FAJITAS : MEXICAN FOOD RECIPE
1 pound beef, deboned and skinned chicken, and/or shrimp
1 garlic clove
1 medium-sized yellow onion
1 green or red bell pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1⁄4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Worscestershire sauce
1⁄2 tablespoon lemon juice
8 flour tortillas
1. If using beef or chicken, cut the meat into 1⁄2-inch wide strips. If using shrimp, boil for 10 minutes, let cool, and remove the shells and veins. Peel and mince the garlic.
2. Combine the garlic, vegetable oil, soy sauce, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice. Place the meat in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Pour the sauce on top. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 8 hours.
3. Drain the meat. Peel the onion and cut into 1-inch pieces. Remove the seeds and stem from the bell pepper and cut into 1-inch pieces. Add the onion and bell pepper to the bowl with the meat; mix well.
4. Sauté the mixture on medium heat in a large frying pan until the meat is thoroughly cooked.
Serve with flour tortillas.
Marinating Meat 101 Never marinate meat for longer than 24 hours. The meat begins to break down and the texture becomes mushy. The flavors should penetrate after about 2 hours. Always marinate in the refrigerator so that bacteria doesn’t begin to grow.