A taste of Mexico for Nelson kitchens
Spring has arrived, no really it has, or at least that’s what the calendar is telling me.
You’d never know by all the snow still falling in the area, and while Toronto and Winnipeg are experiencing summer-like temperatures. I’m still wearing my Sorels.
This week I needed something quick, hot and comforting so I went to one of my go-to mid week meals: chicken and pepper fajitas.
I found this recipe a few years ago on one of my favourite blogs Everybody Loves Sandwiches and have made variations of it ever since.
With a Corona or a Margarita it’s almost like the cheapest trip to Mexico.
What you need:
1 T olive oil
2 large peppers (different colours look best here), sliced lengthwise
1 red onion, cut in half & sliced lengthwise
1 t cumin
1 t chili powder
1/8 t cayenne pepper
juice of 1/2 lime
4-6 large flour tortillas
toppings: hot sauce, salsa, sour cream, grated cheddar cheese
In a large pan, heat oil over med-high heat and add in peppers and onions, sauteing until some bits are slightly scorched yet making sure the vegetables have reached the desired slightly crisp/slightly soft point. Squeeze with lime and remove from heat.
Warm tortillas over a gas flame or heat using a separate pan until warm and bendy. Place a portion of the vegetable mixture in the middle of your tortilla and pile on the toppings. Fold by flipping up the bottom and folding in the sides into a nice little package. Eat and repeat. Makes 4-6 tortillas depending on how much you fill them.
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