Sunday, August 28, 2016
As we head towards Labor Day and get ready to fire up the grill on last time for the summer, we think about recipes that will keep the lazy days of summer lingering just a little bit longer. This recipe for BBQ jackfruit is all of that. It's smoke like an outdoor barbecue, but it's made indoors on the stove top, so it's very versatile. I enjoy serving it in Vietnamese bahn mi along with a crunchy cole slaw.
From start to finish it takes about 30 minutes to make. You can watch how simple it is to prepare on the video link below.
Feel free to modify the heat level to your taste. I use Sriracha in the BBQ sauce, but you can add cayenne pepper, Habanero, or even some ghost chilis if you're daring. Substitute molasses for the maple syrup if you want a richer sweetness, or even try seasonal fruit like peaches pureed into the mix.
It's a versatile BBQ sauce which you'll also love on baked tofu, grilled portobello mushrooms, or stewed in a pot with chickpeas. If you can't find canned young jackfruit, you can substitute sautéed eggplant and shiitake mushroom.
Posted by Mary Lawrence