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Sep 24, 2011 04:03 PM

Steak fajitas! Any tips ?

I'm cooking steak fajitas tonight for dinner and I'm just looking for some tips or maybe some special ingredients to make it taste great !!

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  1. A couple of things that I believe make or break steak fajitas.
    Marinade (garlic paste or crushed garlic, lime juice, cumin, olive oil. Marinate in refrigerator minimum of two hours - overnight preferred.
    Grilled steak. Charcoal grilling makes all the difference..
    Julienne peppers (multiple colors)
    Julienne onions sliced with the grain
    Grill peppers and onions (optional)

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    1. I don't recommend marinating for more than a few minutes, even less. You should be using a thin cut of steak, such as flank steak or skirt steak. Sear it on a red hot pan, or grill over direct heat, rest and cut across the grain.
      Here's a very enlightening article about marinades called The Myth About Marinades, which dispels common misconceptions about marinating meat, including the need to marinate for more than a few seconds.

      1. Grill a handful of green onions and serve on the side. muy Mexicano....

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        1. re: paul balbin

          Oh yes! I love to grill spring onions, celollitas-- got that from a favorite Mexican resto.