Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Mmm, Fajitas

Okay, I owe you a recipe today and I told a friend I'd post my Mom's AWESOME Fajita Marinade (it is actually a recipe she got from a friend as well, so that's why I'm sharing) in honor of Cinco de Mayo this week. You can use this with chicken, beef, shrimp, you name it--it works for about 8lbs of meat, so if you're not cooking for a lot of people, make the full marinade, but freeze what you don't use.

1 1/2 C. soy sauce
1 TBS honey
5 TBS cilantro (fresh, finely chopped)
4 cloves garlic
1/3 C Worcestershire sauce
2 TBS oil
1 1/2 C water
1/2 to 1 tsp pepper (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together. Marinade boneless chicke breasts, or beef fajita skirts for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight. Cook on the gril, basting occasionally with marinade. When done (do not overcook), slice into thin strips with sharp or electric knife. Serve with sautee'd onions, bell peppers, guacamole, sour cream, tomatos, picantes, grated cheese and tortillas. These leftovers make for an AWESOME fajita salad too--sometimes the meat almost tastes better the next day (chicken especially).

So, I hope you enjoy these--they are a FAVORITE of this Texas girl!! Today was a fair day...got in some stretching and some core exercises in the morning, and a brick this afternoon---the wind was KICKING out there, but I survived and did so well. I thought I wouldn't get outside to ride because of reports of severe weather--but it seems to have missed up, and to our east there are some torandos touching down...weather is crazy. It's no wonder we had the wind that we did today...it did rain some today, but none that caused any problems for me. I also got my tires rotated and aligned, oil changed, new windshield wipers, and my brake fluid system flushed--all much needed! I'm sure some of this is do it yourself stuff, but not if you're me. There are a lot of things I can do on my own, but the automotive stuff just isn't---I just dislike it and takes too much time. Any boyfriend applicants must include their capabilities to accomplish these tasks, it will improve their marketability! :) Haha! I also got gas RIGHT before they raised the price by SIX CENTS TO $3.54........this is getting LUDICROUS...

2 comments:

Laura said...

Yay for the recipe!

And you want to talk about ludicrous gas prices...it's now $3.69 here in PA today!

Kathleen said...

I LOVE fajitas! That sounds tasty!