Monday, February 9, 2009

Blog Meets Grill

So Friday night we had some folks over to our house for FAJITAS!! I was pretty excited to fire up the grill and wanted to try out my own (errr, Tyler Florence's) marinade (the recipe is from Food 911). I like Tyler Florence, even though he did create a (very forgettable) menu of "signature dishes" just for Applebee's . . .

The star(s) of this marinade are the Chipotles in Adobo, which I had never used until maybe 6 months ago (Isn't Bobby Flay always going on and on about these?). Well, I finally tried them, and they definitely add the Smoky/Spicy kick you've come to love in your Tex-Mex dishes. We ended up tripling the recipe (since it was for about 8 lbs of meat) and used store bought O.J. as opposed to the fresh squeezed.

Mojo Marinade
1 C Orange Juice
1 C Lime Juice (about 6 limes)
1 C Olive Oil
6 Garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
6 Chipolte chiles, in Adobo sauce
Handful of fresh cilantro leaves
3 tsp Cumin
3 tsp Salt
(combine all ingredients in Blender)

The best part about grilling 8 lbs of FAJITA meat??

FAJITA nachos (with the leftovers) the rest of the weekend!!!



MIMI said...

HOLA! We don't get that chipotle "stuff" around here!
Day-um! We could use some more Tex-Mex or just plain Mex in these parts. Taco Bell just doesn't do it. I'll bet I could order some of that online and whip up an authentic batch myself!! It looks amazing.

jccvi said...

What cut of meat did you use?

Whitney said...

I'm sad I missed that, Alex. It looks amazing! I'll have to try the recipe...and remind me to share one with you for roasted vegetable and goat cheese panini's...fantastic!

A said...

Glad yall liked it . . . JC, we had about 4 lbs of Flank Steak and 4 lbs of Chicken.