Sunday, June 2, 2013

Wrap It Up

Tortillas are God's gift to the lazy cook. I can't think of any single ingredient that makes life so easy for us. Roll just about any combination of things up in a tortilla, and you have lunch, or dinner. All you need to do is chop a few goodies, shred a few more, and away you go!

In this case, I had some fresh peas gleaned from the farmer's market, so I steamed them in a few tablespoons of water for a few minutes topped with a halibut fillet.  When the peas are nearly done, the skin will lift effortlessly off the fish, which is cooked to sliding-apart perfection. 

While the peas and halibut cook, finely chop some Maui onion (if you can find it - so sweet! - it's worth the price), peeled cucumber, and cilantro. Slice half an avocado and scoop it out of its shell.

We heat whole wheat tortillas over a low burner in a wide, dry frying pan, then pile the peas, flaked fish, and condiments into the warm wrapper, splash on some hot sauce, and roll it all up.  The whole thing takes about ten minutes and makes a delicious and balanced meal.
Well, maybe not perfectly balanced, since those darn peas keep falling out onto the plate and have to be stuffed back in, but you get my drift. Plus, it's just fun to eat with your fingers sometimes.

Next time you don't feel like fussing over dinner, just wrap it up!


Blogger cookiecrumb said...

That sounds really, really good. And look at you getting liberal with the hot sauce! Olé!

Remember when wraps were all the rage? You're resuscitating that noble epicurean endeavor.

Sunday, June 02, 2013  
Blogger nancy namaste said...

I use pita bread in a similar way. Life is easy when you can stuff food into bread. And getting liberal with the hot sauce? It's a new century so why not?

Sunday, June 02, 2013  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, we go from time to time to World Wraps, even now, to get a Samurai Salmon. Best wrap ever.

Nancy, we got on to tortillas because they take the place of bread but don't need butter - hence, fewer calories. And, yes, we are getting more and more into hot sauce these days, although we are still just using Cholula - the mildest of them.

Sunday, June 02, 2013  
Blogger nancy namaste said...

Baby steps until you are ready for the big time. Or medium time in hotness.

Sunday, June 02, 2013  
Blogger Greg said...

Wrap and roll the yums!

Monday, June 03, 2013  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, "Wrap and Roll" would have been a great title! Wish I had thought of that.

Monday, June 03, 2013  

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