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We have not been out to eat since my birthday.  This means that some of those things that we used to go out for, I have to figure out how to make.  I am actually finding this kind of fun, both the how long it has been since we have gone out to eat as well as being creative.

For the last couple months (actually longer then that), I have been making fajitas.  We have an artisan butcher around the corner which is kind of deadly to the budget.  The meat they have is so good.  Which means the fajitas I have been making have been awfully good.  Then peaches were at the farmers market this week.  I used them in with the fajitas.  Just yumminess.  My Beloved actually grilled them for me on my Christmas present.  I do not know how they could be any better. 

Maybe just making the again is the answer!


Note 1:  I tried a mole style fajita today.  It was well receiveded:  juice from 1/2 grapefruit, one tablespoon very coarse salt, one to two teaspoons ground pepper, 1/4 teaspoon ancho chile ground, 1/4 teaspoon chipolte chile ground, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 tablespoon black cocoa (you can use just plain cocoa if you do not have black), 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon ginger.  Mix with a pound of meat and let marinade for at least six hours.

2 pounds skirt steak, cut agains the grain

juice of 3 lemons

juice of 3 limes

juice of 3 oranges

4 ripe peaches crushed

1 jalapeno, minced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon ground pepper

Mix everything but the steak in a bowl.

I have tried mixing this in a ziploc and it works better in a bowl.

Put the meat in a gallon ziploc.  Pour the mixture in the bowl over it.  Seal and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of two hours and up to 24 hours.  I like it the longer the better, but it is up to you.

Grill or cook in a very hot cast iron pan.

Serve with tortillas.  Grilled onions and pepper if you have them.  Salsa.  Guacamole.  Whatever you like.  

i find this does not go as far as I think it should mostly because of how much we like it!

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