The title, Asian pork hoisin wrap, is pretty self-explanatory. The wrap has few ingredients, and is easy to make. But it packs a lot of flavours. This wrap is the last part of my wraps series that I started earlier (the series is essentially, types of wraps that I was able to get out of one shop and the iterations I could create from it). In the creation of those wraps I pointed out that if you are 1 or 2 people, what do you do with the leftover tortillas? You can essentially eat the same wrap over and over again, but I know many people who would scoff at that plan (I wouldn’t scoff at the plan, because I am very capable of being boring and eating something yummy for lunch and dinner for 5 days straight – I am worst with music, but I won’t go into that now).
When I first bought my wraps, I purchased pork loin slices, blue cheese, cucumber, spring onions, spinach, tomatoes, and apples (I had hoisin and walnuts in the cupboard, because I am like that). Naturally, all of the ingredients were not planned to go into my wraps, but were a part of a wider shop (hint: look at what you buy, and look at how it could possibly be incorporated into your wrap ingredients).
The iterations that I was able to come up with were below:
Pork, apple, and blue cheese – this was the original idea that made me wonder how well apple would go into a wrap
Pork, apple, and walnut wrap – my partner hates blue cheese, so I decided to expand out with the flavour options
Vegetarian blue cheese, apple, and walnut wrap – a wrap to appeal to the vegetarians, and give some variety
And then this one – the one that did not quite follow with the others, but still good all the same!
I hope that this series does show you that if you have enough of the smaller, more granular ingredients (i.e. random spring onions in your fridge, rather than a stir-fy vegetable mix, it does lend to creating variety out of something that can possibly be very repetitive.
Calories per serving: 280
Asian pork hoisin wrap
This lunch wrap is a simple way to look impressive to your friends. It is incredibly simplistic, but looks very beautiful. The tomatoes in this dish, combined with the hoisin sauce with make the tortilla go soggy. If you want to make this in advance and take it with you to work, I suggest that you take the tomatoes and cucumber in a separate plastic bag, and the hoisin sauce. Then layer as you would at your destination.
- 1 large flour tortilla
- 1 handful fresh baby spinach
- 3 slice roasted pork loin
- 1 spring onion / salad onion
- 1 small tomato (well, not cherry tomato small, be reasonable. That being said, if you are a tomato lover like me - add more, and vice-versa if you don’t like tomato. Essentially - the tomato is not holding this dish up, it is yummy, but it you don’t want it, nix it, if you have another veggie you want instead of it - go for it)
- ⅛ of a cucumber thinly sliced (think crispy duck wraps. The cucumber needs to be de-seeded and cut to a length that will fit into your wrap, unless you want to be aesthetic and have the top open with some vegetables poking out - also would look nice)
- Hoisin sauce
- Salt and pepper
- Step 1 Prepare your vegetables: You need to cut up your spring onion and cucumber into long thin lengthwise slices. The slice looks aesthetically nice, also, if you cut them into much shorter slices there is a chance that they will all fall to one end of the wrap when you lift it up. The long thin slices keeps your wrap much more uniform.
- Step 2 Layering is important, I know, that sounds weirdly odd. Why can’t you put things in any layer you want? Because certain textures hold certain textures together better. It is what it it, and there is no use arguing, unless you find a better way to layer – then please tell me!
- Step 3 Wrap
- Step 4 Mayonnaise
- Step 5 Pork loin, fold each slice in half so that you have more concentrated slices
- Step 6 Spinach leaves – about a handful, however much you care for in your salad
- Step 7 Spring onion slices
- Step 8 Cucumber slices
- Step 9 Tomato slices
- Step 10 Hoisin sauce drizzled over the top
- Step 11 Pepper