Monday, June 16, 2008

Concoction of the Day; Maple Chicken and Avocado Wrap

When I was younger, I would spend hours in the kitchen creating recipes my mother and sister would laughingly refer to as "concoctions". In honor of that I'm making monday concoction of the day day, and will share a recipe each monday that is my very own. At special request, next Monday I plan to post the first thing I ever set out to master; sauce and meatballs. It took me years to get it right, and I've finally come to a place i don't think I can improve upon it any more. My sicilian husband prefers it to his mothers (thank god she doesnt have a computer!) This recipe I just created and ate, inspired by this gorgeous avocado I saw in a neighbor's tree while walking Reigna. Usually when you order something with avocado in it at a restaurant you get about 2-3 phyllo dough thin slices per sandwich/ salad. I wanted to make a lunch that highlighted the avocado in all it's glory, which is why I chose a wrap so the bread wouldn't distract.

Maple Chicken and Avocado wrap

Grocery list
Boars head maple chicken (my new favorite lunch meat) about three slices per wrap
Avocado, 1 per every two wraps.
lemon juice
fine sea salt
five peppercorn pepper blend(pink green red black white) ( I get this at fresh market) but black pepper will do fine
light mayo
boars head picante provolone ( two thin slices per wrap)
whole grain wraps

Head the oven to 375. Place wraps inside foil and warm for about five minutes
Meanwhile, roughly chop the avocado ( I tried to slice it using this green thing, which is supposed to be an avocado slicer but probably couldn't even slice room temperature butter.
Season the avocado with the juice of half a lemon or a few good squirts of those lemon shaped juice thingies. Ground pepper and sprinkle salt to taste. Juilienne the cheese and maple chicken, or just hack at it with a good knife a few times like I did. Then remove the wraps, spread a thin layer of mayo on each one, and put the chicken, then the cheese, and then heaps of the avocado on top. Roll over and seal, which I could barely do since I stuffed nearly an entire avocado into mine. But the mayo acts as a decent glue to hold the thing together. Enjoy! I know I did. I'd love to hear about your experience with this dish, or any of the other recipes I've posted.

Here's the finished product. As you can see I took a bite - I absolutely could not resist!


luvden said...

Looks yummy, I will make it one of my projects this week to try this.
I love avocados! Thanks BL.

Anonymous said...

I love this recipe! I will make it one of my projects to try this out. Avocados are my favorite. Thanks BL!