Jackfruit Tacos
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Meaty and tender jackfruit cooked with spicy adobo peppers and a few spices makes for the most wonderful taco filling ever!
Serves: 6-8 small tacos
  • One 20-oz can of jackfruit in brine
  • 1 mango diced
  • 1 onion diced small
  • ½ a jalapeno, diced
  • a handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 3 adobo peppers in sauce, chopped small
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • ¼th of a lime (plus more to serve on the side)
  • 2 poblano peppers
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼th teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or grapeseed oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • soft small corn/wheat tortillas
  1. Start by roasting the poblano peppers. Turn on the broil in your oven and place the peppers in the oven for about 6-8 minutes. Halfway through, rotate the peppers. When they are done, take them out of the oven and immediately cover with foil to steam them. This will help you peel off the skin later.
  2. While your peppers are roasting, start prepping the salsa: combine the diced mango, ¼th of the onion (chopped), ½ jalapeno (remove seeds if you don't like too much spice), chopped cilantro, a squeeze of lime, salt and pepper to taste. Place aside.
  3. To prepare the jackfruit: drain the jackfruit from the can and dry it with a paper towel (I did this piece by piece as I shredded it). With your fingers, tear the fruit apart, and cut off any tough parts. Don't discard the seeds because they are edible!
  4. In a pan, add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add the rest of the onion (should be about ¾ths of the onion) and garlic, and cook on medium-low heat for five minutes, until the onion is soft.
  5. Now add the jackfruit and cook on medium heat for another 7 minutes.
  6. While all this cooks, remove the skin from the poblano peppers (it should come off very easily), deseed, and cut the peppers into thin strips.
  7. Add the poblano peppers and the chopped adobo peppers into the pan with the onions and jackfruit.
  8. Next, add all the spices and salt and mix everything. Taste the jackfruit and make sure it's seasoned well.
  9. Heat the corn tortillas in a pan and assemble tacos: salsa, jackfruit, avocado, plus anything else you want!
Recipe by Cooking with Aparna at http://www.cookingwithaparna.com/jackfruit-tacos/