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?