Fajitas are Spanish and are most pronounced as ‘fahitas’. It is grilled meat, which is served in a tortilla. Originally it was served with beef steak, but today you can get them with almost all kinds of meat – even with prawns.
In addition to the meat, there are sliced vegetables, and they are served with guacamole, salsa, yoghurt and cheese, as well as lime.
I am making my fajitas after the famous British television cook, cookbook writer, etc., Jamie Oliver’s recipe with a twist. I added guacamole, salsa, and maybe even yogurt – although Mr. Oliver could easily make it to perfection.
Servings: max. 4 person
- 2 red peppers
- 2 red onions
- 500 g chicken breast pieces without skin
- 2 tsp. smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 2 limes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 big tortillas
- 1½ dl guacamole
- 1½ dl salsa
- 2 dl yogurt
- 100 g cheddar cheese
- Cut the red peppers in half, remove the stick and kernels and cut the peppers into strips.
- Peel and cut the onions into small pieces.
- Cut the chicken breast into strips of the same size as the peppers.
- Bring peppers, onions and chicken in a bowl together with smoked paprika and cumin sauce.
- Press 1 paste over, spread over olive oil and season with freshly ground black pepper.
- Mix it all well.
- Heat a barbecue pan with high heat.
- Get the bowl of pepper, onion and chicken on the pan – use if necessary a sausage or the like – and let it fry for 6-8 minutes until the chicken is golden thorough. Keep turning the ingredients so that they do not get burned on the very hot forehead.
- Prepare ½ lime.
- Warm the tortillas in the microwave or on a dry hot pan.
- Put it all on the table and let each person “pack” their own food themselves.
- Serve with guacamole, salsa, yogurt, limes and grated cheddar.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Tex-Mex dishes – A little fajitas history
Fajitas belongs to the Tex-Mex dishes category. Tex-Mex is a composition of Texas and Mexico, and the term itself is an abbreviation or nickname given by the major Texas Mexican Railway company. Today, at least in Denmark, we use a culinary tradition, which contains dishes like fajitas, chili con carne, nachos, tacos and many other dishes.