Ashleigh Fleming Masters Meatless Barbacoa at Blue Jay Bistro


eplicating the juicy, fatty, smoky trifecta of barbacoa as a vegetarian dish isn’t an easy task, but chef Ashleigh Fleming cracked the code at Blue Jay Bistro in Littleton, N.C. with her mushroom barbacoa tostadas. “The goal of any vegetarian dish for me is to make it worth the guest’s while in protein, nutrition, flavor, and value,” says the chef. 

She honed the dish with chef...