Jamaican Jerk Jackfruit:

  • 20 oz (566 g) can young jackfruit NOT SWEETENED
  • 2 tsp oil divided
  • 3 tbsp. Chef Laura’s Don’t be A Jerk
  • 1 tsp or more lime juice
  • 2 cups (500 ml) water
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp brown sugar or agave syrup

Caribbean Black Beans:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 15 oz (425 g) can black beans or 1.5 cups cooked
  • 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) salt or to taste, depends on the beans
  • 1.5 tbsp orange juice or 2 tsp lemon juice + 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup (62.5 ml) water

Other additions:

  • Chopped mango
  • sliced cucumbers or pickles
  • cilantro or baby greens
  • salt pepper, lemon or lime juice
  • large tortilla wraps


Jamaican jerk Jackfruit:

  1. Drain the jackfruit and wash well. Squeeze out the liquid really well by pressing the jackfruit pieces in a paper napkin. Shred in a food processor or thinly slice using a knife. (For more flavor, toss the shredded jackfruit in the spices, herbs, lime juice and marinate in the fridge for an hour or overnight. then cook with water)
  2. Heat 1 tsp oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add shredded jackfruit and all dry spices (or 1.5 tbsp or more Chef Laura’s Don’t Be A Jerk Spice Blend. Cook for 2-3 mins or until the spices start to smell roasted.
  3. Add lime juice and water and sugar and cook partially covered for 25 to 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  4. Once the mixture is dry, taste and adjust salt and heat. Add in the 1 tsp oil and continue to roast the jackfruit until golden brown on some edges. Serve this in wraps, sandwiches, tacos, nachos.

Make the Caribbean black beans:

  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent. 4-5 mins.
  2. Add black beans, spices, water and orange or lime juice and simmer for 10 mins. Stir occasionally.

Make the wraps:

  1. Layer the black beans, then cilantro or chopped baby green, then a good helping of the jerk jackfruit, then cucumber and mango, lemon, salt and pepper. Fold into a burrito and serve.