Chili powder

“Spicy Chicken Fajitas”

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Spicy  chicken fajas,
with tortillas, guacamole, vinaigrette dressed lettuce, sour cream and salsa mexicana. A couple of negra modelo beers. What other meal on a rainy Friday night at home ?
This was most enjoyable to eat and quick to prepare.

Viva Mexico ! 🙂
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Guacamole Recipe Here

"Spicy Chicken Fajas"

“Spicy Chicken Fajas”

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Ingredients :

Chicken,   legs and tights, deboned, sliced,
Onions,   sliced
Scallions,   sliced
Garlic
,   paste
Guajillo pepper,   ground
Cayenne pepper,   (lot’s of it)
Cumin,   ground
Chili powder,
Kosher salt,
Lard,   to saute ( Substitute with other fat if preferred )


Method :

Saute chicken until golden brown, add onions, scallions, garlic paste and seasoning, saute until fragrant. Serving suggestion: See pictures.

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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Carnitas Of Pork Belly

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Pork Belly  in any form or shape, what’s not to love   🙂
For today’s early lunch,  I prepared these simple yet mouthwatering, great looking  carnitas. (I have been up since 4.00am, so 10.30am  seemed like a good time for a good meal). I enjoyed them with flour tortillas,  guacamole,  salsa mexicana,  sour cream and a cold  “Negra Modelo“. Now, after posting this, a ” Siesta ” in the back of the house under the cool mist of the lake fountain, Bella chasing geckos, I’ll be having a few more negra modelos and a bit of a nap.  Aaaaaa…….Life is Good !
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Carnitas Of Pork Belly

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Ingredients :

Pork belly,   cut into cubes
Tomatoes,
Onions,   diced
Bell peppers,   diced
Garlic,   paste
Chicken stock,   substitute with other stock if preferred
Cayenne pepper,
Cumin,   crashed
Smoked paprika,
Chili powder,
Kosher salt,
Lard,   to saute ( same as you use to make your tortillas)

Method :

Saute pork until golden brown, add onions and most of the peppers, saute until translucent. Add garlic and cumin, saute until fragrant. Add most of your tomatoes, stock and seasoning and simmer until pork is very soft and falls apart under pressure. Now add the remaining peppers and tomatoes for eye appeal (color) when serving . Simmer for two more minutes, remove from heat. At this point you can either pull the meat apart or serve in cubes as is.
Serving suggestions:  See pictures.

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !

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” Tandoori Inspired Baked Chicken “

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Many years ago when Maria and I lived in Karachi, Pakistan, we developed a deep passion for Indian and Pakistani Food. The  chicken I made for dinner tonight was not cooked in a tandoori, nor was it seasoned with the “proper” spice blend a cook wood actually use to make a traditional tandoori chicken.
Nevertheless, this dish came out of the oven smelling, tasting  and looking like the best of them  🙂
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All about  Tandoori Chicken

All about  Tandoor

Ingredients :

Chicken,                    Breast and legs, cut in half
yoghurt,
Garlic,                        paste
Ginger,                       grated
Turmeric,
Hot sauce,                 preferably scotch bonnet
Kosher salt,
Butter,                         melted, in a spray bottle
Scallions,                   sliced fine, for garnish
Chili,                           roasted, for garnish

Method :

Cut deep slits into the chicken, about 1/2 inch apart.
Mix all seasonings with the yoghurt, rub onto chicken
and into the cut’s until well covered. Marinate overnight.
Bake in a 410 F oven until done. During baking, spray often
with the melted buter.
To serve, top with roasted chili and sprinkle with scallions

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