Dinner was by candlelight throughout the winter and we revelled in all the coziness. Summer’s focus will be dining al fresco as much as possible. Two young kids means much of this will be field-side, park-side, or pool-side so our warm weather eats need to be easily packaged and eaten on the go and wraps are perfect for this. A few ideas for fillings…
- Breaded chicken breast fillets (we really enjoy the PC Blue Menu Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets with Flaxseed), cucumbers, julienned bell peppers and sugar snap peas with your favourite dressing e.g. Caesar, Ranch.
- Chicken Caesar wraps – chicken breasts, romaine lettuce, with a creamy Caesar dressing and crispy bits of bacon. See the recipe for the chicken breasts and dressing here: Hail Caesar!
- Thinly sliced tomatoes seasoned with a little sugar, salt, and black pepper; fresh mozarella/Bocconcini, and pesto.
- Roasted salmon tossed with mayo, Greek yoghurt, green onion, and a little Dijon mustard on a bed of arugula.
- Peking duck wraps – these work well in rice paper wraps or tortilla wraps. Follow the recipe to prepare the duck breasts here: Happy Marriages: Sugar Loves Spice. To assemble the wrap, layer thin slices of duck with julienned cucumber, green onions, bell peppers, and sugar snaps. Drizzle with Hoisin sauce. If you are making this more than a couple of hours in advance, I would suggest omitting the cucumber as it can release a lot of water and make the wrap soggy.
- Fig, prosciutto, and brie.
- Roasted veggies e.g. eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, sweet potato, and mushrooms with your soft cheese of choice such as Boursin.
- Thinly sliced steak, arugula, caramelised onions, and mayo.
- Ham, sliced apple, strong cheddar, mayo and mustard. To prevent the apple slices from browning, soak them in a mixture of 1 cup of water and 1 T honey for about 10 minutes and then drain.
- Bacon, lettuce, avocado, mayo. Spritz the avo slices with a little lime juice to prevent the avo from browning.
What’s in your favourite wrap?