Jack Fruit 'Pulled Pork'

We thought we would get a little creative recently at dinner time and experiment with some new fruit and flavours. And we came up with this, the amazing Vegan version of pulled pork. It goes well in wraps or with a filling baked potato and even some vegan coleslaw on the side. Lets just say it was an instant hit! You can find jack fruit and your local Asian store or super market.

Ingredients: (serves 2-3)

- 1 can of young green jackfruit in brine

- 1 brown onion chopped

- 1 garlic clove minced

- 1 table spoon of rapeseed oil

- 3 table spoons of smoked bbq sauce

- 1 tea spoon of black strap molasses

- 1 and 1/2 tea spoons of onion powder

- 1/2 tea spoon of ground nutmeg

- 2 tea spoons of smoked paprika

- 1/2 cup of vegetable stock

- salt and pepper to taste

Cashew Coleslaw:

- 1 cup of cashews soaked for 3-6 hours

- 2/3 cup of soya milk

- 1/4 cup of olive oil

- 1 table spoon maple syrup

- 1 tea spoon of onion powder

- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

- 2 cups of shredded carrots, cabbage and onion

Equipment:

- measuring cups

- table spoon

- tea spoon

- large pot

- blender

- frying pan

- sharp knife

- can opener

Instructions:

1. prepare the coleslaw by blending your soaked cashews with all other ingredients except for the shredded carrots, cabbage and onion. Blend and stir until no lumps remain.

2. Now mix in the shredded carrots, cabbage and onions until well coated, place in the refrigerator until needed.

3. Drain and rinse the jack fruit, slice and pull of the hard core centre

4. In a large frying pan fry the onion, garlic and oil until fragrant then add the jackfruit, molasses, onion powder, bbq sauce and a few tablespoons of stock and stir well to prevent sticking to the pan.

5. Simmer over a medium to high heat and use a fork to pull the jackfruit gently until it shreds.

6. Slowly add the rest of the stock and keep stirring, don;t pull the jack fruit too much it needs to be a little chunky.

7. Simmer on low heat for 3 minutes and then remove from the heat.

8. Serve with your coleslaw and add the rest of your meal, we highly recommend some wholemeal wraps, salad and peppers. Or the traditional baked potato.

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