Monday, January 31, 2011

Asian Wraps with Creamy Peanut Sauce

This is another delicious recipe I snagged from the Smart Cooking the Costco Way Cookbook. It's easily the tastiest dinner dish I've made in a long time. We've eaten it twice recently, so that should say something, especially considering the long list of things I always have waiting to try.

I like Asian slaws to begin with, but I think the thing that really made this meal was the creamy peanuty dipping sauce. I absolutely loved it and I secretly stuck my finger in the bowl a time or two just to lick it off! You just can't have this meal without it. Another thing I liked about this meal was that I could easily make it meatless with very little effort. The second time I made them, I ate mine with avocado slices in place of the chicken and it was every bit as delicious. This just might be your next favorite too, so go on and give it a try.

For the filling:
1 lb. grilled chicken, cut into strips (or sliced avocado for a meatless wrap)
2 cups shredded green cabbage (green, Nappa, Brussels sprouts, etc.)
2 cups packed baby spinach
1/2 cup grated carrot
3 medium radishes, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. canola oil
6 10-inch flour tortillas

For the sauce:
2 Tbsp. canola oil
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled and minced
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2-3 tsp. hot chili sauce

Mix cabbage, spinach, carrots and radishes in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, stir together rice vinegar, soy sauce and oil. Pour over the cabbage mixture and let stand for 5 minutes.

To prepare the peanut sauce, heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender; about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook another minute. Set aside. In another bowl, combine peanut butter, coconut milk, soy sauce and hot chili sauce. Add the onion mixture and stir to combine. Thin with water, if necessary.

To assemble the wrap, lay the tortillas on a flat surface. Divide the cabbage mixture evenly over the wraps. Top with chicken. Drizzle peanut sauce over the chicken, then fold in the edges, wrap and serve.

**For a meatless version, swap the chicken out for strips of avocado.

SOURCE: Adapted form Smart Cooking The Costco Way

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  1. Yummy. This is one of my favorite appetizers. Yours look so delicious and that peanut sauce is tops.

  2. Yummy! The peanut sauce is lovely! I would love to try this one.

  3. This recipe is totally up my flavor alley!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Those look AND sound delicious!

  5. Thanks for sharing this recipe at Seaonal sundays!! :)
    Its seriously is everything I love- will be making it for lunch one day this week!
    xo, Brittany


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