pátek 21. srpna 2009

Something like fajitas...

I'm not an expert on tex-mex cuisine. I've never been to the USA nor Mexico, so I am not claiming that this is THE original recipe, this is just the way I do it. I find that Prague restaurants serving fajitas tend to skimp on meat a lot and basically serve sauteed onions and bell peppers with a few strips of meat. That's why I stopped eating fajitas in restaurants and now we sometimes make make them at home. This dish is a real crowd pleaser, you serve the separate ingredients and your guests assemble their fajitas themselves. If you decide to cook the more traditional beef fajitas use good quality meat!

Igredients for 2 people:
1 -Meat
500 gr chicken breast
1 teaspoon of ground cumin, paprika, oregano, brown sugar
1 teaspoon hot chile sauce (I use green habanero sauce)
2 teaspoons of avocado oil (or olive oil)
juice of 1 lime
1 crushed garlic clove
1/2 of a yellow and red pepper
salt pepper
*1 small sliced onion

2 - Tomato salsa
2 ripe tomatoes
6-8 slices of pickled jalapenos (I've never seen fresh jalapenos in Prague)
juice of 1/2 lime
1/half of a crushed garlic clove
salt, pepper
* 2 tablepspoons of finely chopped onion

3 - Guacamole
1 very ripe big avocado
juice of 1/2 lime
salt pepper
1 tablespoon of the tomato salsa
fresh coriander, chopped
* 1 tablespoon of finely chopped onion

4 - For serving
6 medium sized tortillas - preferably corn tortillas
Grated cheese
Sour cream
*I don't eat raw onions! That's why I rarely use them, but fajitas actually should contain onions.

Cut the meat and peppers into strips, mix with other ingredients from the Meat part and let stand in the fridge for 6 hours at least, I leave to marinate overnight.

Prior to cooking prepare the salsas. For the tomato salsa finely chop the tomatoes or use a processor to do it. Finely chop the pickled jalapenos and add to the tomatoes, add other ingredients and mix well. For the guacamole cut the avocados in half and remove pit. Mash the insides of the avocado in a bowl, if the avocado is ripe enough than it will be easy to do. Add the lime juice, salt, pepper and some of the tomato salsa. Mix well.

Heat a large skillet with some oil. Stirfry the chicken with the peppers.

Put salsas, cheese and sourcream into separate bowls. Serve the meat with the tortillas, salsas and condiments. Enjoy!

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