The f**k is jackfruit? Well I just used it in a recipe and I still don't really know what it is, but I saw it as a featured new product in Trader Joe's so I grabbed a can of it. The nice, bearded hipster working at trusty ol' TJ's told me that jackfruit isn't actually sweet or fruity, and that it's often used in vegan cooking as a meat replacement. He then suggested I try it for a meat-free Taco Tuesday.
While I'm partial to the vinegar or mustard based style of pulled pork (check out my Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork recipe), when it comes to baby back ribs, I'm alllll about that red sauce. I can easily put down an entire rack of tomato-based bbq slathered ribs in one sitting. No shame.
If you guys don't already follow Katie over at Personally Paleo, you're doing yourself a disservice. Not only is her story and paleo journey inspirational (read about it at Primal Palate), but her recipes are just fantastic. Take a look at her Quiche Kathleen, Cinnamon Pita Chips or Pecan Crusted Cheesecake and tell me you don't want to lick your screen. She lives in the Windy City - my old stomping grounds - meaning she embraces the sass, sense of humor and wild side a gal needs to thrive in the lively city of Chicago. Needless to say, it seems as though we are cut from the same cloth.
Remember that Blackberry BBQ Sauce recipe I posted a hot second ago? Well, feast your eyes on this baby! Ok fine, so many of you may not consider a salad something worthy of eye feasting...but I DO. This salad is decadent, delicious and unlike most salads you've probably eaten...largely due to my blackberry bbq chicken. I'm going to continue to brag about that sauce for a while so get used to it.
This is no joke. Usually I'm partial to the mustardy, Carolina-based BBQ (see my amazeballs, easy slow cooker Carolina pulled pork recipe here), but this tomato/blackberry-based bbq sauce sure does rival my mustardy bbq cravings. It is seriously divine. Throw it in a crock pot with some chicken and BOOM...blackberry bbq shredded chicken fit for anytime enjoyment. Even better, prepare your ribs with this crack sauce. Oh mer gerddd, blackberry bbq ribs. WHAT? Gimme dat. Doesn't it just sound so exotic and enticing? It's like...southern meets refined.