Feed The Resistance: Dry January – Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos!

Still going strong with Dry January!  Since I’ve been exploring so many different NA beers, I wanted to try cooking with one of them.  I found a recipe for Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos on the Athletic Brewing website, and gave that a try.  It’s a vegetarian taco, with jackfruit as the main filling – but after tasting it, I think this would also work great with chicken!

In addition to the jackfruit, there’s chipotle in adobo sauce, brown sugar, garlic, cumin, salt & pepper, onions, pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice and Cerveza Atletica Mexican Lager, which all cooks down into a really nice sauce for the jackfruit. The tacos are topped with a pineapple salsa with pineapple, red onion, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, cilantro, honey, and salt & pepper.

The pairing for this one was pretty obvious – since we’re using the Cerveza Atletica beer in the dish, that’s what we paired it with – and it worked perfectly with both the sweetness of the pineapple, and the spiciness of the jalepeno.