I love wraps! I love lettuce wraps! When I rediscovered Chinese Leaves it took lettuce wraps to a whole new level!
What I love about Chinese Leaves is they are so sturdy. You can pick them up and they hold the filling without spilling half of it down your top. Today I have made a honey and wasabi dressing to go over salmon and roast peppers. I love Asian flavours with fish – it just tastes so fresh.
This is the first of many lettuce wrap ideas that I shall be showing you. There are no rules for lettuce wrapping – anything goes. Think of your favourite dinner, your favourite flavours and put them in a wrap. If you don’t fancy fish, substitute for chicken or beef or a load of roast veg.
- 6 – 8 Chinese leaves
- 1 red pepper
- 1 yellow pepper
- ½ red onion
- 4 cloves of garlic
- ½ tbsp. olive oil
- 2 salmon fillets
- 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper
- Sprinkle of parsley or coriander
Ingredients for the Wasabi and Honey Dressing
- 1 tbsp. wasabi paste
- 1 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. honey
- Zest and juice of ½ lime
- 1 tsp. grated ginger
My favourite way to cook salmon is to poach it in the oven for 15-20 mins at 180°C. Simply place your fillets in an ovenproof dish, squeeze with the lemon and season and then cover with water. Meanwhile, cut up your veg for roasting, place it in an ovenproof dish, season and drizzle with olive oil and cook for 20mins at 180°C. I always make a big batch of this and keep it in the fridge for salads or pizzas or any dinner that would be cheered up with the addition of roast veg!
This dressing can also work as a marinade or as a sauce for a stir fry. If you love these flavours, you might want to double or quadruple this to keep in your fridge. I am all about saving time for later on. One for me, one for the fridge is how I roll! Once all three elements are ready, it is time to combine in a bowl and spoon into the wraps. This can be eaten hot or at room temperature.
This meal can be prepared in advance, so you can take it to work for lunch or delight visitors with a tasty meal in a hurry. If these flavours are not to your liking I don’t suppose you will have to wait too long till I produce another wrap recipe!