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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Turkey and Pear Wraps with Curried Aioli

I'm going on a picnic and I'm bringing...
Turkey & Pear Wraps w/ Curried Aioli.

Yup, it's that time of year again. PICNIC TIME...and time to play the Picnic Game w/ Louise at Months of Edible Celebrations!  Plus, our theme this coming week at IHCC is Picnic Basket,so... bonus! 

I'll start by giving you the recipe I used for these killer wraps that I'm packing for my picnics all week long. OH! And fair'll have some major breath after eating these.  But they're soooo worth it!  Especially if you use really good turkey.  The pungeant heat of the aioli is cooled by the slices of pear and lettuce.  The onion adds more punch and the turkey rounds it out perfectly.  I definitely hope you take one of these wraps at the picnic.

Turkey & Pear Wrap w/ Curried Aioli
from Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express
Mix half a cup of mayonnaise (or plain yogurt) with some minced garlic and about a tsp. of curry powder.  Lightly toast flour tortillas in a skillet for ~20 seconds per side.  Spread the aioli on the tortillas; evenly layer a lettuce leaf, a thin slice of red onion, thinly sliced pears, and some turkey on top.  Roll the tortillas tightly, cut them on the bias, and serve.
Now, for the Picnic play the picnic game, you start with letter A and list what you're bringing that starts with an A, then move on to B, and so on.  Each blogger coming to the picnic picks a letter and then gathers everybody's contributions in one place!  Let's begin...

I'm going to a picnic, and I'm bringing...
Baked Beans  @ Grub and Stuff
Chocolate Picnic Cake  @ Dying for Chocolate
Dutch Funnel Cake  @ Sporadic Cook
Easy Blender Chicken Pie @ Simple Recipe
Five Bean Salad @ Moveable Feasts
Granola Bars @ Fun Foods on a Budget
Herb and Cheese Pasta Salad @ Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice
Incredibly Fruity Raspberry Cakes  @ Raspberry & Chipotle
Kaltschale (Cold Fruit Soup)  @ KaffeeKlatsch
Long Island Lemonade Cocktail @ Culinary Types
Mushroom Tart @ Gherkins & Tomatoes
Olive Nut Bread @ Chaya's Comfy Cook
Pomegranate Mousse Cake @ More Than a Mountful
Quiche @ Sweet & Savory
Raspberry Chocolate Macarons- @ Anne's Food
Spicy Glazed Shrimp and Veggie Kabobs  @ God's Perfect Promises
Turkey and Pear Wraps w/ Curried Aioli
So, aside from being my Picnic Game and IHCC Picnic Basket contributions, I'm also sending this to my friend Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for Souper (soup, salad, sammie) Sundays.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Heather, I am in love with those turkey wraps! The combination of flavors is right up my alley. Love curry, love pears, love my Whole Foods turkey from the deli.... Thanks so much for this idea! I'm just back from Vacation, I wish I had time to play the picnic game!

  2. What a fun little game! What a delicious looking wrap too :)

  3. What a fabulous wrap, Heather! Turkey or chicken are delicious with them together in a salad too... and adding curry to the aioli tops the flavor off perfectly!
    The picnic game is fun! Can't wait to see everyone else's recipes.

  4. Oh YUM! You can go to the beach with me any time you feel like it! Beware if the wind blows up some sand, the wraps get a little gritty :)

    I ate spinach and goat cheese wraps with salsa this week, no photos, just healthy eating and the gym!

  5. Ooh, I'm definitely saving room for these!

  6. awesome wrap I so need to get on more cooking things with bloggers, just made bread again for the bread group got so behind. I made a Vietnamese pork chop will add for two for tues though

    Museum as so much fun some pics on facebook

    love Rebecca

  7. Great lookin' wrap Heather! Please add it to my sandwich linky when you have time! :)

  8. Turkey is always a favorite of it!

    Thanks SO MUCH for your help today :-)

  9. I would SO take curry breath in exchange for this wrap! I bet it would be great with some mango mixed in!

  10. Fun! I love anything curry and the combo with the pear and turkey sounds delicious. Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays. ;-)

  11. Sounds mouthwatering! I am currently in love with sandwiches made with warm Tandorri naan. I am seriously hooked, even though the naan is purchased from the deli not homemade LOL.

  12. And to think I've only had aioli on linguine! What world do I live in?

    That wrap looks incredibly awesome!!! Turkey, curry powder, pears and zip! Oh goodness!

    I'll be enjoying that zesty sandwich on the picnic for sure. It's a good thing it's virtual...

    Thank you so much for playing the Picnic Game Heather. Your post is just perfect. We are going to have another brimming basket of goodies this year. I sent more your way tonight. Enjoy:

  13. Oh! Your turkey wrap looks delicious with the pear and the sauce...what a great combination of flavors...look forward to try it at the picnic ;-)

  14. Looks like I'd better jump in on this one before it's too late! All the good letters will be taken!

    BTW, I have a giveaway going on my blog this week for John Besh's My New Orleans, a great cookbook. If you're interested, make sure to enter by this weekend.

  15. Wow, what delicious looking wraps!I am addicted to curry lately too - will definitely have to try! Love the Picnic Game as well - great idea - Cheers!

  16. These look insanely delicious with all those different flavors! I'm sure glad I was invited to this picnic!

  17. I wish this was a 'real' picnic! The selection of foods is amazing!

    I'd love to make your turkey wraps for lunch one of these days. They'd be a great treat at work :)

  18. I love the idea of the picnic game, very cute! These wraps look loaded with goodies and sure to please. Bittman was a little vague about the minced garlic. My guess is that you weren't shy at all ;-)

  19. This looks and sounds delicious, what a great addition to the picnic!

  20. Hi Heather,
    Just wanted to drop by and "personally" thank you for "bringing" your Turkey and Pear wraps to the picnic. I'm sure they were dee....licious, as they did the disappearing act before I ever got my hands on one!

    Thank you so much...Louise

  21. Turkey and pear seems to be a great combination.