Jackfruit is similar to durian, you either like it or hate it. It has a relatively strong and unique smell like durian. To me, it smells a little like fermented fish sauce, but less intense. The fruit is usually sweet and crunchy. I use the jackfruit to combine with Japanese cucumber, red chilli, lime juice and ground roasted peanut, to make into a salad that tasted like rojak despite shrimp paste was not part of the ingredients. It may not smell nice, but taste fantastic in your mouth 😋😍
Servings: 3~4 persons
IngredientsAll the quantities are just a guide, you can adjust according to your preference.
3 seeds jackfruits
1 Japanese cucumber/kyuri
1/2 red chilli
juice from 1/2 a lime
1 tbsp ground roasted peanut
chinese coriander for garnshing
Salt and sugar to taste
Directions:1. Rinse and de-seed the Japanese cucumber. Cut into thin strips with skin.
Rub about 1/4 tsp of low-sodium fine salt to the cucumber strips. Set aside for about 15 minutes.
Drain away the cucumber juice.
2. Wash and de-seed the jackfruit seeds.
Shred the jackfruit fresh into thin strips.
De-seed red chilli and cut into thin strips.
3. Add shredded Japanese cucumber, jackfruit and red chilli into a bowl. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the fruits.
Add some raw sugar,
and a teaspoon of ground roasted peanut powder,
or MORE ground roasted peanut over the mixture.
Garnish with chinese coriander leaves. Ready to toss and enjoy the salad cold 😋