When I was growing up in my Sicilian-American family, we ate a LOT of broccoli sautéed in garlic and olive oil. It’s one of the flavors that tastes like home to me. I can’t get enough of it, but lately, I’ve wanted to reinvigorate it and make it new again. And so we come to this Mushroom Pancetta Wrap with Broccoli Garlic Puree.
I wanted a deep garlic flavor. I wanted creaminess. I wanted salt and sweetness and bite. I wanted a little bit of crunch. This wrap delivers on all of it!
First, gently sauté a bunch of crushed garlic cloves in extra virgin olive oil.
This infusion is one of my favorite condiments, so I always make extra. It’s the perfect base for whipping up a quick linguine pomodoro. And trust me when I say you haven’t had REAL garlic bread until you’ve spread some garlic-infused olive oil on a baguette, toasted it, and promised me your first born for suggesting it.
(You can keep your first born. I appreciate the sentiment, but I’m more of a pet person).
Where was I? Oh yes. First, sauté your garlic.
Next, we’ll steam the broccoli just slightly until it’s tender, then toss some of our amazing garlic-infused olive oil into a frying pan, add the broccoli, and stir gently to coat.
Sauté, adding just a little water at a time to keep the broccoli from browning too fast. Remove from heat when the broccoli is tender enough to slice easily with a fork.
Purée the broccoli in a food processor, adding more garlic-infused olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
From here on out it’s easy and quick — just slice and sauté some mushrooms in that same pan with a bit more magic oil. Then gently crisp up the pancetta. Slice up some red onions and start layering all that goodness onto a flour tortilla: broccoli-garlic purée, sautéed mushrooms, crispy pancetta, creamy mozzarella, and crunchy red onion. The flavor is out of this world, and the texture is just right.
Be careful when folding the tortilla around the filling for the Mushroom Pancetta Wrap. I like to fold the sides in first and then use my fingers to hold them in as as I go.
That’s it! You have a mouthwatering sophisticated lunch or dinner that comes together in minutes!
I created this wrap as part of a Savour: Live Fast, Cook Slow meal plan. Do all the prep work for it on the same day you make a roast chicken and my Roasted Broccoli Orzo Bowl in order to use the fresh produce you’ve bought most effectively.