Dutch Jackfruit Stew

a dish that people will talk about

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16 persons
10 hours


Word of encouragement

It’s really not as complicated as it seems. Sure, you can buy a good vegetable gravy these days but it just isn’t the same as making your own. It will take you about 10 hours to make, but we promise you it will be worth your while! Though this recipe was developed for catering, we kept it intact. We figured, if you’re gonna do this, you’ll probably not be doing it every week, so you might as well experience what it feels like to cook for an army. This is one of those perfect dishes you can freeze in small portions. And a perfect dish to impress during family or friends dinner. Still prefer to make a smaller portion? Reduce all ingredients equally by either ½ or ¼. Alright, let’s get started.

Vegetable gravy

Step 1. You probably want to prepare your gravy a day before. So, when you’re done with breakfast, passionately open up three bottles of red wine just to scare your loved one. Now put them all in a pot and to boil until there is approximately 1 liter left.

Step 2. Next up, turn the oven on and while it preheats to 175 °C, cut all the vegetables into small pieces and place them on a baking tray. Place the vegetables in the oven and roast them till dark caramelized color.

Step 3. When your veggies are done, put them in a pot and add all the other ingredients along with water and the reduced red wine.

Step 4. Leave the broth cooking slowly on the stove for at least 8 hours. When ready, strain the broth and squeeze all the remaining liquids out of the vegetables.

Step 5. Cook it until the right thickness and rich flavor of the gravy. Let it cool down and put in the fridge for the next day.  

Jackfruit stew

Step 1. Now it’s your day to rock. While you preheat the oven he oven to 180 °C, coat your defrosted jackfruit chunks in oil and salt. Massage it in with your hands for the best effect and then spread them over an oven tray covered with parchment paper. Roast the jackfruit for about 20-25 minutes.

Step 2. Pull out a big (stove), and saute all herbs in oil before adding red wine to the mix.

Step 3. Add roasted jackfruit to the pot and pour your homemade gravy over it till the jackfruit is covered.

Step 4. Bring it to boil and let simmer till jackfruit has a soft texture. At this point, add Worchester sauce and soy sauce with a pinch of salt. Watch out, if you let jackfruit simmer for too long in the gravy, it will get too soft.

Step 5. For the finishing touch: spice cake. Mix it through the stew to give it just the right stew texture and flavor. To get the right consistency, either add more spice cake or cook it longer to further reduce the stew. That was it. Serve with pride and enjoy your guests' compliments.

This is a recipe by
Sam Vreeke
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