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Well, here’s a tutorial for the successful extraction of the divine arils that make you work for the reward of savoring the inimitable flavor. Thanks to the presence of an Ether compound that confers the jack fruit its characteristic flavor & aroma (which is funky & takes a little getting used to), the flavor is a combination of apple, banana & pineapple.
|This was a 40 lb specimen|
Step 1. Get yourself a section of the fruit (or a whole fruit if you’re feeling extra brave) from any Indian or Oriental grocery. They make their appearance at this time of the year.
Step 2: liberally coat your spare chef’s knife with a good quality cooking oil (preferably one which does not have an assertive flavor of its own), and keep a pack of Band aids Handy. (or invest in a Kevlar glove)
Step 3: Make 2 perpendicular deep cuts slicing through the central Pithy core (which oozes a sticky latex). Now cut along the green leathery outer skin and detach the wedges. Stretch back the green peel against its normal curvature to expose the golden kernels of fruit from among the matted fibrous entities that didn’t quite make the cut to carry a seed!
Using a paring knife, cut across the base to remove the fruit
Pile up the fruits in a bowl (~ 2 lbs)
and the remaining 6 lbs of waste in a trash bag.
Use the fleshy arils to whip up some delicious Jack fruit Pate.
Coming up on my next post: a Giveaway from OXO and a recipe for a comfort food breakfast rice crepe.