We always head for the streets when we are looking for the good stuff. We are truly street food enthusiasts with favorites of our own. After watching a television program showing people eating juicy fajitas handed out by an old Mexican lady, we knew we had to try it out at once! The only problem was, we had nowhere to go for this type of ready-to-eat treat, so it was up to us to recreate those perfect fajitas.
A Fajita is the ideal dish for surprise visits from friends and family, which provides an informal-type of setting through a mutual sharing and combining of foods. So that’s exactly how we set it up. We gathered everyone together around a table full of a variety of salsas, vegetables and meat. Everyone created a combination of their own, rolling it up into soft, hot tortillas.
The base of the Fajitas was a tender, juicy, slow cooked chicken, stuffed with olive oil, garlic, whole lemons and spices. Then extremely hot picked out of its bones, mixed with spring onions and melting cheese. Loaded on a warm tortilla, and eaten immediately. The hot juices ran down our chin while the brightly flavoured salsa hit the back of our throughs. Just great. One, two.. enough you say? But no! There was more!
The best dinner ever? Maybe. But it is certainly a meal we’ll never forget. It would be a mistake to think that this is a simple food. The depth of flavour and the sophisticated interplay between hot and sweet, savoury and sour, richness and the acidity, doesn’t come easy. It’s the end product of years of experience.
Despite our full stomach we remained on the table until the last smudge of sauce got mobbed out of our plates.
The excitement part of the Fajitas is that you can use variety of fresh vegetables. Our choice was lettuce, spring onions, green peppers (of course!), carrots, radishes, tomatoes,… When it comes to you, choose whatever is fresh on the market based on what kind of taste you want to experience.