Baked Jerk Jack Fruit Wrap

This Jerk Jack Fruit recipe uses my favourite homemade Jamaican Jerk spice with Jack Fruit, Mangoes and Sweet-potato as the main ingredients, atop of a tortilla wrap which is folded and baked until warm and crispy.

Baked Jerk Jack Fruit Wrap

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This recipe has been on my to-do list for a little while now as ever since posting my recipe for BBQ Pulled Pork Jack Fruit, I’ve been wishing to create more dishes with this amazing fruit. Before posting my recipe for BBQ Pulled Pork Jack Fruit, I had seen this crazy idea for Vegan ‘pulled pork’ almost everywhere…Vegan festivals, Instagram, restaurant menus etc. and I haven’t actually tried it at any of these places because I wanted to make it for myself before trying someone else’s version but now that I have made my own recipe, I’m okay with trying someone else’s!

Seeing as I have a love for Jerk seasoning (also something I haven’t tried outside of my kitchen) I knew the next recipe for Jack Fruit had to involve Jerk Jack Fruit. I always use to buy store-bought seasonings but it really is beneficial to make your own at home because it is fresher, you can make up as much or as little as you need which helps keep the freshness, you can adjust different herbs and spices to your tastes and you can omit certain flavours if they’re not for you. I have been making my own Jerk seasoning for a while now and adjusted it to my tastes and I have recently binned my old store-bought seasoning! When I first made this recipe I actually tried a slightly different variation of spices but I then reverted back to my original recipe which is love and I have used for my Jerk Sweet-Potatoes and Jerk Spiced Grilled Aubergine recipes and you cannot go wrong. For me there is enough flavour and spice that I no longer plan to change it.


Now to the star of this recipe…Jack Fruit. As with my BBQ Pulled Pork Jack Fruit recipe, the jack fruit I use in the recipes is bought in a can of brine (definitely don’t use it in syrup) and in the UK I’m not sure that it can be bought fresh as I haven’t seen it and if you were to spot one you’d seriously wonder what it was! You have to cut the stalks and seeds from the Jack Fruit so that you are just left with the soft streaky bits that look like ‘pulled pork’ and work perfectly for these recipes. I also recommend gathering all of your spices together first and placing them in a small dish or container so your Jerk seasoning is ready to go.

I paired my Jerk Jack Fruit with classic Jamaican ingredients including mango and sweet-potato and if you have some black beans on hand, then these would be the perfect addition too. All of these ingredients are cooked in a jerk seasoned broth until the liquid has reduced and then piled atop of a wholemeal or corn tortilla before being folded and baked in the oven until warm and crispy. This is similar to a Mexican Taquito but it is baked instead of fried, and it wouldn’t be  right calling it a Mexican Taquito with Jamaican Jerk spice.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you give it a go, leave a comment and let me know or post a picture on  instagram or  facebook and use #untaintedtastes and tag me @untaintedtastes as I’d love to see them 🙂 xo


Baked Jerk Jack Fruit Wrap
 
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Recipe type: Vegan
Cuisine: Jamaican, Jerk, Main
Serves: Serves 4
Ingredients
Jerk Seasoning
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
Jack fruit
  • 1 can Jackfruit in brine, drained and de-stemmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 can kidney or black beans, drained (optional)
  • 4 corn/wholemeal wraps
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 340F/170C/Gas Mark 3. Line a baking tray or two with parchment paper and set aside. Gather all your spices and combine them in a small ramekin so they're ready for use.
  2. In a large sauce pan/wok heat the olive oil over a medium heat and saute the onion for 5 minutes until softened then add the pepper for another 5 minutes.
  3. Then add the spices and cook for a minute, before adding the jack fruit and pulling it apart/mashing it with two forks to separate the pieces, then stir in with the rest of the mixture until evenly coated. Then add the sweet-potato and the vegetable stock and simmer for approx. 20 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed and the sweet-potato has softened. Then add the mango and optional black beans. Heat through for a minute.
  4. Lay the tortillas on the baking tray side by side and then add a few spoonfuls in the centre of the wrap, allowing you enough room to roll them. Repeat this process and then place the tortillas in the oven for approx. 5 minutes to heat and crisp up slightly.
  5. Remove from the oven, allow to cool for a minute before serving with a side salad, mango salsa and some hot/jerk sauce.

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