VN Virtual Networking Event 2020 (Recording)

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VN Virtual Networking Event

VN hosted a virtual Cooking Demo on Zoom prior to FNCE® on Thursday, October 15. This exciting event featured Chef Jocelyn Ramirez. 


Recipe Ingredients 

Each recipe will typically make about 4-5 servings

  • 3 (20-oz) cans green jackfruit, drained, rinsed, and squeezed dry
  • 3⁄4 cup cooking oil, plus more for cooking as needed
  • Juice of 1 large orange
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1⁄2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Tortillas or masa harina
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Salsa of your choice
  • Cilantro and onion to garnish


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Bowl
  • Medium/large skillet
  • Comal or skillet

TacosCooking Instructions

Remove the non-shreddable core from the shreddable part of the jackfruit with a knife. Remove any seedpods from the shreddable parts and add them to the pile of cores. Add the shreddable jackfruit to a medium bowl. Mince the cores and seedpods with a knife until they are a similar texture to the shreddable jackfruit. Shred the jackfruit in the bowl, and add the minced jackfruit. Add the oil, half of the orange juice, cumin, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to the bowl of jackfruit and mix until fully incorporated.


Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and add the jackfruit to the skillet. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the jackfruit is seared and brown on all sides. You may need to add more oil as the jackfruit cooks. The skillet should have enough oil to help sear and brown the jackfruit. Add the remaining orange juice to the skillet. Serve this dish with tortillas, lemon wedges, salsa, and cilantro and onion to garnish.



Chef Jocelyn Ramirez:

Jocelyn is the chef and founder of the plant-based food company, Todo Verde, and co-founder of food-based organization, Across Our Kitchen Tables. She is a social media influencer passionate about plant-based food, yoga, zero waste, and female entrepreneurship.

Jocelyn's goal is to inspire women to reach their dreams and experience their full potential as the best versions of themselves. She loves to share brands that align with her values and goals. Philadelphia on Saturday evening. Enjoy drinks and appetizers, while networking with our guest experts.

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When:  Oct 15, 2020 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM (CT)
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