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)
- Red Onion
- Tamagoyaki (Japanese omelet) with bacon
- 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
- First add the spiced rice to the tortilla, spread the dressing on top and add the chili peppers.
- Add cheese and red onion rings.
- Add slices of bacon and green onions.
- Add the bacon-omelet.
- Add lettuce and prawn tempura.
- 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...
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...!