So that’s what we did.
After making not one, but three jackfruit recipes here, here and here, I went ahead and made another one for you. This stuff is just to awesome. I may or may not be having a serious love affair with this meat replacer- its 100% natural, unprocessed goodness. Granted, it does not offer much protien like other meat substitutes but it is satisfactory in taste and texure making it easy to appeal to the palate of a meat eater!
I should know. I made these for a meat eater and the results were worthy of a text the next day saying “such good tacos.”
I rest my case.
Vietnamese food is not new to this blog, see my vegan pho and rice paper rolls, so it only seemed fitting to veganify (yes I made up that word) another classic dish. I came across this Banh Mi Taco recipe and decided a vegan version sounded perfecto for a Friday night dining experience. They were good and I ate 3!
If possible, I reccommend pickling the vegetables atleast a day or two in advanced which does require some planning, but don’t fret if you want to make this same day – it will still turn out awesome.
These tacos are:
Crunchy, savory, sweet, satisfying, easy to make and nom!
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Make the pickled vegetbles: Put the vinegars, water, sugar and salt in a bowl and stir until dissolved. Add in the radishes and carrots. Cover and refridgerate for atleast one hour and up to a month.
Make the sauce by combining the sriracha, mayo and tamari in a bowl until well combined. set aside.
Drain the jackfruit, rinse with water and using paper towels, squeeze out as much moisture as possible from the fruit. shred and cut into small pieces. Marainate in the teriyaki sauce for 30 minutes to an hour. Option to light saute the jackfruit in pan with a little oil or water to soften it up. Over medium heat for 3-5 minutes stirring occasionaly should do the trick.
To assemble to tacos, warm a tortilla over a gas burner, under the broiler or wraped in a damp paper towel and put in the microwave for a couple seconds. Spread on some sriracha sauce, add some jackfruit, then pickled vegetables, followed the the remaining toppings to your liking.
Add some more sauce if desired and enjoy!