Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tequila-Lime Marinade

We have a bumper crop of poblano peppers growing in the garden which means one thing around our house, fajitas!
Poblanos from the garden
Fajitas are such a simple meal. Basically, you just need a grilled meat, sautéed or grilled peppers & onions & tortillas. Other toppings after that are up to you. We like a little sour cream (well, actually plain yogurt), some fresh tomatoes & Matt likes some sliced jalapeno.
Chicken Fajitas
For the meat we usually use beef or chicken. This time it was chicken & Matt decided to create a marinate with the flavors of a margarita. Sometimes I find you can't really distinguish the flavors of a marinade once the meat is cooked, but not so with this one. You really get the taste of tequila & lime. It was so good & fresh tasting a lot of the meat didn't even make it into the fajitas, our mouths just seemed to get in the way.

Tequila-Lime Marinade

1/2 c tequila
1/4 c lime juice
1 t onion powder
1/2 t cayenne powder
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t cumin
2 t salt
1/4 c canola oil

Put everything but the oil into a resealable plastic bag. Seal. Shake until the salt has dissolved. Add the oil & shake to mix. Add meat to be marinated. Reseal the bag removing as much air as possible. Massage the meat a little. Refrigerate for 4 - 6 hours.

Makes about 1 cup (Enough to marinate at least 4 - 5 boneless chicken breasts)

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Tangled Noodle said...

Nice! Margarita-marinated meat sounds fantastic - if I make enough of the mix, this would be great for Bricken Chicken!

I'm envious of your poblanos but I console myself with a vendor at the Mpls Farmers' Market. I need to pick some up for mole-making!

sophiesara said...

You have such fabulous recipe ideas and I love that you are right here in the twin cities! I added your blog to a list of great sites on mine...hope that is okay! Looking forward to making the fajitas! They look delish!

Recipe for Delicious said...

So delicious! I made pioneer woman's T-L chicken a little while ago and have been craving it the past few days. I'm going to have to make it again soon!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

mmm I want to eat this asap

Amy P. said...

Sounds like just the thing on a hot summer night, accompanied by margaritas, of course! Thanks for sharing the marinade recipe.

Lori said...

I bet that is one tastey marinade. Planting pablanos was a good idea. Where did you get the seeds?

grace said...

fajitas are near and dear to my tastebuds, and this marinade rocks. incidentally, in that left pepper in the top photo, i can see a cartoonish face. is that weird? :)

Lori said...

Love that marinade. I really need to try one with tequila. I've been making fajitas with our colored bell peppers. I've not had many poblanos. Maybe I should look into growing them next year.

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