Friday, April 9, 2010

Steak Fajitas

One of the things food bloggers have to contend with is unscrupulous websites stealing our content (words, pictures, and all). A technique I learned on the Food Blog Forum for catching this "content scraping" is to include your blog name in each post and then set a Google Alert for your blog name. I set this up about two weeks ago.

In retrospect, a Google Alert with the keywords NIBBLE and ME can be very interesting.

Anyway, nibble on this: Steak Fajitas.

NMT Steak Fajita Marinade
Source: Nibble Me This

1/4 cup Oil
1/4 cup Lime Juice
1/4 cup Tequila
1-2 clove Garlic minced
1 1/2 teaspoon Season salt
1 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Chili powder
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Red pepper flakes

1.5 lb flat iron steak, flank steak, or skirt steak
1 ea bell pepper sliced
1 ea red onion sliced

flour tortillas, shredded cheese, diced tomato, and other toppings

Whisk together all marinade ingredients. Reserve 2-3 Tbsp of the marinade. Use the rest to marinade the steak and veggies for 1-2 hours.

Grill the steak over direct heat at 500f for 4-5 minutes per side.

Add the veggies to a griddle for during the last two minutes.
If you have an 18.5 or 22.5 inch grill like a Weber or Big Green Egg, the Craycourt cast iron modular grate* is the best accessory you can have for grilled fajitas. You can sear the steak over the grill while you cook the veggies on the griddle at the same time. You could also use a small cast iron skillet on a regular grill as your "griddle" for the veggies.

While the steak is resting, make the simple, easy and super delicious Fajita Finishing Sauce

NMT Fajita Finishing Sauce
Source: Nibble Me This

2-3 Tbsp NMT Steak Fajita Marinade
1/2 cup sour cream

Mix the marinade and cup of sour cream to make the Fajita Finishing Sauce.


Thinly slice the steak and assemble with the toppings you like. Then squirt the finishing sauce on top.

The grilled tender steak, charred veggies, and Fajita Finishing Sauce were stunning in combination.

Now I just have to learn to make my own fresh tortillas. Anyone have any posts or tips about making your own tortillas? Do you HAVE to have one of those presses?

30 comments:

  1. I make homemade tortillas all the time. I don't use a press. Here's my recipe :)

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  2. Fajatas are one of our favorites. Too bad you don't live next door - I would be right over. Can't wait to see you learn to make your own fresh tortillas. That would only make it better.
    Sam

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  3. I really enjoy steak Fajitas..handy like a taco, tasty like a steak...

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  4. Looks great! Excellent lighting and color on the plated shot. I will be "borrowing" this recipe very soon (with proper attribution, of course).

    I run a Google Alert search and also check my web stats to see who might be appropriating my material. It's only been a problem a couple of times.

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  5. That sizzle sound of fajitas always makes me think of a chain restaurant I loved as a kid called Chi-Chi's. We never ordered fajitas because I guess Mom thought I'd burn myself. *frowny face*

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  6. I tried that once, set up the Google Alert, but everytime I comment on anyone's blog, it shows up in that alert and alerts became overwhelming. Just in the event that anyone would want my content, I probably should do it again. ok, let's talk fajitas! This looks wonderful! I think it should be fajita time in our household!

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  7. Holy crap, those look ridiculous. I miss having a grill so bad and that's why!

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  8. Great looking meal Chris - I especially like the finishing sauce idea and recipe.

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  9. Yummy, yum, yum, yum!! I was just thinking fajitas the other day. Yours look amazing. Happy weekend!!

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  10. Your fajitas look fantastic Chris!
    Thanks for the tip about Google Alert too. :)

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  12. Hullo Happy Sunshine pal, its GOrgeously spring ,blue skies and summer hues, we are so happy and with this happiness lets JOin the Party ,for dear CHaya 's BIRTHDAY.[10th april]..yeah its a suprise party for her....and she's ur pal too....
    and all u need to do is hop at the link below and leave her a birthday message and link any or all of ur deliciousness u wanna bring to the party.....looking foward to u ....at the party and CHaya ...is going to love having u over .......
    ANd if possible please send this message atleast to 5 of ur bloggin buddys , we so wanna make her day dont we....

    come to the party ....ur presence n love will make the difference.....

    to bring the joy of the gorgeously stunning Springtime right here http://brightmorningstarsfoodie.blogspot.com/2010/04/hugs-n-love-suprise-party-for-u-dear.html

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  13. OMG - those fajitas look so good. Now I want fajitas for dinner! Maybe one night next week. I am going to "steal" this marinade!

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  14. I absolutely love fajitas!I have to make them at home more often. I need a margarita and I am happy :)

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  15. Oh my . . . now you're enticing the Texas gal in me. I love skirt steak fajitas, and the finishing sauce looks like it would give me the mmmm face for sure. Nice post, Chris.

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  16. This is fabulous.....Love it. Fajitas have a way of really hitting the spot.

    As for the blog scrapers, I see them taking my recipes too.

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  17. Your blog is one of the reasons why i could never become a vegetarian. The meat just looks too. Damn. Good.

    I should set up a Google Alert thing. I would be interested to see if people are stealing my posts.

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  18. Great looking fajitas! It has been to long since I have made them, definitely going on the menu for next week. Marinade and finishing sauce sounds delicious.

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  19. Looks great Chris! Fajitas are a regular around here - usually to use up leftover steak. I love the finishing sauce, will definitely be giving it a try next time fajitas are featured here.

    Have a great weekend!

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  20. Nice fajitas Chris, can you imagine how many hits I would end up with if I alerted on Bob and Brew? I got a pork sirloin you are welcome to.

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  21. Fajitas are one of my weaknesses. I have some pretty intense cravings for them on a regular basis and these look terrific Chris! I love your finishing sauce.

    I was driving through downtown Lexington today and I saw a Big Green Egg store inside of the arena. It looked to be packed full of all kinds of grilling goodies and it made me think of you!

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  22. Chris, this looks sooo good. I've never come up with a great flour tortilla recipe. I think for them to be really good you have to use lard.

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  23. This is fabulous. I Love it. Great looking fajitas!

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  24. Great looking fajitas Chris. Thanks for highlighting the Craycourt grill; I can now see the next upgrade for the Weber kettles...

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  25. Oh man, excuse me while I wipe the drool off my chin and keyboard. You KNOW this meal makes my heart sing. Why oh why can't we be neighbors?

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  26. That's a great idea about inserting your blog name into each post. I do have a Google Alert on my Culinary Studio, but hadn't considered adding it to each post. Those fajitas are gorgeous, by the way!

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  27. I am going to try this this week end, it looks delicious. I will even drive out of town to get a Flat Iron Steak to try it out.
    What kind of cheese should I use? Monterrey Jack?
    As far as tortillas, here is what I plan to try:
    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/homemade-flour-tortillas/

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  28. Mathieu - if you can't find flat iron steak, flank steak works well too. Cheese is your choice. Monterrey jack is good, pepper jack works, colby-jack or even one of those Mexi-blends.

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