I wanted to post this recipe right now because I’m writing a song called “Everything’s Better in a (W)rap” – which is so true. A Wrap can also take a couple dishes that would otherwise not work on their own, and transform them into a complete meal. This is one of those.
And a Rap can take any old instrumental and turn it into something magical.
I love me some salsa. And I also love to completely step outside the lines of what salsa is. So sometimes I make things that are similar to certain types of salsa (this one would be comparable to traditional chunky Mexican salsa, as opposed to the more dip/sauce like American version), but have totally different flavors. And then I think, “hmmmm, what to name this unique piece of Freesh?”
A Tango! Yes lets name our food crazy things and have a jolly good time doing so 🙂
What would you call this dish? Tell me in the comments!
And then I wanted to throw some Asian flavor into the mix. So it’s got some ethnic cuisine fusion going on. Plus liquid smoke is delicious. Not Raw, but it only takes a tiny amount to bring some powerful flavor and variety to the mix. These can work as an appetizer or as a main course. Enjoy!
Raw Smoky Siesta Wraps
Wraps & Filling
Chinese Cabbage (one big head will be more than enough)
Alfalfa Sprouts (a cup or two should do – oh dip that shit rhymed!)
Wow, Alfalfa Sprouts are so preettttyyyyy
Smoky Mushroom Miso Sauce
1 1/8 cup of Peeled, Chopped & Stems Removed Button Mushrooms
1 tsp Lemon Juice
4 tsp Dark Miso
1 tsp Bragg’s
a Pinch of Salt
¼ – ½ tsp Liquid Smoke*
2 tsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil**
2 tsp Honey
1 tsp chopped Sand Ginger (Otherwise known as Aromatic Ginger or Kencur)***
1 tbsp Chopped Onions
¼ cup Water
*Depending on how much you like the taste of liquid smoke, use accordingly. Personally I love it so I go with ½ tsp but it’s quite strong so I suggest if you’ve never tried it before use ¼ tsp and see how you like it. Also not Raw (see below).
**Obviously not Raw, but a tiny amount of a cooked ingredient can make a huge difference in flavor. Plus good Toasted Sesame Oil in moderate amounts can still be part of a healthy diet 🙂
***If you can’t get this ingredient just use regular ginger
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It’s Not Salsa, so I’m Calling it Tango
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1 tbsp Chopped Onions
½ cup Diced Cucumber
½ cup Diced Tomato
¼ cup Broccoli Florets
1-2 tsp Lemon Juice*
2 ½ tsp Minced Garlic
1-2 tsp Red Wine Vinegar*
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Black Pepper
¼ cup Shredded Carrot
1/3 cup Diced Yellow Pepper
2 tbsp Olive Oil
¼ tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Dried Basil
1 tsp Dried Oregano
*Once you check out a good number of my recipes you’ll notice that I reeeaaallllyyyy like sourness! Funnily enough I hated warheads when I was a kid. Bonus points if you remember those things. So I usually use 2 tsp of Lemon Juice and Red Wine Vinegar in this recipe, and it is pretty sour. Adjust accordingly.
- Blend all Smoky Mushroom Miso Sauce Ingredients until smooth.
- Mix all Tango Ingredients well in a bowl.
- Put some Alfalfa Sprouts in a Chinese Cabbage Leaf.
- Add Tango on top and follow with Smoky Mushroom Miso Sauce.
- Let me Rap my Rap while you Wrap your Wrap and chow down on this Ridiculiciousness.
Serves 2-3 as main or 4-6 as appetizer