What the heck is jackfruit you might ask? And why does it taste like pulled pork?
Jackfruit is a fruit native to Southeast Asia, and the actual fruit range from 10 - 100lbs. WOWZA! It can be found in Canada in canned form in Asian stores or in the canned food section of some regular grocery stores. It can also be found in many health food stores in North America under the brand Upton Naturals.
Here's the thing...the flesh of the fruit has a pulled pork like consistency. It also doesn't have much taste, so takes on whatever sauce you put with it (like BBQ sauce or chili lime, like below).
So, it's taken the health food world by storm as a fun way to make a 'pulled pork esque' recipe.
I created this recipe for a segment on Global TV last year and realized I didn't actually ever share it. So, here it is!! It's pretty simple to assemble and is SOOOO yummy!!
*Nacho Cheez modified from Minimalist Baker