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Taco Pulled Chicken Wraps with Homemade Salsa

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Delicious little Saturday night dish (or any night for that matter)  I also used corn tortillas and made my own salsa to keep the fat and calories lower. I am on a mission this year to eat a little healthier and try new ideas and flavours. This is packed with flavour and filling too.

You could of course use Tacos instead of wraps.

 

Makes enough for about 6 wraps

For the chicken:-

2 large chicken breasts

1 tin chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp Taco Seasoning (see below)

For the Salsa:-

2 tomatoes – chopped

1 onion – chopped

1 lime juice of

2 tsp dried coriander

1 tsp sea salt

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Sour Cream to taste

Taco Seasoning:-

1 tbsp chilli powder

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp paprika

1 tbsp cumin

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp black pepper

Add all above to a little jar and mix. Store in cupboard.

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  1. Place a little oil in a pan on medium heat
  2. Coat the chicken with the Taco Seasoning about 1 large tbsp per breast and gently colour the chicken in the pan.
  3. Add in the tin tomatoes to the pan with the chicken, cover and slow cook on a low heat for about 4 hours.
  4. Meanwhile make the salsa by adding the chopped tomatoes, chopped onion, salt, coriander and lime juice in a bowl and mix together. Store in fridge until needed.    20190112_161740
  5. About 1/2 hour before about to serve, take 2 forks and shred the chicken in the pan. Continue to cook uncovered for about 1/2 hour, this helps thicken the sauce.              20190112_181543
  6. Warm up your tortillas as per instructions on packet, place on a plate.
  7. Spread a thin layer of sour cream, place some shredded chicken on top, then some tomato salsa then another little dollop of sour cream, wrap and devour! Yummy!

You could also add in a little avocado or some grated cheese.

 

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ALL · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites · Salads · Snacks and nibbles

6 Layer Wrap

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Why not?   6 Layer fillings?   Hungry?

This is full of flavour and very filling, great for a dinner or lunch. With the weather being rather warm of late I was looking for alternatives for a refreshing cool dinner and this certainly filled my expectations. Fresh, light, cooling, filling and flavoursome.

 

Makes 6 wraps.

6 Wholemeal Wraps (shop bought)

1 large avocado

1 can refried beans

Handful of lettuce leaves – your choice as anything goes. (I used peppery leaves)

Chorizo – chopped into small chunks

1 tbsp olive oil

Handful fresh parsley – chopped

1 tbsp lime juice

2 Handfuls of cheddar cheese – grated

1 small cup of sour cream

1/2 cucumber – chopped finely

1 yellow pepper – chopped finely

3 spring onions – chopped finely

pinch of Salt

1 chilli or jalapeno – finely chopped

 

  1. Cook the chorizo in a pan over medium heat until browned, remove and allow to cool
  2. Mash the avocado, lime juice, parsley and salt together until smooth
  3. Prepare the wraps as per packet instructions.
  4. Now the exciting and messy bit…….the assembly:-

1. Spread 1 tbsp of sour cream onto wrap

2. Then spread 2 tbsp of refried beans

3. Spread 1 tbsp of the avocado mix

4. Sprinkle some Chorizo over top

5. Lay the salad toppings – lettuce, cucumber, pepper and spring onions

6. Finally the cheese and sprinkle of chopped spice (chilli or jalapenos)

7. Roll up into a manageable wrap. Yummy!

 

ALL · dinners · goat · Healthy Eating Ideas · Meat Dishes

Spicy Pulled Goat Shank with Curried Coleslaw

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This was simply amazing, I got the goat shank from Harris Farm Meats,  https://harrisfarmmeats.scot/ , their meat is second to none. I decided to slow cook the shank and have a wrap like dinner. Wondering what to put in the wrap with the pulled goat, I decided to try a curried coleslaw….absolutely amazing!

Makes 8 wraps

For the Goat:-

650g Goat Shank

1 tbsp Rainbow pepper (or cayenne pepper)

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp cumin

1 garlic clove or tsp powdered garlic

Olive Oil – (good stuff, I use Bertolli)

For the Coleslaw:-

1/2 Red cabbage

1/2 White cabbage

2 carrots

150g natural yoghurt

2 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tbsp curry powder

1 tsp cumin

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1 packet of wholemeal wraps

 

  1. Mix all of the goat seasoning together and run into shank, leave to marinade overnight, or at least 12 hrs.  20160726_114220
  2. Preheat your oven to 120 deg. Flash fry your shank on all sides to seal the meat. Place in ovenproof dish and cover with foil, slow cook for at least 7 hrs. 1 hr before finishing remove the tin foil.                                    20160726_114417
  3. Meanwhile, chop the cabbages and carrot into fine strips and put into a large bowl, mix in the yoghurt, mayo, curry powder and cumin. Store in fridge until required.                             20160726_192837
  4. Remove the goat from the oven and rest for 5 mins. Slowly pull the meat away from the bone, it should fall off easily.                                                                                                                     20160726_183443   20160726_192901  20160726_192925
  5. Start to assemble your wrap, coleslaw, meat and wrap. I didn’t used any sauce as the coleslaw gave it moisture.
  6. Enjoy!!

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ALL · Duck · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites · Meat Dishes · Scottish Cuisine · Snacks and nibbles

Oriental Duck Wraps

 

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Oriental Duck Rice Paper Wraps with Hoisin Sauce Dip

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3 x Spring Roll Wrappers – Rice paper (use how many you like)

6 slices cooked duck (I used my fav from Rannoch Smokery)

Cucumber strips no skin

Kalette leaves (1 per roll) chopped – or you can use Kale

Hoisin Sauce (I used blue dragon – my fav)

 

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  2. Remove and pat dry, lay ingredients longways and roll.  20160416_150638_resized
  3. Trim ends and serve with some Hoisin sauce.  Yummy.

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Of course you could put anything in these wraps, prawn and sweet chilli is another favourite.

ALL · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites · Snacks and nibbles

Healthy Sweet Chilli Turkey with Avocado Wraps

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Avg Calories per wrap 100.

6 x salad leaves like Little Gem lettuce or equivalent

3 teaspoons of sweet chilli sauce

100g of turkey breast strips or chicken if preferred

1/2 Avocado

3 tablespoons of sweetcorn and red peppers

Cucumber strips – approx 6

 

1. Lay out lettuce leaves and top with turkey strips, then drizzle chilli sauce

2. Cut Avocado into slices and place on top

3. Spoon sweetcorn and peppers on

4. Slice cucumber with potato peeler keeping 3 strips to tie wraps, drape strips over mix

5. Take another lettuce leaf and place on top to close then wrap and tie with cucumber strip to hold

6. Enjoy!