August 25, 2009

Fish Wraps with Mango Salad


When we recently had friends over for dinner, we decided to do something different. Instead of spicy curries in the hot weather, we made fish wraps and lentil soup. The dinner was lite, the conversation lively and it was a pleasant evening spent with friends.

I warmed up to the idea of fish wraps, and was really delighted with how it turned out. The combination was light and spicy, the fish was spiced right and the mango in the wraps provided the unexpected sweetness.

Ingredients: (serves 4-6)
For Fish:
1 tspoon garlic, minced
1 tspoon cumin, ground
1/2 tspoon fresh black pepper
1/2 - 2/3 tspoon salt
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 tspoon cayenne pepper, ground
6-7 fish fillets, fresh or frozen, thawed
3 tbspoon olive oil

mango salad

For Salad:
1 ripe mango chopped small
1 1/2 tomato chopped small
1 big cucumber
1 medium onion
1/2 can drained and washed black beans
salt to taste
2/3 tspoon freshly ground black pepper
1-2 tbspoon lime juice (depending on taste)

1 pack whole wheat tortilla wraps

1 pack fresh guacamole


For Fish:


Preheat oven to 350°F.
Whisk oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin, black pepper, salt and cayenne pepper in small bowl and coat the fish liberally.
Allow it to marinate in a fridge for up to an hour.
Then bake it in a tray for 20 to 25 minutes until fish is opaque and flakes with fork.

For Salad:
Mix all the ingredients and let it sit for 15-20 minutes for it to mix together.

Building the wrap:
Here is a nice trick I learnt for building the wrap. Sprinkle some drops of water on paper towel and put the tortilla on top. Then heat it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. The tortilla turns out super soft and helps while building the wrap.


Spread the guacamole, then pile a few tbspoons of the salad in the middle, then put the fish on top and roll from one end to another.

Serve with chips, or soup.


  1. Oooh Mandira, this is so unique, different and delicious looking!

    I especially love the mango salad... yummy and beautiful :)

  2. wow!! That's a yummy wrap...I liked mango salad idea very much.

  3. loved ur idea , mandira...especially to add mango salad....and as u said, simple and light....:)

  4. Combination is real good, Mandira, fish wrap with mango salsa...uh yummy, amar jive jal asche, I've to try this...thanks for sharing

  5. Am going to try this with bhetki fillet. Lovely snaps Mandira! :-)

  6. Loved ur making out wraps with fish, very new to me..

  7. These wraps are a great idea. The fish looks mighty tasty. We also do a "burrito bowl" and they are good too with the fish.

  8. I've never seen a fish filling in a wrap! Awesome :)

  9. Love the mango salad, looks refreshing!

  10. I have never seen or had a fish wrap. Wonderful idea

  11. Mandira,
    What fish have you used for this recipe?

  12. Awesome Idea, this will be a perfect idea for my hubby s lunch box.thank you so much for that lovely comment in my blog.

  13. what a wonderful idea & you have really awesome taste & flavors combined here. I have Tilapia fillet which cooks really fast. I will this soon.

  14. Now, that looks delish, Mandira.Love, love, love the idea :-)

  15. You always bring some spcl fish dishes, Mandira..!
    LOVE it.. :)

  16. Hi Mandira, You such a wonderful collection of recipes. Now, I have something waiting at my site ...

  17. that looks fresh and wonderful...

  18. Making kids eat fish is a big task.. this is sure a winner... makes me drool

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  20. I love the idea of a fish wrap, but that baked fish looks so good on its own, I don't think it will end up in a wrap here :)

  21. Thanks all Sorry for the delay. We have enjoyed the fish wraps and have had the mango salad several times without the wraps :)

    Sudheshna I used tilapia for this recipe, but you can use any white fish.

  22. Dear Mandira,
    so many yummy post i missed here...
    this one caught my wrap khohno banai ni r khayi O ni..tobe will try it now ..amaar meyer khob bhalo lagbe...Pujo te ki korcho?
    hugs and smiles

  23. such a refreshingly new recipe..

  24. These wraps idea is nice. The fish looks mighty tasty.This is my favorite fish, and you make it pretty easy, and yummy, and the topping is looking very beautiful and tasty.

  25. mmmm. this looks really delicious, I love seafood so much. I will follow your recipe and make it for tonight thank you so much!

  26. Its really very yummy recipe. I am so much exited for trying this recipe in my home.First i will try and then come back soon here with my feedback. Thanks for sharing with us.


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