vegan recipe for jackfruit with pasta

Creamy jackfruit with caramelised onion, mushrooms & spinach

Creamy jackfruit with caramelised onion, mushrooms & spinach
Recipe type: Mains
  • 2 x 540 or 565grams tinned jackfruit in brine
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup tamari
  • ¼ cup rice malt
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 500grams penne
  • 2 tablespoons non-dairy table spread
  • 2 small onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 250grams sliced mushrooms
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 x 270ml good quality coconut cream (*see notes)
  • 150grams baby spinach
  1. Prepare jackfruit in a large bowl: drain, cut husks out, remove seedpods, and squeeze out excess liquid and shred with your fingers
  2. Sprinkle in paprika, cumin, oregano & oil & combine
  3. Dry fry (there is oil in the mixture) in a deep sided frypan for a few minutes
  4. Add to the pan, soy, rice malt, tamari, vegetable stock and bring to boil
  5. Reduce heat & simmer until liquid has evaporated
  6. Stir through maple syrup to coat. Set aside ready for use or keep in refrigerated overnight
  1. Cook pasta according to packet directions, drain & set aside. Retain 1 cup of cooking liquid
  2. In a large & deep sided fry-pan, melt the table spread & add the onion & the salt, stirring frequently until the onion is browned & soft
  3. Add mushrooms & cook until they release their juices & juices have evaporated
  4. Add rice wine vinegar & stir through until almost evaporated
  5. Mix through jackfruit until warm
  6. Add coconut cream & reserved water & cook for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat
  7. Toss through pasta & spinach. Fold until spinach starts to wilt
  8. Serve immediately
Follow recipe below to prepare early or the day before

Keep the coconut tins in the fridge overnight, do not shake but scoop the solid cream out. Discard the water underneath (or save for a smoothie)


One Response to Creamy jackfruit with caramelised onion, mushrooms & spinach

  1. Angela Fitton October 16, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

    This was amazing! You must try this one. I pre made the jack fruit mix the day before, the rest was easy. Seriously, this is one everyone should try. Crazy good! Can not rave enough!

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