The dish defines the new-age Middle East – a mix of the traditional with the modern. The very traditional Pita bread is wrapped with Asian flavors resulting in a ‘pocket full of flavor’ – Chilli Fish Pita Wraps pack a flavor punch- bold, clean and bright and can be easily made when you’ve unexpected hungry guests.!
There are few people who believe that Army Life is all about fun. And these people picture us the Army Wives with a glass of wine in hand and dance away to glory at the parties. They feel, all we do is dress in the finest of clothes and live a life of luxury. Yes. We do all that! But, not only that!
Family Welfare Meets are interactions in which we have sessions or meetings with the fellow soldier’s family. These sessions help in shedding their inhibitions regarding their traditions, their upbringing, or even their innate fear. We also conduct programs by bringing in eminent speakers, doctors, psychologists who could listen to them and discuss some vital concerns including health, hygiene, child-care, the need for employment and social issues. We help them pick up a hobby or so, nurture skill development for families, develop interests in unexplored areas like quilling, stitching, weaving, crafting, flower arrangements, jewelry making, thereby making them self-sufficient and independent. We also help them learn to read and write, especially English and Hindi. We try to make it fun through entertainment programs, brain-tickling exercises, dance, and music.
It feels great when a soldier’s wife, holds your hand and say that such meets are refreshing, having had the opportunity to come out of their homes, from their kitchen and babysitting. It helps us too- the Officers’ wives in setting ourselves free. We often get surprised by the inner strength and maturity that comes to us. The underlying truth is we help one another in gathering the courage to support our family through tough times, especially when your soldier is away in difficult locations, guarding our frontiers.
It is to be in his shoes, be the head of the family when the situation calls in or seem hopeless.
It is to provide comfort in knowing that we are not alone and offer support and encouragement so that we all will continue walking the path of healing and rejuvenation with our soldier and try our bit to help and succeed in giving our undivided attention.
Coming to the recipe…
Pita Wraps are easy to make with the choice of your fillings. You can make it healthy by adding lots of crunchy vegetables and proteins. Here I am bringing together the Asian flavors to create a perfect fusion of the Mediterranean wrap.
When the Officer husband is away on duty, I prefer a quick fix for my lunch and dinner. I had some fish fillets lying in the refrigerator and thought of making my version of a Chilli Fish. When wrapped with a Pita Bread resulted in a delicious dish that I absolutely fell in love with. I couldn’t wait for my husband to get back so that I could share these with him. And Man, was I right! He savored the wraps and wanted me to make more. Today as I type this post, you should know that we just gobbled three of these. Buuurrp!
The process of making this dish cannot be any easier. You boil the fish fillets in salted water until just cooked. The onions and tomato are stir-fried with sauces and the shredded fish is added. To assemble the Pita Wrap, you place a lettuce or cabbage leaf, top with the Chilli Fish. You can also finish off with Mayo. And… it’s done!
Chilli Fish Pita Wraps Recipe
Chilli Fish Pita Wraps are what I make when I crave for Mediterranean flavors and I am short on time. These pack a flavor punch- bold, clean and bright and can be easily made when you’ve unexpected hungry guests. A perfect easy entertaining lunch recipe! You can also add cooked shredded chicken/meat instead of fish.
Also, do let me know if you would like the recipe of a home-made Pita Bread.
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