Photo: Erik R. Trinidad
Despite Chipotle's admirable self-proclaimed "F.W.I. (Food With Integrity)" philosophy, which drives them to buy items only from environmentally-conscious farms, the end result still looks like plain ol' fast food. This is where Fancy Fast Food comes in!
Find the "recipe" for Chicken Chipotlioli after the jump.
Chicken "Chipotlioli" (ingredients from Chipotle)
1 burrito with grilled chicken, fresh tomato salsa, cheese and lettuce (no rice or beans)
1 condiment cup of tomatillo-red chili salsa
1 soft drink of your choice
Organic basil leaves (for garnish and a touch of irony)
Unwrap the burrito and separate the ingredients: tomatoes, cheese, lettuce and grilled chicken.
Put the chicken in a food processor and pulse it down to a paste-like substance for the ravioli filling.
For the ravioli "pasta," starting by rinsing the empty tortilla. Then, using a ravioli cutter, cut out the first piece of "pasta."
Scoop out a small amount of ground chicken and place it on top of the tortilla where you will cut out the other half of the ravioli. Place the first side on top and then cut through to the other side with the ravioli stamp. Pinch the edges of the ravioli closed with your fingers to seal in the chicken. (The tortilla should still be moist enough that it will fuse easily.) Repeat this ravioli-making process until you run out of tortilla.
To make a spicy sauce, chop the tomatoes down to a pulp, and then add them to the tomatillo-red chili salsa and mix well.
Chop the lettuce into small pieces to use as a garnish.
To plate your meal and make it "fancy," carefully place the raviolis on a plate, artfully top them with the sauce you made, the chopped lettuce and some cheese. Garnish with ironic basil leaves and voila! It's Fancy Fast Food!
Erik R. Trinidad -- who is not a trained chef but enjoys recreational cooking -- is the creator of Fancy Fast Food, where fast food goes through an extreme makeover without the use of any additional ingredients (other than an occasional garnish). This is his fourth post for Slashfood. Check out his travel blog at TheGlobalTrip.com, plus more mock recipes and videos at FancyFastFood.com.