At work today Brian my colleague/long lost cousin, said that he wanted to make fajitas this week. What sparked this was the burrito I had for lunch today. It was my way of trying to eat healthy after a great run during my lunch break. I’m sure your saying Hey! That’s not healthy but when my quick options are fast food burgers, pizza, or burritos I went with the burritos. I had it pretty plain I swear. It was just grilled chicken, lime rice, and some guacamole. Wednesday when I work out again I am going to try my hardest to bring my own lunch so I don’t have to be faced with this dilemma again.
Anyway this recipe is for him and all of you. I made these on the grill however, you can easily make it in a skillet. Just add a little oil in a saute pan and cook each part separately or use a grill pan. I hope you enjoy it!
Skirt or Flank Steak
1 tsp Ancho Chili Powder or Chili Powder (Ancho chili powder has a bit more of a kick)
2 garlic cloves minced
1 pound of large shrimp deveined and shells removed
Zest of 1 Lime
Juice of 1 Lime
1/4 cup tequila
1 garlic clove minced
1 garlic clove minced
2 zucchinis cut into sticks
1/2 cup mushrooms
1/2 onion thinly sliced
1 red pepper or a mix of red and green, thinly sliced
Tortilla Wraps; Tomato; Cheese; Guacamole; Sour Cream; Rice; and anything else you would like to top your fajitas with!
For the Steak:
Drizzle steak with olive oil. Salt and pepper both sides of the steak. Sprinkle the steak with the ancho chili powder and garlic. Cover and allow it to marinate for at least an hour or overnight.
Grill or saute steak over medium heat until desired doneness is achieved.
For the Shrimp:
Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl or ziplock bag (place the bag in a bowl just in case it leaks). Cover and allow it to marinate for an hour. Do not marinate overnight. The acid from the lime will cook the shrimp.
Grill or saute shrimp over medium heat until cooked through. When I am grilling shrimp I like to skewer them. This way I can turn the over all at once and I don’t loose any through the grates.
For the vegetables:
If grilling, combine the garlic, peppers, zucchini, onions, and mushrooms in aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. If sauteing combine ingredients in large bowl. Toss to combine. Saute over medium heat until cooked through.
To prepare fajitas place steak and shrimp in the center of a large tortilla. Add any toppings you wish.
Wrap and Enjoy!