Monday, July 12, 2010


We had fajitas for dinner on Saturday. We bought some top sirloin from the butcher and marinated it for 4 hours or so.

Here's the recipe for the marinade:
1/4 C Tequila
2 or 3 T of olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
zest of 1/2 a lemon
handful of cilantro, chopped
1 tsp chili powder

I also made some Spanish rice, and guacamole
My guacamole recipe:
2-3 avocados
1/2 onion, diced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp chili powder
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
Juice of 1 lemon
A handful cilantro, chopped

Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. You can score the avocado while in the peel (is it a peel?) to make it easier to mash. I use a spoon to remove the avocado from the peel. Then I liberally sprinkle with salt (kosher), probably close to 2 tsp. Then I mash. Once the avocado is to the consistency of your preference add the chili powder, pepper (to taste), garlic and stir. Next add the lemon juice, cilantro, and tomatoes.

Spanish Rice Recipe
1 C rice
2 C water
1 T tomato bouillon
2 T butter or vegetable oil
1/2 an onion, diced

Heat the butter or oil on medium heat in a skillet, brown the rice and saute the onion. Add water and bouillon (can be found in the Mexican aisle at the store), stir. Cover with a lid an cook rice according to package directions (20 mins, at a simmer).

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