Like many busy families, time together is precious. All families have to fit a lot in to their downtime so meal times are often snatched last minute affairs so when you stumble across a winner of a dinner such as Fajitas you know you can relax as all is good.
Everything can be prepared in advance, ready for cooking when everyone is together and once cooked, everything can be laid out for everyone to make their own tailor made Fajitas. Again a winner all round giving you more time to talk, eat and relax together.
We often have chicken Fajitas but our family favourite is steak and a seriously good cut to use is Skirt steak which is not only economic but deliciously moist and quick to cook which is perfect for us when we eat down the beach hut.
Taking the hassle of mixing the right spices together Santa Maria have all that covered for you with their Fajitas Seasoning Mix.
2 x 300g skirt steaks, thinly sliced
3/4 packet of Santa Maria Fajitas Seasoning Mix
1 tablespoon oil
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 yellow pepper, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Grated Cheddar cheese
Mix the spice mix together with the steak and place to one side. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and gently fry the onions until starting to soften, turn up the heat and add the peppers and garlic and continue to fry until softened and starting to brown at the edges.
Remove the vegetables from the frying pan and place in a serving dish. Heat the same frying pan on a high heat and if needed add a little oil and cook the steak for 1 minute each side. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to rest for a few minutes while you prepare the remaining ingredients ready for everyone to construct their own wrap.
With the remaining 1/4 of the Fajita Seasoning Mix why not make a great snack to extend that family time over a movie.
Sweet and Spicy Popcorn
1/4 packet of Fajita Seasoning Mix
100g unsalted butter
100g popping corn
1.5 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons runny honey
In a small saucepan melt the butter and seasoning mix together and allow to cook slowly for 5 minutes to allow the the spices to cook through. Add the honey and keep on a low heat while you make the popping corn.
In a large saucepan add the oil and the popping corn and mix to ensure the corn is covered with the oil. Place the lid on and heat over a high heat and the corn will start popping. As soon as the popping stops remove the heat. Pour over the melted spiced butter and mix through. Serve straightaway.
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