Thursday, September 12, 2013

Don't Hit the Road Jack(fruit).....BBQ Pulled "Pork" Jackfuit Sandwhich

I flippin love jackfruit.  I've said it once, and I'll say it again:  Jackfruit is by far my favorite meat-replacer.  Best part is is that it is actually a fruit.  Bye-bye heavy, bloating wheat gluten!  Bye-bye non-digesting soy and textured soy protein.  And hello new fellow in town. 

What I love about this is the gooey, smokey, spicy BBQ sauce matched with the acidic slaw.  Perfect combo!  Feel like a lighter option?  Eliminate the bread and go with a lettuce wrap.  Bam!  Easy as that!

BBQ Pulled "Pork" Jackfruit Sandwhich

 I can't wait to play around with more recipes.  We made a trip to Chinatown specifically for jackfruit and made sure to stock up!  So prepare to see a few more ideas!

Remember, you want to get the can that reads "in water" not "in syrup".

Ingredients/Directions (yields 3-4 sandwiches)
1 can jackfruit
3/4 c homemade BBQ sauce or your preferred bottled bbq sauce
1/4 head of red cabbage
1/2 cucumber sliced
1/4 c rice wine vinegar
s+p to taste
buns (or lettuce wraps)

Make or heat your BBQ sauce on low in small sauce pan.  Drain jackfruit and press until most of the moisture is removed.  Shred each piece and add into sauce pan with the bbq sauce.  While heating, chop your red cabbage, mix with cucumber and toss with the rice wine vinegar and seasoning.

Take your bun, spoon in bbq "pulled pork" jackfruit, top with the slaw and bam!  Take a bite into that baby!

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