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(recipe, Jennifer Busby)
When simmered in barbecue sauce for hours, jackfruit — a tropical Asian fruit — is practically indistinguishable from pulled pork.
Precooked, canned jackfruit is readily available in Asian markets. Buy it packed in brine, not sugar syrup. Whole raw jackfruit can be found in some African markets. Raw, unripe jackfruit contains mild toxins that must be cooked and rinsed away before consumption. To prepare it for this recipe, wear gloves and remove the bumpy outer skin of the fruit. Chop the flesh into chunks and cook in a pressure cooker with a small amount of water and salt. After the second whistle, remove from the heat and allow the jackfruit to cool. Proceed with the recipe above. Ezekiel and Dave’s Killer Bread both make delicious vegan hamburger buns. If you can’t find these brands locally, use any large roll made without added dairy (milk or whey) or honey.