Wednesday, April 21, 2010
One Crazy Idea that Actually Worked – Quick Vegan BBQ
For the last month or so I have been craving barbecue. It isn’t like this was something we ate more than once a year when we were omni so I have no idea where this craving came from. But I have had barbecue on the brain. My initial thought was to make it with seitan but since we are trying to keep that to a minimum too I wanted to use a veggie. Then the thought came to me sauerkraut has a shredded texture like pulled pork. No, I am not feverish or delusional, although I can see why you would think that. Stay with me, this is better than you think. ;-)
Our entrée for dinner tonight was sauerkraut tossed with barbecue sauce served over brown basmati rice with cilantro. When I asked my husband what he thought he said, “It is oddly like pulled pork, a little softer but the flavor is really good.” And that comment is coming from a man that isn’t crazy about sauerkraut. So there you have it, vegan pulled pork in minutes. Drain the kraut, toss with barbecue sauce of your choice and warm it up (I used the microwave). This is going to make regular appearances at my house. It is so simple and easy I hope you give it a try.