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I ain't good at drawing but I can say with confidence that I can cook quite well and make everyone happy, with a good meal. Cooking is an art and with passion & Love for it we can create so many wonderful dishes....Loving it everytime...

Friday, June 13, 2008

Fajita - Yummy! with chicken

Last night for dinner i tried fajita for the first time and my hubby loved it and said that it tastes like the one we eat at restaurants and that he won't have to eat it at restaurants anymore. It didn't take a lot of time to make it either.
The list may seem big for the stuffing but the outcome is very much surprising.This might sound tedious but u can have the whole thing ready in less than an hour and u can make it ahead and keep it too...

Require:-

1. Tortillas medium size - 8 (store bought is fine)
2. Lettuce - shredded one bowl
3. Bell pepper salsa - 1 bowl
4.Goucomole - 1/2 bowl
5.Sour cream - optional (store bought)
6. Baby portabella mushrooms - sauteed 1 cup
7. Sliced onion - sauteed with chicken or steak or any meat of choice. If you are a vegetarian you can saute vegetables and use.
8. Hot Sauce - for hot flavor if more spice is required (for serving)
Goucomole :-
Avocado - 2 scooped and smashed
Shallots - 2 very finely chopped
Lemon - juice of one
Salt to taste
Immediately after scoopign the avocado pour a little lemon juice over it to avoid it from becoming dark and bitter.
Mix all these together making sure there are no lumps. Cover and put it in the fridge at least for an hour and allow it to set.

Bell Pepper Salsa:-
Yellow/orange bell pepper - 1 seeded and chopped fine
Red bell pepper - 1 seeded and chopped fine
Jalepeno - chopped fine 1 tsp
Lime - juice of one
cilantro - handful chopped fine
Salt to taste

Mix all the above together, cover and leave it in the fridge for an hour.

Baby Portabella Mushroom:-

Mushroom - sliced 1 bowl
Butter - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Pepper
Any steak seasoning - as per required

In a non stick pan heat the butter and then add the mushrooms and saute for a while before adding the salt,pepper and the seasoning. Saute till done and remove it from the stove.

Sauteed Onion with chicken:-

Onion - sliced thin
Spring onions - chopped 2 tbsp
chicken - chopped small
Salt to taste
Pepper
Steak seasoning or any seasoning of choice
Cooking oil - 1 tsp

In a non-stick pan pour the oil and then add the chopped chicken and stir it for a minute or two. Add the seasoning, salt and pepper mix well. When half done add the sliced onions and the spring onions. Since the chicken is chopped it will cook very fast. When completely done and the aroma arises keep it aside.
If you are using steak, then season it with salt,pepper and the seasoning and let it marinate for an hour. for steak i prefer to grill it first then shred it when warm and then follow the same procedure as stated above for chicken. Or saute the onions and spring onions separately with salt, pepper and the seasoning.

To assemble the fajita:-
You can either serve the tortillas with all the above separately or u can also serve it as a roll.
1. Warm the tortillas one by one on a skillet until soft.
2. Spread the goucomole on the tortilla
3. Place a handful of shredded lettuce spread it over the goucomole
4. Add a tablespoon of salsa
5. A tablespoon of sauteed mushroom
6. The chicken /steak/veges
7. A dash of hot sauce over the spread
8. Sour cream optional
9. Roll it and serve it..
Once you try this, you will never wanna eat it out, when you can make it fresh at home anytime you want.

I am sending this delicious recipe to Srivalli's Roti Mela. Thank you very much Srivalli for letting me add my recipes. Her blog is http://cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com/



I am also sending this for the contest of the month to Vandana's website. Her blog address is http://cookingupsomethingnice.blogspot.com/

I am sending this to Sri of Me and My Kitchen

2 comments:

Srivalli said...

that looks great..thanks for the entry!

Aartee said...

Thanks a lot!