|  First Published: February 2009

Becoming tired of sandwiches? Try making a wrap that is a great alternative to the humble sanger.

Wraps make a great lunch when you are out fishing or on a picnic and also make a delicious appetiser at BBQ’s. The following recipe is for Prawn Wraps but you could make them using crabmeat or grilled fish filets (but do take care that there are no bones). Best of all, wraps are extremely quick and easy to make.


1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoons lime juice

1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes

1 clove garlic, finely grated

4 large soft tortillas

500g cooked prawns, peeled and de-veined

1 cup grated cheese

1 red capsicum, roasted and cut into strips


(1) Roughly chop the prawns and in a bowl, thoroughly mix the mayo, lime juice, chilli and garlic.

(2) Heat a heavy based frypan over a medium heat. Place one of the tortillas in the frypan and cook, turning once, until the tortilla is heated through. This should only take one minute.

(3) Now spread the heated tortilla with a couple of tablespoons of the mayo mixture. Tumble quarter of the chopped prawns onto the tortilla, followed by a quarter of the cheese. Place a quarter of the roasted capsicum strips on the tortilla making sure that all the strips are facing in the same direction (this may sound a bit silly but it does make rolling the Prawn Wraps up much easier).

(4) Starting from the bottom, roll the filled tortilla tightly up into a cylinder. Place the rolled tortilla onto a serving plate while you repeat the process with the remaining tortillas and fillings. Handy hint: If your wraps show signs of unwrapping, a couple of toothpicks will secure them.

If you are serving the Prawn Wraps as a lunch or substantial snack, you can serve them immediately. If, however, you would like to serve the Prawn Wraps as an appetiser at a picnic or BBQ, wrap each Prawn Wrap in some plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. I would suggest that you don’t refrigerate them for longer than four hours or the tortilla could become soggy and unappetising.

When you are ready to serve, unwrap the Prawn Wraps from the plastic wrap, and using a serrated knife, cut the wraps into 2cm slices. Use toothpicks to stop the slices from unrolling.

The seafood in this recipe was supplied by Princess Charlotte Seafoods phone (07) 3256 9175.

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