JackfruitPosted: August 8, 2010
I have just spent the last 24 hours in Richmond with my pledge buddy from college, Miss. Lindsay Bothe!
Lindsay is a very successful runner and is trying to get into the world of triathlons. She is also making the healthy move into real food and I am so proud of her!
Anyway we had a great time and I tried Jackfruit for the first time!
What is Jackfruit? Click here for she quick and dirty. Basically I got that it is a starchy fibrous fruit.
We met another college friend Margaret at Impanema, in a pretty eclectic part of Richmond. The owners philosophy is, “I’m not anti-meat, I’m pro-vegetable”. I love that! It is kind of the way I look at food. I will never call myself a true vegetarian because I love a good steak and will want to enjoy one every once in awhile.
Anyway back to the Jackfruit…
Doesn’t it look like pork!!! That is exactly what I thought when they brought it out. These were little Jackfruit tacos with a avocado chipotle sauce, cilantro and radishes.
I also had a great salad with mixed greens (with pea shoots!), beets, fennel, goat cheese and a citrus vinaigrette. This meal was the perfect portion and so light and fresh! My tab with a glass of wine was $28.00 with tip! Amazing.
Great night with great Friends!