The best chicken burrito I ever ate was in a dedicated burrito restaurant in Edinburgh. My step-daughter had insisted we go there for lunch and although I didn’t expect the food to be astronomical I agreed to her suggestion. I couldn’t believe the size of the burrito I was served! It was a huge, but lovely, soft duvet-like tortilla wrap that was stuffed to the gunnels with Mexican rice, re-fried beans, salsa, guacamole, and tender strips of chicken. Aww, man! It was heaven wrapped in tinfoil. Continue reading
I’ve fancied making taquitos for a while now and when I eventually got around to it I thought they were really good. If you don’t know what taquitos are, they’re basically a tortilla wrap that’s filled with tasty ingredients, wrapped up like a cigar and then fried in a little oil to create a crispy tube that encases its filling.
This recipe for crispy chickpea wraps is a brilliant way to eat less meat and benefit from incorporating iron-packed chickpeas into your diet. Although chickpeas are notoriously bland they are brilliant for sucking up the flavours of herbs and spices, so they’re ideal for using in Mexican and Indian dishes. They also crisp up beautifully when fried in a little bit of oil which gives them a really intriguing texture because their insides stay soft.
I always thought that chimichangas involved a lot of ingredients, but after researching them for the website I realised that they’re really only made up of a tortilla that’s stuffed with rice, cheese, meat or vegetables and then folded and fried until it is crispy. With this in mind, you could make chimichangas with any filling combination you fancy, such as slices of roast chicken, shredded pork or beef, or even fish.