My Mom, who was the sole parent in our household started the tradition that birthdays were a much celebrated event. I now believe she hatched this scheme as a means of creating a bit of fun in our lives and our Asheville Bed and Breakfast -Fabulous Fajitas will enable your family create a bit of fun for your celebrations too.
My Mom made this a fun event as there are tasks contained within this recipe that even “little hands” can master and some mathematical skills to be learned as well.
1 orange, juiced
2 limes, juiced
3 T. canola oil or olive oil
2 Garlic cloves, minced fine
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced. The seeds contain the heat so if you are looking for a bit, leave all or some of them in…If not. remove them.
1 T. cilantro, use fresh, chop fine
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp salt
2 1/4 pound of skirt steak or flank steak. You will want to trim the fat.
1 green pepper, slice both thin and in half so that the pieces of veggie you will later put on your tortilla fit nicely in there.
1 red pepper, slice exactly like the green one
1 yellow pepper….You know the drill now
1 red onion. Use the red. It looks so pretty and the flavor is awesome
12 warm tortillas. You can either place them all together in tin foil in a warm oven or you can grill them up a bit in the skillet. Not too much or they become crispy, not pliable and won’t fold nicely. I like them better that way.
If you have time you will have an infinitely better product if you have time to marinate the meat (8 hours minimum and 24 ideal)Keep in refrigerator.
In a small bowl whisk together all marinade items. This is all the ingredients up to the steak.
After marinade time is completed remove marinade from meat. Grill the steak in a pan (grill pan if you have one and cast iron skillet if you don’t…Depending on the size of the steak you might have to cut it to fit in a skillet. Cook on medium high heat for 4 minutes on each side. In the same skillet you cooked the steak cook the vegetables to your taste….more cooked or a leave a bit of a bite.
Thinly slice steak on the diagonal against the grain.
You are now ready to build your Fabulous Fajita. Have some shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa too to put on there as well. You will be in Fajita heaven. Not to mention, the budget if firmly in tow. Always a good thing these days.
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