Jackfruit meat doesn’t have a lot of flavor, but when well-seazoned it is a great meat substitute. It takes a bit of work to get it ready, but you can make a big batch (a whole jackfruit) and freeze in small containers. If you’ve never made it, this video explains how to prepare it from a can, and this site from a green jackfruit.
The cauliflower mayo is an easy recipe, and there are no risks of not getting thick enough like the ones made from eggs or milk, besides having the nutrients from the vegetable.
Jackfruit “meat” (enough for 2 sandwiches)
200g jackfruit meat (link above)
1 small onion
3 garlic cloves
1 1/2 tbsp ketchup
1/2 tbsp barbecue sauce (vegan)
2 tbsp soy sauce
pepper sauce to taste
Cauliflower mayo (makes 2 cups)
1 piece of broccoli (about 20g)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp mustard or lemon juice
salt to taste
green onions to taste
For the jackfruit meat, cut the onion into thin strips and take it to the stove on low heat with a some olive oil. Chop and add the garlic. Not adding salt, let the onions caramelize, stirring occasionally. This can take 5-10 minutes. Be careful not to let it burn. When the onion gets slightly brown and a sweet smell, add the jackfruit meat. Let it cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly because it easily sticks. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
For the mayo, cut the cauliflower and broccoli into smaller pieces and cook until very soft. If you wish, cook the garlic clove as well for a milder flavor. When well cooked, drain the water and add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until you get a smooth cream. Take it to the fridge before eating.
To make the sandwich, spread the mayo on a bread of your choice. Add the jackfruit meat and other toppings of your choice.