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Sun Jul 3, 2016, 04:50 PM

Has anyone tried jackfruit in lieu of shredded chicken in recipes?

I have seen shredded jackfruit as a replacement for meat in pulled meat sandwiches or salads and was wondering if anyone has ever tried it.

What is the texture like? Does it take seasoning well?

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Reply Has anyone tried jackfruit in lieu of shredded chicken in recipes? (Original post)
nadine_mn Jul 2016 OP
Elad Jul 2016 #1
MFM008 Jul 2016 #2
KansDem Jul 2016 #3
marybourg Jul 2016 #4
nadine_mn Jul 2016 #5
Citrus Oct 2016 #6
WillParkinson Nov 2016 #7
WilsonsWarbler Dec 2016 #8

Response to nadine_mn (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 05:11 PM

1. I've had jackfruit at restaurants that was pretty good.

I tried making it at home and it sucked. Take that for what you will.

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Response to nadine_mn (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 05:41 PM

2. it sounds interesting

Ive never seen it or tasted.

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Response to nadine_mn (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2016, 05:54 PM

3. I love jackfruit!

http://www.peta.org/living/food/uptons-naturals-jackfruit/

I especially like the barbecue options and tacos.

I use jackfruit with low-cal, low-carb noodles and rice for a complete meal!




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Response to KansDem (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 4, 2016, 12:06 AM

5. ooh that looks good

I will have to see about ordering some

I love BBQ, but nothing really has the same "mouth feel" as shredded meat. It is one of the only things I miss,can't wait to try it

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Response to nadine_mn (Original post)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 04:09 PM

6. Yuck!

I finally tried it. It's awful. It's like eating semi-liquid meat. Virtually no taste except whatever seasoning is added. Texture is like disappearing yogurt. It's so soft that it's almost non-existent when eaten. The flavor isn't bad, but there's nothing to it...nothing to chew because it melts (for lack of a better word) instantly.

I threw it out after trying it every way I could think of...out of the package, frying it, adding it to rice and sautéing it, etc.

So, in answer to the OP... Texture doesn't exist. Seems to take seasoning well.

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Response to Citrus (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 2, 2016, 11:08 AM

7. I'm with Citrus on this one...

We tried it, and we hated it.

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Response to nadine_mn (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2016, 12:45 PM

8. We tried the prepackaged kind.

It was not good, and we never wanted to buy it again.

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