Friday, July 08, 2005

Asparagus-Turkey Wraps with Roasted-Pepper Mayonnaise - Now that one's a mouthful.

Now that I've made tortillas, I like mixing up what goes in them. I also had been interesting in trying Spectrum Light Canola Mayo, because I was looking to be able to do some recipes that included mayo, but not deal with the light mayos that had ingredient lists that scared me. Unfortunately, I was too blonde to check the expiration date on the mayo before I bought it, and the date was only a couple days later than the day I bought it.

I did split this recipe in half, which unfortunately gave problems when working with the blender. There was not enough bell pepper to force it to do anything besides be flung to the sides. I did try including the mayo in the mix, but still not enough. I ended up with a lightly tinted mayo with large pieces of roasted pepper, which was not unappetizing, but it just wasn't what the recipe was meant to be.

I did like the addition of asparagus to the wrap. I just get stuck in the same rut, and I like how it took < 5 minutes to steam up something nice. The sprouts were interesting too, but I'm not sure what they add to the wrap - bulk maybe? The romaine leaves were lovely to work with, and it was easy to rough chop them to make a salad for the side. Of course, I got that idea from Rachael Ray.

All in all I didn't feel like there was enough mayo to give any real flavor to the wrap. Maybe I'm just used to the strong element that mustard gives to a wrap.

I think this recipe helped me in experimenting with different sandwich elements, but as for the entire recipe, it's not something I would repeat.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Asparagus-Turkey Wraps with Roasted-Pepper Mayonnaise

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Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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24 asparagus spears
1 red bell pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 recipe Whole-Wheat Flour Tortillas
4 romaine lettuce leaves
8 ounces turkey slices
2 cups alfalfa sprouts

Preheat broiler.

Snap off the tough ends of asparagus. Steam asparagus, covered, 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Cut bell pepper in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place bell pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil for 10 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes; peel. Place the bell pepper, honey, juice, salt, and ground red pepper in a blender; process until smooth. Combine bell pepper mixture and mayonnaise in a small bowl.

Warm the tortillas according to the package directions. Spread 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise mixture evenly over each tortilla. Layer each tortilla with 1 romaine leaf, 2 turkey slices, 1/2 cup sprouts, and 6 asparagus spears; roll up. Serve with remaining mayonnaise mixture.

"CL 05/01"

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 288 Calories; 10g Fat (28.7% calories from fat); 20g Protein; 34g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 29mg Cholesterol; 1091mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 comment:

Cate said...

Hey there -- I put up a link for you on my blog. Sorry it took me so long! :)