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       Volume I - September 2, 2008

And That's a Wrap!
by Patty Liston

There is nothing easier to make for lunch or dinner than a sandwich wrap. Stuffed with whatever you have on hand, then rolled tightly, wrap’s are everyone’s favorites. Below are some recipes to experiment with. Let us know what you think!

California Wrap Sandwich

Four 10-inch flour tortillas
8 to 12 trimmed leaves of green or red leaf lettuce, washed and dried
12 ounces sliced cooked turkey breast
12 slices apple-wood smoked bacon, cooked
1 vine-ripened tomato, cored and cut into 16 wedges
1 ripe Hass avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into 16 slices tossed with 2 teaspoons lime juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 cup arugula or watercress, washed and dried
1/2 recipe Ranch dressing, recipe follows

Wrap tortillas in barely damp, doubled layers of paper towels and microwave on high for 45 to 60 seconds. Alternatively, heat the tortillas individually in an un-greased large skillet over medium heat.

Lay the tortillas on a cutting board and start to layer the ingredients. Fan the leaf lettuce on the top three-quarters of each tortilla then lay the turkey slices on top, followed by the bacon, tomato, and avocado. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Top with the arugula and some of the dressing. Fold up the bottom quarter of the tortilla and then start to roll each sandwich into a cone shape. Secure the tortilla with a toothpick. Serve immediately.

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Ranch Dressing

2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup prepared or homemade mayonnaise
1/4 to 1/3 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
1 scallion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper

Mash the garlic and salt to a paste with the side of a chef's knife. In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, mayonnaise, 1/4-cup buttermilk, parsley, chives, scallion, vinegar, and pepper to taste. If the sauce is very thick, thin the dressing with a couple more tablespoons of the buttermilk. Use immediately or refrigerate, covered, for up to 3 days.

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Turkey Avocado Wrap

1/4 cup low-fat ranch dressing
2 tablespoons chipotle salsa
1/4 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
12 ounces sliced oven-roasted turkey breast (from deli)
1 ripe Hass avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced
2 cups mesclun lettuce or sprigs of cilantro
1 1/2 cups grated jicama
1 tomato, thinly sliced
2 scallions (white and green parts), thinly sliced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl, combine the ranch dressing with the salsa and orange zest. Lay the tortillas on a cutting board, and spread the ranch mixture evenly over each one, leaving about a 1-inch border on all sides. Layer the turkey, avocado, lettuce, jicama, tomato, and scallions evenly over each tortilla, still leaving a border. Season with salt and pepper. Roll up like a pinwheel. Halve, and serve.

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Smoked Turkey Southwestern Wrap
From Bobby Flay

4 large flour or corn tortillas
4 ounces Jalapeno Cream Cheese , recipe follows
8 ounces Romaine lettuce, shredded
8 ounces tomatoes, seeded and diced
4 ounces red onions, diced
16 ounces smoked turkey, julienned
8 ounces avocado spread (such as guacamole)

Jalapeno Cream Cheese:
1 1/2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Lay tortilla out flat. Spread the cream cheese on the tortilla. Sprinkle lettuce, tomatoes, and onions in the center of the tortilla. Place the turkey all over. Top with avocado spread. Roll burrito style, making sure the ends are tucked in. Slice in half on the bias and serve.

Mix the jalapenoes into the cream cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until needed.


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