Monday, November 7, 2011

Pulled In Two Directions


Today's lunch was inspired by a forbidden passion of mine.  Let me unburden myself to you:
I've been having a torrid affair for the past few weeks.  Well, sort of.  A few weeks ago I decided to treat myself (because I was late in the morning and didn't pack a lunch) to one of Pret's sinful BBQ Pulled Pork Wraps. It was the first time I had it and I knew that as soon as it touched my lips I was in trouble.  Now, I should be clear that the Pret wrap is NOT the most tasty or well prepared BBQ sandwich in the world.  In fact, it's pretty mediocre.  But I fell in love with the IDEA of eating a close facsimile of real American barbeque in the middle of the day.  I love barbeque!!  Ribs, brisket, chicken, tri-tip, anything slow cooked over a smokey grill and dripping with sauce needs to get. in. my. belly! 
  
So, instead of letting me go to physical and financial ruin, Mr. Man made batch of this delicious slow cooked pulled chicken.  He used the recipe from our well worn cook book.  But since he's a health nut he used chicken instead of pork and didn't add barbeque sauce.
I mixed 2 tablespoons of fancy organic barbeque sauce over 1/3 cup of the shredded chicken and rolled it up in a hearty whole wheat tortilla.  I can honestly say this was way better than the Pret wrap (which costs over $7).  It definitely was not as good as or even similar to what I would get at an all day Kansas City BBQ contest, but it did the satisfies my craving.  Besides, I've never been to Kansas City...heaven help me if I ever do go there or any other barbeque city. I'd never be able to go back to my version.

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