Thursday, January 13, 2011

Without further delay, Mediterranean wraps

Okay, so the "we cook at home to save money on meals newly-wed challenge" dealio didn't quite work out perfectly. However, I managed to swing a couple of couple of meals so let's get started with how it all went down...

Big J picked Mediterranean wraps which is freaking awesome. ( I was secretly hoping so, because my workplace cafeteria makes them and I wanted to see if I could cheaply replicate.)

Ingredients:
1 package of naan or pita bread. Naan is better but pita will work in a pinch (as it did for me that night)
1 small container of pesto (or make your own, it's not that hard)
1 tomato
1 package of mixed field greens or whatever salad mix you like
feta crumbles
1chicken breast per 2 people
balsamic vinaigrette of your liking.

Ok...here we go. I soaked the cubed (read: torn by dull knife...since I'm not allowed to use the new ones!) chicken in some balsamic vinaigrette and some "Mediterranean spices". These must be related to the mysterious "Italian spices". I really have no idea what they consist of.

Anyway, pour some olive oil in a skillet. When it is good and hot, saute your chicken pieces until thoroughly cooked. In the mean time, spread a tablespoon or two of pesto on your naan. Throw on a good portion of the salad mix, a couple slices of tomato, and a bit of feta. Throw your chicken on top and roll into a burrito-like shape. If you like, you can throw the concoction in the oven on broil for a minute or two to crisp up the naan on top. After it comes out of the oven, cut it in half and serve with some vinaigrette dressing to dip in. Of course you can eat it as a cool wrap, too. Just don't put it in the oven. Enjoy.

3 comments:

  1. I like making this sort of wrap using a plain Greek or Bulgarian yogurt as a spread. Those types of readily-available-at-the-grocer-but-still-foreign-sounding-yogurts are very similar (though obviously basic) to the homemade spreads that traditional Mediterranean wraps or gyros use.

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  2. So, how did it compare to MDACC wraps? (Probably better!)

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  3. couldn't get them as crisp as MDA wraps, but I didnt coat them with oil and send them thru and industrial oven. Good nonetheless.

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