2.04.2013

Wraps Wraps Wraps!


It didn't happen intentionally, but I realized I've been eating a lot of wraps lately. I thought it would be fun to put them all in one blog to show a variety of wrap ideas.

Chipotle pork and avocado wrap (239 calories)
This is a combination of two recipes (the pork and the wrap)
via myrecipes.com

1/2 cup apricot preserves
1 tsp salt; 1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp dried oregano & 1/4 tsp dried oregano
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1, 3lbs boneless pork loin, trimmed
1/2 cup mashed avocado
1 1/2 Tbs low-fat mayo
1 tsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp chopped, canned chipotle chiles in adobe sauce
1/4 tsp ground cumin
4, fat free flour tortillas
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/4 cup bottled salsa - your favorite
Cooking spray

Pork
  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Place apricot in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook for 10 min or until melted - keep warm.
  • Combine 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp oregano, garlic powder, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Rub seasoning mix evenly over pork.
  • Place pork on a roasting rack coated with cooking spray and then place in a shallow roasting pan.
  • Bake for 30 min.
  • Pull pork from oven and brush 1/4 of the preserves over the pork, and then bake an additional 10 min.
  • Pull pork from oven again and then brush the remaining preserves, and then bake for 10 more minutes or until the internal temp is 155.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
 Avocado sauce
  • In a medium bowl, combine the avocado, mayo, lime juice, chipotles, 1/4 tsp salt, cumin, 1/4 tsp oregano. - Enjoy!
Wrap
  • Spread 2 Tbs of avocado sauce over a tortilla, place about 1 1/2 cups of the pork down the center of the wrap, top with 1/2 cup of lettuce, and 1 Tbs salsa.

Prosciutto and Gruyere Wraps
via Martha Stewart

8 oz button mushrooms, trimmed and thinly sliced
3 Tbs fresh lemon juice

3 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
4 warmed pieces lavash bread or 10-inch flour tortillas
1 halved garlic clove
1/4 lb thinly sliced prosciutto
1/4 lb thinly sliced gruyere cheese - I used vermont white cheddar
1/4 medium red onion, very thinly sliced
6 cups baby arugula (4 ounces)


  • In a bowl, combine mushrooms, lemon juice, and extra-virgin olive oil - season with salt and pepper. 
  • Let stand, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are softened, about 30 minutes.
  • Rub bread lightly with garlic clove. I skipped this step with using the tortilla.
  • Dividing evenly, layer lavash with prosciutto and gruyere cheese, red onion, marinated mushrooms (liquid reserved), and baby arugula.
  • Season with salt and pepper and drizzle each lavash with 1 Tbs reserved mushroom liquid.
  • Roll up to form a wrap. Cut in half to serve.
Asian lettuce wraps
Shared with me from Amy at my work


1-2 heads of boston lettuce 
1 lb ground pork
1, medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbs and 1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tsp minced ginger
1 Tbs rice wine vinegar
2 tsp Asian chili paste, and some extra to taste - I didn't have this so I used hot Chinese mustard

1, 8 oz can water chestnuts, chopped
1/4 cup of matchstick carrots, chopped - I used baby carrots
1 bunch green onions, chopped - I only used about 3 onions
1 cup smooth peanut butter
2 Tbs brown sugar
2 limes, juiced

1/2 cup hot water (may not need all of the water)

Lettuce wrap
  • Wash and dry lettuce leaves and return them to refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • In a medium skillet over high heat, brown the ground pork, stirring often.
  • Drain on paper towel and set aside.
  • Cook the onion, garlic, 1 Tbs soy sauce, ginger, vinegar and 2 tsp chili paste.
  • Stir in water chestnuts and carrots and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add back the ground pork and green onions and continue cooking until warm.
  • Adjust seasoning by adding additional soy sauce or chili paste.
Peanut sauce
  • Whisk together the peanut butter, 1/4 cup soy sauce, brown sugar, and lime juice.
  • Slowly combine the hot water until the sauce reaches the consistency you want.
All of these wraps are very very good, but I think my favorite would be the lettuce wraps. Even though each wrap was easy for a great work lunch, there is less assembly required on the lettuce wrap....and the peanut sauce is awesome. :)

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