Saturday, April 16, 2011

Drunken Veggie Fajitas

Here you can see that I used mostly sweet potatoes and onions for these fajitas. Also pictured; refried black beans, smashed avocado, and the fact that I still don't know how to work a camera in a way that results in aesthetically pleasing food.....a fact that I'm not all too concerned about to be honest.

These veggies came out very flavorful, a lot of tang from the lime, some sweetness, a little heat from the cayenne, and a bite of tequila. The marinade makes quite a bit because I had to add more lime juice and tequila after a rather unfortunate kitchen will understand when you get to that part of the recipe. Still it came out rather good in my opinion. The only thing I would change is to maybe add a clove of garlic next time. Served with some corn tortillas (you can use flour if you like), black beans, Spanish rice, mashed up avocado, and some lime and cilantro sour cream this was a complete and super tasty meal that was thoroughly enjoyed.

Fajita Marinade

What you need
3/4 cups lime juice
4 tbs tequila
1 tbs bruised cilantro (press the cilantro with the back of a spoon to bruise and infuse cilantroy goodness into the marinade)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
1 tbs brown sugar

more salt and cayenne to taste

What to do
Whisk together all ingredients and pour over veggies. Stir to coat. Refrigerate 1-2 hours. Using a slotted spoon transfer veggies from container to grill or frying pan and cook until done. Add salt and cayenne to taste a few minutes before veggies are fully cooked.

What I did
Whisk together all ingredients except 1/4 cup of lime juice and 1 tbs tequila. Pour over veggies in a sealable* but non airtight container you friggen idiot. Proceed to shake, and turn container upside down.....aaaaahhhhnd panic a little as you watch your marinade run all over the counter. Collect yourself, add an extra 1/4 cup lime juice and an extra tablespoon of tequila.'s going to be ok.....dinner will be super tasty anyway.

I'm not going to tell anyone what they should or shouldn't do here, but I'm going to strongly recommend you try this recipe out by following the first of the two examples.

*Why isn't that in the dictionary? It should totally be a word, I know what it means...I should add it. Also on my list 'cilantroy', both are pretty high priority to be scrabble valid words if you ask me.

P.S. I missed you. :)

P.P.S. Formal apology, hormonal ranting, and gushy complimenting to follow.


  1. I've yet to buy liquid smoke, I should get on that. I'm glad you're back. Sealable really isn't a word? it's totally word, we say so!

  2. I've been getting harmonious with my stove and have a black bean pie that you can make in the microwave. Not using a stove is real important in Florida summers. I'll be sharing shortly.
    I guess I've been getting harmonious with my microwave instead of my stove.
    Can I make your recipe with out the tequila?

  3. Grace, I look forward to reading that! Using the oven isn't something I do in the summer here either. And I loooove black beans.
    I bet you could totally make this without tequila, we don't normally have it on hand so I'll probably be making it without more often than not. I actually had to send my hubby to the store to get a mini bottle just for this.

  4. Ms.Barries,
    Agreed, on both accounts. I now pronounce "sealable" to be a word. The matter is closed.

  5. Hear hear! I heartily concure! In other news lovely lady, I sink eye twill link ewe inn mai most resent post. (how is THAT for spelling)


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