Lamb and avocado wraps

I wish I could get fresh calamansi limes here because they are my favourite citrus!

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.

Maggi seasoning with calamansi. YUM!

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 waiting for a drizzle of hot sauce before being wrapped up tight.

I prefer wraps to sandwiches, and these multi-seed wraps are awesome.

Ingredients

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

I could have grilled the lamb to make it even healthier but it was just easier (to clean) a fry pan than the griddle pan 🙂

Lunch for one - Lamb and avocado wraps.

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

thebigfatnoodle

My lamb and avocado wrap, served with a handful of veggie crisps.

Advertisements
Comments
19 Responses to “Lamb and avocado wraps”
  1. These look gorgeous! Definitely a summertime favorite.

  2. These look delicious. I love all the different colors and ingredients.

  3. ceciliag says:

    perfect and I have lamb in the freezer too but no avocado.. maybe asparagus? hmm.. maybe! c

  4. billpeeler says:

    Everything about this looks absolutely delicious. I’ve also never heard of calamansi limes – would love to try them!

  5. I have not tried maggi calamari seasoning. Sounds like and interesting marinade. Great weekend meal.

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    What a great idea! I would really enjoy this, the perfect lunch.

  7. Oh, Noodle! Yes please. I adore lamb… simply adore it. Just thinking about it makes me tingle. Amazing! Great wrapping skills too…. I’m SO bad at it.

  8. Love lamb and this looks delicious! Happy Saturday:)

  9. Yum! That pretty much says it all about your lamb wraps. Yum.

  10. Can’t go wrong with lamb at my house. And now I have a new fruit, the Calamansi lime, to learn about and watch for — thanks!

  11. zestybeandog says:

    Mouth is watering! Awesome dish and photos are great!

  12. I would love to eat this and sit out on the patio. Wonderful. I especially love the sound of the creamy avocado dressing you made add a coolness to the wrap. I am impressed you made this for yourself. Sometimes, I find that I just snack when I am left alone to make a meal for myself and that never satisfies me, but that wrap would be perfection.

  13. Miss Migas says:

    What a full of flavour wrap! It looks delicious!!!

  14. That looks simply glorious.

  15. Yum, looks like a great lunch or dinner!

  16. S Gillen says:

    This was delicious! We used leftover leg of lamb, and we added fried onions and a red wine vinegar-mint sauce as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 331 other followers

%d bloggers like this: