Lamb and avocado wraps
Certainly healthier than a kebab 🙂
With my husband away, I have free rein to eat all the things that he normally doesn’t like or tend to eat. I’d bought myself a lamb steak but with it being so warm and sunny last weekend, I really didn’t fancy a piping hot meal. I wanted finger food, something I could grab and eat with my hands while soaking up the sun in my deck chair.
So I decided to cut up my lamb into small pieces, and marinated my lamb overnight in a simple marinade of rice wine vinegar (only because I couldn’t find any sherry in the house) and a new sauce I’d recently found at the chinese supermarket. It’s Maggi seasoning but with calamansi. Now, if you’ve never had calamansi, you really don’t know what you’re missing. They’re smaller than limes and normally have orange flesh, but the flavour is so unique. It’s impossible to find in the UK so when I saw one of my favourite sauces flavoured with it, I had to have it!
When I was ready for lunch on Sunday, I seared the lamb pieces for about 3-4 minutes in some olive oil, and began to build my wrap. I decided to make a lamb wrap with avocado only because the avocados we’d bought were creamy but sadly quite lacking in flavour but when the avocado was mashed in with some natural yoghurt, it created a lovely creamy sauce that worked perfectly with the saltier lamb pieces.
Seared lamb pieces (marinated in 2 teaspoons of maggi seasoning and 1 tablespoon of chinese rice wine)
1 multi-seeded wrap
4 cherry tomatoes, de-seeded and chopped
1 handful of fresh salad leaves
half an avocado
1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
Hot sauce of your choice
Squeeze of lemon juice
My only regret is that I didn’t have any pickled green chillies to hand to add to the wrap. It tasted far more like a lamb kebab, only without the grease and the wrap was brilliant because it’s less doughy than the traditional pita breads that kebabs come in.
I ate this with a handful of vegetable crisps and an ice cold glass of fizzy water, sitting out in the sunshine in my garden. It was so nice I might have to make another one this weekend too! 🙂
Lots of love