Monday, 23 August 2010

Giant Prawn Tempura Wraps with Spicy Yoghurt Dressing

Look at this menu! Why on earth did I make giant prawn tempura with bacon, tamagoyaki (Japanese omelet), spiced rice, cheese, etc to fill a wrap?



Well, maybe this kind of sandwich wrap is nothing extraordinary for some of you, but for me it is. It's something special. I would never have made such a festive wrap just for lunch. So what's the big fuss then?? Well... it's because I am now one of those BATTLE SANDWICH contestants hosted by DoggyBloggy from ChezWhat? (I feel as if that I am in Iron Chef now ;)). The theme of the 'battle' is Sandwich - which means that you have to create a unique kind of sandwich. I thought about making sushi sandwich with rice (Well..., it's the sushi fanatic in me !;)), but Doggybloggy told me that it had to be something with bread/dough. I am absolutely not a sandwich person - don't get me wrong, I like eating sandwiches, but only when other people make them for me...! How many times have I made a sandwich myself in my life? 5 times? 6 times? So the battle's theme is actually really something quite challenging for me. However, I decided to participate in this 'Culinary Smackdown' because I wanted the challenge, I wanted to create and make something different. The last two years I had been so boring and even unproductive in the kitchen - even my husband has complained about it. I had mostly been making the same things over and over again: pasta, soup, rice, delivery service, noodles pasta, soup, delivery service ;)! Well, still better than my husband's Uncle Ben's instant curry right from the glass ;).





SO! This is a competition, but I didn't want to focus too much on creating something fancy. Indeed I wanted to create something unusual, but the sandwich had to include things I like. I didn't get too further away from my original idea of sushi sandwich - my favourite filling for a sushi roll is prawn tempura, so I decided to use prawn tempura for my wrap - but the giant ones :). Well, 'giant' is probably quite exaggerating, they're actually not really big, but long. I used bamboo skewers to make these 'giant' prawn tempura.



Let's look at the ingredients for the wrap filling in the detail
  • Giant prawn tempura
  • Spicy rice (with chopped onions, chicken stock, parmesan, a bit of Kimchi juice and green onions)
  • Cheese
  • Red Onion
  • Tamagoyaki (Japanese omelet) with bacon
  • Bacon
  • Lettuce
  • Chili peppers
  • Spicy avocado yohurt dressing






I love this spicy yoghurt dressing! And I happen to like the picture above too! I don't usually make very good photos...:)




Recipe for this fabulous and super easy-to-make dressing :)!

Spicy Avocado-Yoghurt Dressing
  • 250 g yoghurt
  • 2 tbs Sriracha chili sauce
  • 1 tbs garlic sauce
  • 1 tbs dried majoram
  • 1/2 tbs Maggi/Knorr chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 tbs sugar
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
You can also add cocktail sauce to this dressing if you want, even sambal oelek, as it's going to add an extra spicy kick.



  1. First add the spiced rice to the tortilla, spread the dressing on top and add the chili peppers.
  2. Add cheese and red onion rings.
  3. Add slices of bacon and green onions.
  4. Add the bacon-omelet.
  5. Add lettuce and prawn tempura.
  6. Wrap it!




I wouldn't bother adding a calorie counter for this recipe. I don't even want to look at it! After eating this, I didn't eat for the rest for the day! Look at those bacon slices...!! So, DoggyBloggy, make sure that I win ;)!




Well, no, it's worth it, even if I didn't win, this competition has made me make something gorgeous-looking and drool-worthy....;D Hahaha...



Nom, nom, nom...!!!




Make sure that I win!!



You can even take a peek at my super-cute (and super-greedy!) bunny nomming watermelon ;)! He wants me to win too...!

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38 comments:

  1. Awww, your bunny is super cute! I hope you win. The food looks delish, I really want to eat something like that now. I hope you win too.

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  2. Oh man, that is the mother of all wrap! What a combo. I hope really hope you win the contest.

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  3. I love the bunny and the wrap look fantastic!! gloria

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  4. oh wow this rocks fingers crossed for you

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  5. Now that is a sandwich!! Good luck!!

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  6. Oh my, where do I begin...with the sandwich or the adorable bunny? We had a bunny and miss her...yours is so very cute. The sandwich/wrap looks absolutely delicious and I thought I had a good lunch this weekend with cold smoked salmon pizza (will be posting that in a few days!). Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is fab.

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  7. Wor, what a great combo!! I hope you will win the contest!

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  8. aduhh ngiler banget pas lagi laper2 nya , minta dikirim donk seporsi Sin !

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  9. First time here...wonderful spread....love be in touch with you....

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  10. Your bunny is so sweet gnawing on that watermelon. I never knew they liked that. I smiled when I saw your bunny but it makes me miss mine even more.

    The picture of your ingredients is quite beautiful. They look delicious and I hope you win!

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  11. Beautiful pictures and beautiful food!! Love it all, including your bunny!! :D

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  12. Vaya presentaciĆ³n de un plato bonita, esto es de lujo. Me encanta.


    Saludos

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  13. Oh my!!!

    I want this RIGHT NOW!! I'm a hugeee on sandwiches, buritos, tacos etc! Throw some over please? :P

    All the best for the contest!

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  14. Aw, love this giant Sandwich with bright colours! All the best to your competition.

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  15. @ Everyone - Thank you for all your kind words and support!http://www.amazon.de

    @ Monica - The watermelon was only a treat, rabbits are not allowed to eat too much fruit, but when they get some they're so incredibly grateful. This bunny on the picture is particularly greedy, he eats everything....;)! Especially when it's sweet and juicy! I am so sorry for your bunny, August was such an adorable bunny....:(.

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  16. Ooo, those look SO good! And the dip sounds pretty amazing too.
    The pics turned out really well.

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  17. What a huge combo! Just can't help drooling over those pics. Best of luck to you!

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  18. Wowy.....those sandwiches look good and are different...

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  19. Your wrap looks really good! All the best to you. Hope you'll win! :)

    Btw, you bunny is so cute!!

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  20. Huge sandwich and it has seafood - my favorite! Hope you win and good luck.

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  21. Wow, what a yummie looking wrap and the yogurt sauce is just perfect together with the tempura :-) Love the photos!

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  22. Awesome wrap and great clicks..C'mon girl, you take wonderful pictures and we love them :-)

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  23. This looks like one fantastic sandwich! The tempura looks great. Good luck in the competition!

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  24. I love how foodie events like this force us outside our comfort zones a bit. you did a great job with this and I love the sushi theme!

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  25. Well done! I love the way you wrap the tortillas...mouth watering indeed ! thanks for making me hungry :)

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  26. your bunny is so cute, hope you will win the contest. the tempura wraps are so mouth watering, so pretty too

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  27. Hey sweetie,
    you know what? this is more like a piece of art work to me! You've done sucha good job. No kidding it took like forever to make eh? Like omg where do u get the tiem from??? You amaze me a lot!! Lovely work girl !! I'm proud of you and I hope you win :) best of luck

    have a good day!!
    jen

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  28. Impressive! You definitely put in a lot of effort for this one! Beautiful presentation....and that rabbit is so cute:D

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  29. Wow that looks so beatifully bountiful! You should definitely win a prize for that! :O And how cute is your bunny! :P

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  30. Wow!! Absolutely wonderful wraps!!! I love it!

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  31. Wow! That's a huge wrap! It looks so good!! Definitely my type of wrap ;) especially with the giant tempura!!

    And ngaww....your rabbit's so cute!

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  32. it looks delicious!! I hope you win the contest o(^.^)o
    btw, your bunny is soo cute! *peluk*

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  33. @ Everyone - Thank for your support, guys...!! Unfortunately I didn't win the competition. But it not so bad...! At least it was quite fun, my first competition ever in the blogsphere ;). Check out the other entries from the other contestants if you want: http://alittlebitofchristo.blogspot.com/2010/08/culinary-smackdown-battle-sandwich.html

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  34. Those are the most amazing sandwich I have ever seen! You are so creative!

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  35. Hi, thank you for entering this beautiful sandwich in the contest at www.samwich365.com

    I think it's genius and I hope you win.

    Keri

    www.samwich365.com

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  36. Oh wow, this is a splendid post ever! Your wrapped sandwich looks awesome lucious. Hope you win the contest! Whateverso, just enjoy and have fun! btw, I love your bunny! So very cute. Have a nice day.
    Cheers, kristy

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