Healthy Happy Hearts: Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps Recipe

Healthy Happy Hearts: Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps Recipe

Healthy Happy Hearts: Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps Recipe

Healthy Happy Hearts:

Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps Recipe

Healthy Happy Hearts: Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps Recipe

I think that one of the reasons I love fish (and seafood) and eat it regularly, is because my mum used to cook it at least twice a week when I was growing up. She used to make fish cakes, fish pie, pan-fried fish fillets, oven baked crumbed fish as well as fish curry, which was quite bold in the 60′s and 70′s, but was based on the fact that we lived overseas in far-flung exotic places and mum (and dad) learned to love curry as well as cook it at home. We also used to have cod’s roe on toast, fried cod’s roe, soused herrings, pickled fish and even prawn cocktails for a dinner party treat! So, regular readers will now understand why I feature fish and seafood recipes to often, and why I am part of the Fish is the Dish Fish Fanatic programme. Fish is the Dish have a new campaign to encourage everyone to eat more fish, as well as understand the benefits of a healthy diet where fish is part of our weekly meal plan, it’s called Healthy Happy Hearts. The challenge also has some handy meal plans available, so that you can discover how eating fish just twice a week can transform the way you look and feel, you can download the meal plans here: Happy Healthy Hearts Meal Plans.

Healthy Happy Hearts:  Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps Recipe

Healthy Happy Hearts:
Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps Recipe

The challenge is to eat two portions of fish, for six weeks. Are you up to the challenge? Well, I was! I was sent enough fish to provide two meals a week for a family of four, and these Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps are my first recipe, and at a very healthy (and yet tasty) 300 calories per portion. I used hake for this recipe, but any firm white fish would be suitable such as cod, haddock, pollack, coley or whiting. The benefits of eating fish twice a week are protein-rich fish and shellfish provide nourishment for your muscles and can also help you to fight colds and flu. Eating lean white fish, such as cod and haddock, will help you maintain a healthy weight, boost your immunity and help your body to convert food into energy. And, marine Omega-3 fatty acid comes from the family of ‘good’ fats that are not only beneficial for health, but are an essential dietary requirement. In fact, Omega-3 has been associated with brain development, joint function, healthy skin and eyes as well as better mental health. As the body isn’t able to produce these fats, it is important to include them in your dietary intake. (Information taken from the Fish is the Dish website)

Healthy Happy Hearts: Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps Recipe

Healthy Happy Hearts: Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps Recipe

This recipe is a winner and is a great way to encourage the children to eat fish as wraps are very popular. The spice mix is aromatic more than fiery, and you can adjust the heat ratio for those who are timid when it comes to chilli! Use low-fat sour cream or crème fraîche to cut back on even more calories, if you wish, and rocket leaves add a wonderfully peppery taste to these wraps, in place of mixed salad leaves. I will be sharing many more new recipes with you over the next six weeks, but for now, take a look at all of my fish recipes here: Lavender and Lovage Fish Recipes. Fish is the Dish also have some lovely recipes here: Recipes. These Mexican style fish wraps can also be served with pitta bread, or even home-made bread rolls for a fish butty! With thanks to all the team at Fish is the Dish, who supplied me with my six weeks worth of fish, I received:

6 hake skinless fillets

6 salmon fillets

4  haddock fillet

4 pollock fillets

4 cod fillets

20 Scallops

2 Coley fillets

3 Smoked Mackerel Fillets

1 kg cooked prawns

50 Mussels 

Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps

Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps

I hope you take up the Happy Healthy Heart challenge too, and do let me know if you make any of my fish recipes, or if you are trying to eat fish twice a week! Have a great Monday, see you soon, Karen 

NB: I made these wraps from scratch, using a very good recipe for them here: Flour Tortilla Wraps and the salsa is a Hairy Bikers recipe, which can be found here: Raw Salsa

Healthy Happy Hearts: Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps Recipe

Healthy Happy Hearts: Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps Recipe

Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Allergy Fish, Wheat
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Snack
Misc Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party, Easter
Region Mexican
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
Lightly spiced and low-calorie fish wraps, perfect for a light family lunch or supper, and easy to cook. These fish wraps will appeal to the children, as well as adults and any white fish can be used, such as haddock, coley, cod, pollack or whiting.

Ingredients

  • 4 hake fillets (skinned and boned)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 4 to 8 sprays of low-fat oil
  • 4 flour tortilla wraps
  • salad leaves
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons tomato salsa (hot or mild)
  • 1 lemon, cut into quarters

Note

Lightly spiced and low-calorie fish wraps, perfect for a light family lunch or supper, and easy to cook. These fish wraps will appeal to the children, as well as adults. Any white fish can be used, such as haddock, coley, cod, pollack or whiting.

Directions

Step 1 Cut the hake fillets into chunky pieces and add the mixed spices, with your hands, mix the fish with the spices so all the pieces are covered.
Step 2 Spray a large wok with the low-fat spray oil and add the spiced fish pieces; cook over a medium heat, gently moving the fish around so it is cooked evenly.
Step 3 Just before the fish is cooked, which will take about 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the pieces, warm the tortilla wraps in the microwave, or by placing them in a foil packet and placing in a warm oven. Mix the salsa with the sour cream and spoon it into a small serving bowl.
Step 4 Serve the fish with the warm wraps, the salad leaves, lemon wedges and the spicy sour cream dressing.
Healthy Happy Hearts: Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps Recipe

Healthy Happy Hearts: Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps Recipe

Healthy Happy Hearts: Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps Recipe

Healthy Happy Hearts: Low-Calorie Spicy Mexican Fish Wraps Recipe

Disclaimer: I received a box of fish for free, so I could compete in the Happy Healthy Heart Challenge; all opinions and views are my own. Karen S Burns-Booth

JWsMadeWLuvMondays

As these wraps were made with love and from scratch, I am entering them into Javelin Warrior’s Made with Love Mondays event.

More Healthy Happy Hearts Recipes:

How to Cook & Freeze Mussels

Fish pie on the rocks

Seafood Risotto

Comments

  1. says

    now that’s a great idea… fish wraps!… so simple too and packed with flavour… your recipe ideas and really growing Karen, so lovely and so different…. love your fish bowl too, thats fab!

  2. says

    Paul loves fish tacos – I haven’t made them in ages! Must try your version. We’ve been eating a lot of fish on fasting days, because you get so much more bang for your buck with a piece of fish.

  3. says

    Love the idea of bulk buying fish, these days I simply don’t trust the supermarket’s. Searching google as we speak to see if I can bulk buy in the north of england!!

  4. says

    I could eat fish like this every day :) I love the combination of spices and anything that involves homemade tortillas is fine with me! What a fun idea for fish, Karen, and thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Maya Russell says

    This fish recipe sounds and looks nice. I love spicy fish in curries but I’ve never had a fish wrap. One to do.

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