Thursday, 13 February 2014

Friday Night Fajitaaaas

For me Friday nights are all about sharing foods with your loved ones, be it a sharing platter at a restaurant, a cheeky dominos, or a feast. Food brings everyone together, creates discussions, memories and laughter. When I think of fajitas, it takes me back to my uni days where me and my housemates and friends would sit round our coffee table in our living room and dig into a big bowl of fajita mix, guacamole and cheese. This is where we would discuss our lives, the good and the bad. Helping sort the worlds problems.


Normally when I cook fajitas I reach for the trusty packet of Old El Paso, but this time I decided to make my own from scratch. I looked at the ingredients on the back and then went to my spice rack. It is stupidly easy (I have wasted many a year buying the packets). All you need is Ground Cumin, Ground Coriander, Chilli Powder and Smoked Paprika. These are my spice rack staples and I am actually quite shocked at myself that it took so long to make my own. Old habits die hard I guess. Annnyyy waay, I served my fajitas with homemade guacamole, crème fraiche and cheese. Boom best fajitas eveaaaaaaa.




To make this incredibly easy and scrumptious dish for 3/4 people (depends how greedy you are feeling!!) you will need:

2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. ground coriander
1 or 2 tsp. chilli powder (depends how hot you like your mix to be)
1 tsp. smoked paprika
splash olive oil
3 chicken breasts
2 onions
2 peppers
splash of hot sauce for extra heat and goodness

1 ripe avocado
1/4 finely diced red onion
juice of half a lime
1 red chilli
small handful of coriander leaves
Maldon Salt
dash olive oil

crème fraiche
Mature cheddar
tortilla wraps (I discovered Tesco do these amazing seeded wholemeal ones, go go go)

First slice your chicken, onion and pepper in to stripes and cover in the spices and olive oil. Leave for few mins to marinate.





Pop your peppers and onion in one pan and the chicken in another. I find this gives and even cook and ensures your chicken doesn't dry out! It also ensures maximum flavour and perfect caramelisation.


Whilst your chicken and veg are happily caramelising away in the pan, make your guac.







Honestly the easiest thing to make and one of the most mind blowing things to eat. I LOVE guacamole, obsessed. The creamy, slightly spicy limeyness just makes me smile so much. Its just so fresh and well yum. I did go through a stage of craving only Wahaca Guacamole and nothing would suffice. Luckily I passed that stage and my own lives up.

To make it you will need to peel and chop your avocado, pop into a mortar and pestle (you could use a Magimix or failing that a fork, slightly bash and then add the rest of the ingredients, pound and smoosh until you get a lovely cream, slightly chunky consistency.

By now your chicken and veg should be perfectly cooked, pop into a dish, place on table with the other goodies and plate up.

A perfect Friday night supper, easy, quick and just so darn good. It could also be semi healthy if you didn't add the cheese, but well ya know, you only live once and life is too short without cheese.








Its made my mouth water just looking at it. Good thing is that as I am writing I am happily munching on some salmon sushi.

Happy Thursday everyone, Its almost the weekend. Wahoooo.

xxx

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