Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ryan's Fajita's

We love having Ryan make his famous fajita's for Family Gatherings
 
 
Ryan loves cooking for us
Snowstorm after snowstorm it's good to finally get together .

 
It's Lia and Will's Bday I'm making Nonna's Never Fail Chocolate Cake
while Ryan slices the peppers and onions. 

 
Ryan uses 1 green pepper, 1 orange pepper, 1 red pepper

 
and  2 medium Bermuda onions
 
 
while the peppers and onions are sautéing 
 
 
Ryan makes Guacamole mashing avocadoes

 
Adding finely diced Bermuda onion

 
diced tomato and a squeeze of lime

 
Ryan marinated the steaks and chicken at home

 
he brought his favorite grilling pan - look at the pretty grill lines he gets with his pan


 
It does take two people to operate the grill pan at least that's what Ryan said
I think he just wanted company in the kitchen

 
the fajitas are almost done the chicken is sizzling while the steak rests

 
Ryan cooked the steak perfectly,

the real fun begins - put a tortilla on a plate, add chicken/steak,
 
 
guacamole, sour cream, grated monterey cheese


 
perfectly sautéed peppers & onion,
 
 
roll and enjoy!!
 
 
 
 save room for Nonna's Never Fail Chocolate Cake

 
 
Fajita's
 
1 lb marinated Steak, recipe below
3 bell peppers, red, green , orange, sliced
2 Bermuda onions, sliced
2 tbs olive oil
 
Guacamole, Sour cream, 1 cup Monterey jack cheese
8 flour or corn tortillas
 
Prepare
Marinate meat 2-12 hours before cooking fajitas.

Over med low heat, put olive oil in pan, add peppers & onions sauté slowly. season with salt and pepper about 20 minutes'

In a separate pan or on the grill.  Sear steak 3 min. per side for medium rare


Marinade for Steak or Chicken
 
Ingredients
1/8 cup oil ( I use olive oil)
¾ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup soy sauce ( Use more or less for preferred taste)
¼ cup packed brown sugar
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 Tbsp. cilantro  
 
1lb flank steak, or chicken thighs or breast 
 
Mix ingredients together, add meat .
Marinate meat 2-12 hours before cooking fajitas.

Guacamole

4 avocadoes
1 tomato, diced
½ cup onion, dices
2 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ cup red pepper diced
2 limes juiced
 
DirectionsMash avocadoes, mix in the rest of the ingredients into mashed avocado. 
 
Guacamole turns an icky brown if left out in the open air if you make it ahead of time take plastic wrap and press it completely over the guacamole.  If there is any air pockets you will have brown spots.  Scoop the brown off and serve.