Hello lovelies, we stay on the spicy side and so we’re travelling a little further with today's recipe: Jackfruit Jalapeno Tacos. Next to Asian food, Mexican cuisine is one of our absolute favorites. We were already able to spend time in Mexico twice and we loved it, not only because of the food. That's why I have a Mexican-inspired dish for you today, as the next spice I used from the Knorr Switzerland series is jalapeno flakes.
This time I made the tacos with jackfruit. If you are wondering now, yes Jackfruit, you may know it from Asian countries as a sweet fruit. But young jackfruit is becoming increasingly popular as a meat substitute and when delicately flavored, it almost has the consistency of "pulled pork". You can buy the young Jackfruit in brine in many Asian shops or more and more in organic shops. The preparation is very simple and I can promise you, the result will blow your mind.
In addition to the deliciously spiced jackfruit, the tacos also had a fine sauce with sour cream, mayonnaise and fresh cilantro to balance out the spiciness of the jalapeno flakes. I filled the tacos with corn, pickled red cabbage and jalapenos. And I added fresh cilantro and a splash of lime juice - a party for your taste buds!
And here is the recipe for Jackfruit Jalapeno Tacos:
Jackfruit Jalapeno Tacos
- 1 can of young jackfruit in brine 400 gr/14 oz.
- 2-3 red onions
- 1 Tbsp pickled jalapenos in a jar
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- Juice of 1/2 orange
- 1 Tbsp maple sirup
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 1/2 -1 tsp Knorr Jalapeno flakes
- 1 tsp paprika powder
- 100 ml 1/2 cup water
- 2 Tbsp vegan mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp vegan sour cream
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp lime
- Fresh cilantro
- Pickled jalapenos
- Red cabbage – pickled in apple cider vinegar and salt
- Fresh cilantro
- small tacos/tortillas
- Rinse the jackfruit and break it into pieces
- Chop the onion and roast it in a pan with oil for about 4-5 minutes
- Finely chop the jalapenos
- Add jackfruit and jalapenos to the pan and roast for 2-3 minutes
- Mix orange juice, soy sauce, maple sirup, tomato paste and the herbs and add it to the pan
- Roast for 5 minutes while stirring
- Deglaze with ½ cup of water and let simmer at medium heat with closed lid, until the liquid has reduced
- Smash the jackfruit with a fork
- Season once again and serve warm
- Finely chop cilantro and mix with all other ingredients
- Enjoy the tacos with the white sauce, jackfruit, corn, red cabbage, fresh cilantro and lime
The tacos are not only a feast for the eyes with their bright colors, they also taste so delicious. Perfect as an appetizer for a party, for a TV evening or a dinner with friends or family. I'm sure everyone will be very surprised by the Jackfruit.
The Knorr Jalapeno flakes are spicy for sure, but with garlic and chilis inside they still provide a pleasant spiciness. The spice smells really fresh and aromatic and what convinced me once more are the 100% natural ingredients and the lack of added salt.
By the way, I can tell you that I ate all 4 tacos you see in the pictures myself. I just couldn’t hold myself back, they were too tasty and my family was not home on the day of the shoot - too bad for them :-). But I'll definitely make the tacos next time we have visitors. For the children, of course, in a not so spicy version.
The quick pickled red cabbage doesn’t only match the color of jackfruit jalapenos tacos, it is something I really enjoy adding to salads, etc. You just have to put the red cabbage into some apple cider vinegar and season it with salt, leave it in the fridge for at least 1 hour. That’s how it stays fresh, even for a longer time in the fridge.
Fresh cilantro and lime juice should definitely not be missing from the tacos. With the mild, light sauce you can balance the spiciness of the Jalapenos well. This way everyone can enjoy the appropriate level of spice according to their taste.
I hope I can put you in a tropical mood with this recipe. Definitely try it! Jackfruit is really a great meat substitute and the spicy marinade with the Knorr Jalapeno spice will surprise you for sure.
* This blog post was created in collaboration with Knorr Switzerland - the recipes are my own.
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