Cook the Book: Tuna and Crab Wraps

Today's recipe from Nigella Express is for a couple different refreshing wraps--a tuna and a crab wrap. They're obviously great for sack lunches.

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Cook the Book: Tuna and Crab Wraps

About This Recipe

Ingredients

  • For the tuna wraps:
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon wasabi paste
  • 1 or 2 drops sesame oil
  • 1 soft flour tortilla
  • 1/2 carrot, peeled and cut into matchsticks to give 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded and cut into matchsticks to give 1/2 cup
  • 3 ounces tuna, sliced into 1/16-by-3/4-inch rectangles
  • For the crab and avocado wraps:
  • 1/2 cup white crabmeat
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon wasabi paste
  • 1 or 2 drops sesame oil
  • 1 soft flour tortilla
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Squeeze of lemon juice

Procedures

  1. 1

    For the tuna wraps:

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    1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, wasabi, and sesame oil in a small bowl, and paint the tortilla on one side with this mixture.

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    2. Arrange a row of carrots horizontally 3/4 inch to 1 /14 inches up from the bottom of the tortilla you have in front of you.

  4. 4

    3. Then arrange the cucumber on top of the carrot in the same way, or as best you can, as it may slip down a little.

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    4. Top with slices of tuna, also laying them horizontally—this makes it easy to wrap.

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    5. Roll up the wrap as tightly as you can, starting from bottom. You want to end up with a fat Cuban cigar–like roll. Cut across rolled wrap diagonally to make 3 pieces.

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    For the crab and avocado wraps:

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    1. Put the crabmeat into a bowl; add the mayonnaise, wasabi paste, and oil; stir to mix.

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    2. Lay the tortilla in front of you and pout the crabmeat in a line horizontally about 1 inch up from bottom of wrap.

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    3. Take the avocado half still with skin and scoop out the flesh in 1/2-teaspoon curls, laying these on top of the line of crabmeat.

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    4. Sprinkle over the lettuce in a neat line also, and then spritz with lemon juice.

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    5. Roll up tightly from bottom to form a fat cigarlike roll; slice on an angle into 3 pieces.

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