May 152010

I couldn’t get the gf’s fish burritos outta my head.

I knew i had to do it myself soon enough because simply because i think about it almost on the daily basis!

When mil bought me a kg worth of white fish fillet last week, i was like, this is it!!! Fish burritos for tonight’s dinner! *woot* However, the price for 8 pcs of tortilla wraps kinda put me off. So i made my own, especially when i practically have all the ingredients in the pantry!

But guess what?


The tortilla wraps are not worth the effort :(


Tortilla Recipe 孟老师的100道面包

150g bread flour
50g whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon yeast
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
110g water
10g olive oil
  1. Knead all the ingredient except olive oil. When the consistency appear crumbly start to add in olive oil. Continue the kneading process until it become a smooth dough.
  2. Proof for 60 minutes at a cool dry place.
  3. Divide the dough into 5 portion and roll them into round balls. Rest for about 10 minutes.
  4. Roll out the dough into 20cm round disc and cook at a preheated frying pan without oil. The pan shouldn’t be too hot, over cook will harden the tortilla.


The wraps were small. Probably 15cm – diameter – each. I couldn’t stretch it to its ideal size unfortunately.. I mean, if 1.5half recipe yields only 8 pcs and i can’t stretch it to 20cm? I rather buy. Of course, the experience was a good one. Never try, never know!

Part of the sides includes lime mayo. Goodness gracious me.. this one is a MUST. Never, ever skip this if you’re planning to do this burrito!

Lime Mayonnaise


250g (1 cup) whole egg mayonnaise
finely grated zest of 1 lime
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp sea salt.


Place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Refrigerate until needed.


Then of course we’ll have the fish.

The spices…. whoaaaaa.. simply blew me away, again!

I can eat them just like this!!

The fish

50g (1 cup) roughly chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves and stems
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 small red chilli, seeded and chopped*
1 tsp sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
zest of 1 lime
80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil
750g (1 lb 10oz) snapper fillets, or other firm white fish, skin removed, and cut into strips (important here that it is a firm fish, otherwise it tends to disintegrate while cooking)


Place all ingredients except the fish in a blender or a food processor and process until a paste forms. Place the fish in a bowl, add the paste and stir to combine. Leave to marinate for 15mins. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a high heat until hot, add some of the fish strips in a single layer and cook for 2 minutes. Turn and cook on the other side for 1 minute, or until the fish has been cooked. Remove from the pan and continue untill all the fish has been cooked. Place on a serving platter and garnish with lime cheeks (sices/wedges)


Last but not least, the oh-so-good-cucumber salad!!

The lime juice is the key ingredient. And oh, the cilantro too ;)

the Cucumber Salad


1 telegraph (long) cucumber
250g (1 punnet) cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
4 spring onions (scallions) sliced
handful of coriander (cilantro) leaves
1 tsp lime juice
1 small red chilli, seeded and sliced finely – i skipped this because of my young children
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp caster (superfine) sugar


Peel the cucumber and slice in half lengthways, remove the seeds with a teaspoon and slice into 5mm (1/4 inch) pieces. Place the remaining ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine.


To assemble :

1. Warm your wraps.

2. Spread the lime mayo over the wrap generously.. u won’t regret the calories!! :P

3. Place 2-3 slices of fish on it, and the salad of course.

4. Wrap them anyway you like and voila!! -

*do prepare at least 2 burritos for 1 person. 1 burrito simply not enough!

because my wraps were small, i couldn’t do the proper burrito-way-of-wrapping

It sounds like a lot of work and troublesome even, but the truth is.. it’s not. Really!

Have fun!

  7 Responses to “[Dinner] Fish burritos by Bill Granger”

  1. oh that looks fantastic babe! i dunno why but i just hv this tendency to wanna make everything u posted on yr blog!! think i’m gonna skip making my own tortilla and just go for store-bought. snapper is expensive right? saw really small pcs going for like $4. wonder if i could just frozen fillets like sutchi or something.

    omg i can just imagine the lime mayo with the fish…so hungry now!

  2. Hhahahha.. u’re too kind dear. U where got make everything? Just 1-2 only lah! ;)

    Ermm.. yeah, snapper is kinda ex.. can go for ‘sheng yu’ instead actually. Frozen fillets are a no no.. not nice at all!

    YES. The mayo rocks!

  3. i mean i FEEL like making everything, but of coz i didn’t. those cheesecakes if i make liao who wants to eat? plus i’m still on my weight loss regimen hehehe.

    oooh frozen fillet not nice ah? ok, will go for fresh ones :)

  4. i LOVE burritos!!!!! and WRAPS! :D It looks delicious as usual!!

  5. evan : OOorrhhhhhh.. ok ok.. cheesecake no one eats? Bling over! :P Yes, fresh fresh fresh fillet!

    christina : same! i can’t say no to wraps.. make it for hb one of these days! :)

  6. hehe, even if i eat it’ll be just a tiny slice. which is why i feel like making individual portion like those french desserts (easier to decorate oso). but i can’t find a springform that tiny and i can’t use my mousse ring :(

  7. Let me know if u manage to find the small ones ok!

    I also WANT!

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