe with jackfruit. I only know jackfruit as a relatively new meat sub, told her about it and promised to post a recipe soon. And here it is ... I made a jackfruit curry with lots of vegetables ...

This will be my this weeks contribution to the #fruitsandveggiesmonday food contest initiated and hosted by our fabulous Lena from @lenasveganliving. The rules for the contest can be found here: STEEMIT FRUITS AND VEGGIES MONDAY COMPETITION ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡.

Jackfruit is well known in Asia and it actually is a very sweet fruit used for desserts and cakes and so on. The taste must be something between pinapple and bananae. I have never had the chance to try a fresh ripe jackfruit. Maybe I am going to try some canned from the asian supermarket another day. I don't know how much I can trust this information but they told us that because one tree can deliver around 25 fruits fifteen to twenty kilos in weight each. That's why it's alleged that it is sometimes impossible to process all the fruits quickly enough and some finally spoil. Now farmers start to harvest some of the fruits in an unripe state, when they are firmer and not sweet yet. They remove the skin, wash them, cut it in pieces and pack it under sterile conditions. The young jackfruit has a plain taste so it's possible to infuse it with any taste you want. That's how my jackfruit comes to my german supermarket. I hope this story is true because I always have ambivalent feelings when using new fashy trend products from far far away. The product has to come a long way and causes environmental problems in its originate region (see avocado, palm oil, coconut oil ... ... ) This jackfruit supposedly comes fom organic farms and the farmers use the jackfruit trees to protect their rice fields from windy conditions.ย 

Another good thing about jackfruit is it is soy and glutenfree (compared to other meat subs) and contains a lot of fibers and minerals.

But now the delicious part, the actual food ... ๐Ÿ˜‹

Ingredients:

  • one package of jackfruitย 
  • vegetables of your choice (I hab eggplant, carrots, bell pepper, romanesco, pak choi and australian spinach)
  • canned tomatoes
  • one can of coconut milk
  • red curry paste
  • lemon grass paste
  • peanut butter
  • teriyaki sauce and tamari soy sauce to marinate the jackfruit
  • fresh garlic and fresh ginger (chopped)
  • vegetable oil for fryingย 
  • basmati rice

Preparation:

I first marinated the jackfruit flesh with som teryaki sauce and tamari.

Then I prepared the veggies. I chopped the carrots, bell peppers, eggplant and the stems of the pak choi in bitesized pieces, the leaves in stripes and broke the romanesco into florets.

I fried the marinated jackfruit with some fresh chopped garlic in vegetable oil in my wok.

I removed the jackfruit and set it aside and fried the eggplant with freshly chopped garlic and ginger and a teaspoon of red curry paste (depends on how hot your curry paste is - mine is very hot). I added two cups of water to cook the eggplant well without adding more oil.

I added the carrots and the bellpepper and a teaspoon of lemon grass paste and stirfried for a moment. I don't want my vegetables too soft but you can cook them longer if you like.

I put into the wok the stems of the pak choi and the romanesco florets and cooked for a few mor minutes.

I stirred in the coconut milk, three tablespoons of peanut butter and added the green ย leaves and the can of chopped tomatoes, let cook for a minute ...

... and finally the already fried jackfruit. Isn't the color disturbing interesting? ๐Ÿ˜œ

I served the curry with a bowl of fresh cooked light and grainy basmati rice. Enjoy!

Have a successful week everyone! โ˜€๏ธ

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Your Jackfruit from that little package looks very, meaty wow! I never saw one like that. We have them usually frozen, canned or even the whole fruit in Asian supermarket, but I never bough one. I usually get the frozen one, but it's been a while since I did. Your recipe is absolutely to die for and I wish you could beam some for me, lol. Well, I guess I should go get some jackfruit and make it right? ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡
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Yeah! You might give it another chance - like I did. It won't be something I would eat weekly but every now and then ... I am thinking about a jackfruit-"tuna" pizza... ๐Ÿ•
Thank you, dear Lena!

Always a pleasure Sweetie and I am definitely going to get some jackfruit soon, lol.

wow, das sieht so gut aus und ich kann es sogar riechen, es duftet herrlich!

Hehe! Da hast du aber eine gute Nase! ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ˜˜

LOL, ja die habe ich von meinen Hunden geerbt ๐Ÿคญ

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I'm always amazed how divers your recipes are! This looks great, very inviting, makes me want to eat it ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you, Erika! This makes me blush. I'd love to invite you!

Very sweet of you, thank you! :))

This looks perfect, way to knock it out of the park. The fun facts about Jack fruits are very interesting too. Iโ€™ve never seen packaged jackfruit (although Iโ€™ve never looked), our market has big ol huge jack fruits. My husband asks me what the enormous weird looking fruits are all the time.

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This is what they look like scaled. Impressive right?!? Great entry @pusteblume, you sure arenโ€™t going to make it easy this week.

Whoaaa! They are impressive indeed! I knew they were huge but you standing next to them makes it more conceivable! I am speechless! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

This isnโ€™t me, I pulled it from Duck Duck Go. They are massive though. You donโ€™t find them in our market every week but every time they show up, my husband asks what they are. Haha

Ahhh, ok! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Wow! I've seen them once or twice, but I don't know if I've ever seen one that big! I can sometimes find whole ones at the international market, but I've been too scared to buy one so I usually get the canned. I'd love to taste a sweet ripe one sometime, though!

Yes, it's really impressive! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I wouldnโ€™t even know how to pick a ripe one. They are kind of intimidating. I mean, do you need a machete to crack one? Haha, Iโ€™m not sure.

... and thank you for the compliment! โ˜บ๏ธ

You bet, you deserve a ton of compliments with this dish.

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Haha yes, I'm Asian. I'm from the Philippines.
Even though I see jackfruits in the market when they're in season, I have never seen it on a tree so I googled a picture. It is true!
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We always wait for jackfruit to ripen before consuming it, so using it as a meat sub was surprising. Thanks for this :) and it does look like meat after cooking, a healthy alternative.

Oh I totally love jackfruit!! I have tried it for the first time only a while ago and just love it so much!!! Delicious curry darling!!

Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I am so happy that you like this!

I am also jackfruit lover! ;))
I ate young fresh jackfruit at a tropical fruit farm in Australia and it tastes like chewing gum for kids ha ha

Holly Wonkie ! This sounds so delicious ! We don't find jackfruit here, I know a restaurant that make burger with Jack but I found it not very tasty, I think it lacked of some spicies to enhance the taste....I bet your receipe is tasty as can be and it makes me mouth watering...! ^_^
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True! It's like when you cook tofu. It's all about the spices. And the way you cook it. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜˜

Oooh, I have almost all of these ingredients in my kitchen... I've never tried jackfruit in a stir fry, but of course it sounds delicious! I loaded up on a few extra cans last time I went to the international market, so I may have to give this one a try soon. Excellent recipe @pusteblume!!

For a long time I kept away from jackfruit. Then I tried it in my favorite vegan restaurant and wasn't too excited. I thought it's overrated. But now I gave it a chance twice. I tried some tuna style pasta sauce and marinated the jackfruit in soysauce and pulverized wakame for a while. That was delicious as well. I had a guest while cooking so there was no time for taking photos ...

Mmm! Looks so colorfully delicious and makes me want to stick a fork through the screen for a taste! @pusteblume

๐Ÿฅ„ ... here is a virtual spoon for you ... ๐Ÿ˜‹
Thank you, Nina! How nice of you!

For sure, this taste heavenly delicious, anything with jackfruit makes the dish superb.

@pusteblume, yes, sometimes we fry jackfruit together with banana. banana (cardava type banana) and jackfruit, wrapped it in a springroll wrapper and fried yummy! Its a traditional Filipino snack called Turon or banana springroll. It was my entry last week #fruitsandveggiesmonday, though minus the jackfruit.

Thanks for your recipe. Xx

Oh yes! I've seen it! Sounds amazing! Do you serve them with a sauce or so? What kind of?

Amazing article, @pusteblume. I hope to read more from you so I just followed you. I am a big fan of all plant based foods and I found most of the things I know through these 5 movies. Have you heard about them or watched them?
https://steemit.com/food/@cocktailguy/you-want-to-be-healty-follow-advice-on-how-to-shape-your-eating-habits-from-these-food-documentaries

I have heard about them but I think I didn't watch any of them. I am vegetarian since my early twenties and became vegan about threes years ago after reading a brochure which is available as an audiobook too (on YouTube

- but I think it's only available in german). Thank you for the compliment and for your support!

Now I am hungry for curry! Any kind will do because yours looks lovely!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Thank you, my dear Melinda! Hope you're doing well!

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