Forest BB

The digital grapevine of The Forest.
It is currently Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:54 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Burrito recipe ideas
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:24 am
Posts: 2623
I think that almost anything can go in a burrito. You need a reasonable mix of carbohydrates, protein and fresh vegetables. Stuff shouldn't be too dry so that it falls apart, or too wet so that it drips everywhere. And the mix shouldn't have overly big bits which prevent you getting an easy mouthful.

Rice is good because it is cheap and holds things together.
Scrambled tofu has a good texture and provides protein.
Fried potatoes give interesting texture and can add flavour if fried with spices.
Sliced avocado is big, but can be easily bitten off. Chunky guacamole also works.
Beans can be mixed in with other stuff, or as a seam running through the burrito.
Lettuce can provide some crunch and make the burrito lighter.
Baby spinach wilts a bit with the hot ingredients and provides a good texture.

I had quite a few burritos in California and Nevada. Lots of the places offered a choice of beans - black, pinto or refried. The salsas are very fine and hotter than ours. Eric tried liquidising our salsa, but I think there is too much tomato and juice, so it becomes very runny. I think that if the salsa is fine, it should be hot so that you don't need so much.

American burritos often come wrapped in foil, or come with nothing on the outside. I didn't think I'd like this, but I did - it makes it 'street' food. They are made with hot ingredients and rolled tight, rather than reheated, which makes them fragile and loose, requiring a plate. Cheese, if used, is put on the wrap first and melted a bit.

Using hot ingredients means that they can't be rolled in advance. But the filling can be microwaved and then rolled up, so it shouldn't be longer to make than just now.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Burrito recipe ideas
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:26 pm
Posts: 2643
Location: insitu
Good research Swith,

I like the foil idea for takeaway, ive seen a few awkward moments as a burrito is throw in a box, not great. Developing a street burrito, might be interesting.

I like the ones served at the meeting. makes a nice change.

martin

_________________
Heaven is a disaster

Lambchop , The Saturday option .


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Burrito recipe ideas
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:33 pm
Posts: 134
Those spicy ones were pretty incredible. Liked the way they were folded around some sorta leaf. What was it? Would they be easy enough to make for us vollies and NMs?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Burrito recipe ideas
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:08 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:29 pm
Posts: 17
yummmm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Burrito recipe ideas
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:10 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:24 am
Posts: 2623
The leaves were baby spinach. The heat came from a tiny amount of Angry Cock jolokia sauce. They don't have to be super spicy. The filling was rice, onion, tofu and fava beans.

They need to be rolled tight, as you don't want them to unravel if you're eating them on the hoof.

I like the idea of a Street Burrito, who wears Fila and a tin foil trackie.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Burrito recipe ideas
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:38 pm
Posts: 572
Foil takeaway Good idea, will need to be cheaper though as no salad and trimmings.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group