S is for Souvlaki for The Kids Cook Monday


Bear and Bee love wraps.  Those thin soft flatbreads that come in lots of flavour combinations and make even an everday sandwich seem exciting.  They love wraps on their own, cut up into pieces and baked to make tortilla chips, sandwiched together with melted cheese as quesadillas and with meat and salad for lunch.  I am planning to try them as pizza bases soon too.  (Yes my girls do tend to be carb freaks at the moment!)


So for tonight's The Kids Cook Monday recipe I decided we would take advantage of the love affair with flatbread and make Lamb Souvlaki style Wraps.  Here's what we used:

Ingredients:
300g lamb strips
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 cloves garlic, crushed
a pinch of salt and pepper
1 small red onion, finely sliced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
100g natural or greek-style yoghurt
lettuce leaves
1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes, chopped


Here's what we did:
We placed the lamb, oregano, 1 clove crushed garlic and the salt and pepper in a medium bowl and stirred to make sure the lamb strips were well coated. (The bowl could be covered with plastic wrap and the lamb allowed to marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes if you wanted to increase the flavours)  I then heated the oil in a large frypan over high heat.  I then added the lamb and cooked it for 4 minutes.  Next I added the onion and fried it with the lamb for another 2 minutes.
Lamb souvlaki wraps
Bee having a go at cutting up the onion.

Lamb souvlaki wraps
Frying the lamb strips - definitely an adult's task when cooking with young children.

Bee then combined the yoghurt and remaining garlic in a small bowl.
Lamb souvlaki wraps

We assembled the wraps by placing a flatbread on a plate and topping it with the lettuce, tomato, lamb mix and a small amount of the garlic yoghurt.
Lamb souvlaki wraps
Bee cutting the cherry tomatoes in half
Lamb souvlaki wraps
Salad spinners are a great way for young children to get involved in cooking


Lamb souvlaki wraps
Lamb souvlaki style wraps


These wraps were delicious and so easy to make.  Bear and Bee even tried the lamb and declared it yum!".  They are definitely getting a permanent place on the menu plan for summer.

What does your child like to eat in a wrap?



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