Monday, June 13, 2005

The promised fajitas

So I promised I'd post my fajita recipe sometime. Not that anyone seems to be clamoring for it, but I made it last night and ... YUM.

Here's how.

Fajitas of Promise

1/2 a small flank steak (remember we used the other half in that salad with the cherries?)

juice and zest of 1 lime
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp oregano
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
salt and pepper to taste

1 medium purple onion, cut lengthwise into matchsticks
1 green bell pepper, cut lengthwise into strips

1 package small tortillas (I like the Mission whole wheat variety)

2 avocados, diced
light sour cream
shredded sharp cheddar

Mix lime zest and juice with oil, spices and garlic in a large bowl. Spoon half to two thirds of it over flank steak and rub it in. Get your grill sizzling hot.

Dump onions and peppers into bowl with remaining marinade. Stir to coat.

Put your meat on the grill. Get a nice, cast-iron frying pan hot and ready for the veggies. Once your meat has nice, black grill marks and a good crust on one side, turn it, and put the veggies in the pan. Add a little oil if necessary. Stir them constantly. If they start to dry out you can also add a tiny bit of water.

If you're lucky this will all be done about the same time. Let the meat rest a couple of minutes before you slice it diagonally across the grain. Pile it on tortillas with the peppers and onions as well as avocado, sour cream and cheese. Salsa, too. Have a little salad on the side if you are feeling guilty about all that good creamy stuff! Enjoy!

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