Monday, April 11, 2011

Tequila Lime Fajitas

I'm ready for lighter flavors and fresh vegetables.  So, this weekend I made Tequila Lime Shrimp and Chicken Fajitas.  Yum!  I thought you all might be looking for some fresh dinner ideas too, so I'm sharing.
*Sorry I don't have a picture.  I wasn't thinking fast enough, and we were really hungry so they disappeared pretty quick.*

Serves 4
For the meat;
1lb. chicken tenders or shrimp(de-veined and de-tailed)
1/4-1/2c. gold tequila**
2-3 fresh limes, or 2Tbsp. lime juice
1tbsp. olive oil
1-2tsp. Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste

8-10 Flour tortillas
1 Large Green Bell Pepper Sliced Thin
2 Large Red Bell Peppers Sliced Thin
1/2-1 Large Sweet Onion Sliced Thin
1/2-1 Tbsp. olive oil
1-2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Shredded Cheese and Sour Cream

Start by marinating meat.  To prepare the chicken, let soak in tequila and lime juice for about 1-2 hours in a covered dish or sealed freezer bag.  For the shrimp only do this about 15-30 minutes; it's more delicate.  Both meats will become slightly cooked from the acid in the lime juice, but you still need to cook through on the griddle or skillet.

When you are ready to cook, start with peppers because they take the longest to cook.  Put pepper strips on griddle with a little olive oil and let cook at 250 degrees Fahrenheit, or medium heat for 10 minutes.  Then add onion strips and Worcestershire sauce.  Let cook until very limp.  Move them around on griddle with tongs so they get some color but don't burn.  Add salt and pepper if desired.  Move pepper and onion mix to the side in a glass bowl.
Take meat out of container and put on griddle or skillet(throw out the juice) with olive oil and Worcestershire sauce.  Let cook until done, about 5-10 minutes.  I like to let my chicken get really brown on the griddle.

Serve in tortillas with cheese and sour cream.  Enjoy.  Can also sprinkle some extra lime juice on top and add guacamole.

**I used Jose Cuervo Gold.  It has a great flavor for cooking.  If you don't keep alcohol in the house just do these without it.  They are still good with just the lime juice, or you can soak them in orange juice.

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