I’m not a huge faux meat fan. I don’t eat meat because, I don’t want to, not because I want to eat something that tastes like it, but isn’t it. Did that make sense? At any rate, there are a few things I do miss about being vegetarian:
2. Chicken Hot Wings
3. Tuna Steak
4. Barbecued Turkey
I discovered this product at Whole Foods on my last jaunt to Ann Arbor, and thought I’d give it a try. That trip was about 5 months ago, so it keeps well in the freezer although I think it was sold in the fresh case, by the lunch meat etc.
Mostly, gardein bbq pulled shreds tasted like, well bbq sauce. The “meat” didn’t have flavor, in fact, after I ate it, THEN I went back to see what it actually was, you know like any responsible consumer-vital wheat gluten, or Seitan in the veg world, which I can make at home. All-in-all, not an offensive product. I think it gave Mr. Wonderful his bbq pork/chicken fix for a little while and it was a quick dinner after a long day. I love this idea of “pulled pork” or whatever and think next time, I will try my own homemade bbq sauce which is much lower in sugar and “pull” my own Seitan. I’ll let you know how that goes.
Faux Chicken BBQ Pizza
- 1- 9 oz container of gardein bbq pulled shreds
- 2 pieces of purchased naan bread
- 1 C provolone cheese
- 2 green onions, chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat up bbq shreds according to package directions, from frozen it took just 3 minutes on high.
Put naan directly on oven grate for 1-2 minutes until a little crisp.
Add bbq shreds, onion, grated cheese onto the naan then pop back into the oven until cheese is melty and naan is crispy.
Don’t forget your napkin.
YUmmers! Please do let us know how the Seitan works out. That is about the only meat subsitute I care for and I was considering making it myself, but I’m beyond busy here!