Apparently I do not know jackfruit.
You in all probability knew that already.
My spouse actually does, bless her coronary heart. So I used to be actually kinda curious when she was making an attempt to inform me that some folks take into account jackfruit to be kinda like a vegan pulled prok kinda deal. On the floor, that sounds kinda ludicrous to me. How can a plant be meatlike? Pssh, seems like different loopy stuff she tries to inform me, like that Tupperware has a specific place and organizational methodology for storage. Yeah, proper.
In any case, in one other try and yank my coworkers’ chains, I picked up Dealer Joe’s Yellow Jackfruit Curry with Jasmine Rice for an at-desk lunch this week. This must do it, proper? C’mon now.
Mission failed. No raised eyebrows. No point out of something. Everybody was too nosedeep in gossip and TPS studies, I s’pose.
No less than I obtained a reasonably good lunch out of it.
So…is jackfruit kinda like pulled pork?
Powerful for my admitted carnivoresque self to say. Visually, I can considerably see the similarity right here – there’s kinda a stringy, chunky look. On this curry’s occasion, although, the jackfruit will get just a little misplaced amongst the rice. There is a comfortable chewy really feel right here and there, however probably not the fleshy chew. Kinda the distinction between pig and plant, I suppose.
As for the remainder of the dish? Delish. Considerably not like the jarred TJ’s yellow curry sauce, the curry right here positively has a large, determined kick. As in, at first, it is fairly spicy…in all probability about an 8 on a scale of 1 to 10. Took me without warning at first, however as soon as accustomed to it, the curry warmth took on extra of a pleasing, sustained heat. There’s just a little layered facet too – I would not essentially say complicated however there’s some sweetness from the coconut base, the talked about spice, and a wholesome dose of turmeric as effectively. The one actual reduction from it’s the few biggish bites of eggplant right here and there that the curry sauce would not actually sink into. There’s one thing concerning the bell peppers that makes it kick up a notch.
Altogether, I will admit I used to be fairly pleasantly stunned by the general healthful goodness of this curryous dish. It was not more than a pair bucks for the tray which took about 5 minutes within the microwave – I’d have anticipated (and been fairly pleased with) paying for one thing of comparable high quality from a restaurant. It is all there – good taste, good warmth, good agency rice. And it is all ok that I need to attempt to make my very own now, too – apparently there is a canned jackfruit TJ’s sells for simply this goal? I would be down. Sandy wasn’t fairly courageous sufficient to attempt it herself but, however in all probability will now. I am simply gonna go exit alone right here and provides it some double fours.
Backside line: Dealer Joe’s Yellow Jackfruit Curry with Jasmine Rice: 8 out of 10 Golden Spoons