Drain your jackfruit in a mesh strainer and rinse, thoroughly pat dry. Slice off any "core" parts of your jackfruit pieces -- they will be hard.
Shred your jackfruit with your hands or a fork and add to a large mixing bowl.
Add your seasoning ingredients into a small bowl and mix. Add to bowl with jackfruit and toss to coat.
Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a large saute pan and warm over medium heat. Add in your shredded seasoned jackfruit and stir. Saute for 5-7 minutes over medium-high heat.
Add in your BBQ sauce and stir in. Saute for 2 minutes to coat through. Add in your water and mix so that you have a "sauce". Bring sauce to a bubbling simmer, and then cover. Simmer on low heat, covered, for 15-18 minutes.
While your jackfruit cooks down prepare your slaw below!
Turn off burner and remove lid. Taste and adjust any salt/seasoning you need.
CLASSIC SUMMER SLAW
1 cup red cabbage, shredded
1.5 cup kale chopped, shredded
1.5 cup coleslaw mix
1/2 cup green onions
1/4 cup olive oil 1/3 cup rice vinegar 2 tbsp dijon mustard 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp celery seed 1 tbsp raw honey Few shakes pepper
Optional : toasted cashews OR sesame seeds
Add all your slaw ingredients into a large mixing bowl. In a separate small bowl, whisk salad dressing ingredients. Taste and adjust dressing. Pour 1/2 amount of dressing over coleslaw and massage with your hands or salad tongs for a few minutes. Add more dressing as needed!