How do you make your fajitas?

(29 Posts)
FromageFrog Fri 02-Aug-13 08:10:19

I normally buy the box that has the wraps and spice inside so just have to add the chicken and peppers.

Do you make your own fajita spice or cheat like me?

Growlithe Sun 04-Aug-13 08:30:15

I do the ones from Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food book. They are very easy and delicious.

jennimoo Sun 04-Aug-13 08:23:42

Tesco do a BBQ seasoning which is much cheaper than the sachets of seasoning. I didn't have anything the other day and used some random stir fry sauce with smoked paprika, and that really did do the trick so I guess that's the key flavour I like on them.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Fri 02-Aug-13 23:11:11

we buy seasoning mix
chop onion peppers & chicken lemon juice add mix and rest
make our own guacamole
make our own salsa
buy creme fraiche
chop fresh iceburg
grate cheese
discovery wholemeal wraps

WilsonFrickett Fri 02-Aug-13 22:59:01

I make my own, but if I'm feeling lazy I use jerk spice which, while completely inauthentic, gives the right balance of spice/sweet/smokiness.

snowlie Fri 02-Aug-13 22:44:14

Make my own seasoning mix, salsa & guac - tortillas too if I have the energy, the shop bought ones are full of rubbish.

Panzee Fri 02-Aug-13 20:39:44

I make my own after what seemed like a local boycott of fajita seasoning. And some of them are too BBQ-ey for my taste.

peachypips Fri 02-Aug-13 20:36:16

Also would like that recipe Giraffe !!

DipMeInChocolate Fri 02-Aug-13 20:36:02

I make my own spice mix: salt, pepper, paprika, chilli powder, cumin and cayenne pepper with chicken onion and peppers. Use own wraps and buy salsa. Use Mayo instead of sour cream.

StarsAboveYou Fri 02-Aug-13 20:32:57

We make our own spice mix, its a Gordon Ramsay recipe and uses only paprika, cumin and chilli powder. It's a ratio of 1:1:2 but I can't remember which one there is more of. <helpful>

We bulk buy the spices and then make a large jar of the spice mix which lasts approx 6 months and we probably have fajitas twice a month.

If I have the time or the energy I will make the salsa and guacamole too but usually we just buy them.

MERLYPUSS Fri 02-Aug-13 20:28:22

Cumin and corriander powder, garlic salt and smoked paprika in a bag and shake the meat (normally chicken) and veg. Griddle it with red onion, pepper and mushrooms. Splosh it with lemon/lime juice on the griddle once cooked. Serve in wraps with shredded iceberg, sour cream, tomatoes and grated cheese. Tin of refried beans and chilli sauce for the adults. yum,

HoopHopes Fri 02-Aug-13 11:49:14

Girafffeski do you have your recipe for wraps as my ds has those allergies too and would be great to have home made wraps he can eat.

magimedi Fri 02-Aug-13 09:23:16

I marinade my chicken in lemon juice, drop of oil, cumin, coriander & mild chilli powder.

Giraffeski Fri 02-Aug-13 09:20:50

We make our own, it's a mix of chilli powder, cumin, black pepper, salt, paprika, dried oregano, garlic powder, onion powder and chilli flakes.
I also make our own tortillas because of allergies to wheat, soy, egg and dairy and these are so easy to make its unreal!
I normally serve with homemade guacamole, sliced jalapeños and DD1 has grated cheddar on hers too. Salsa if I can be arsed to make it but I often forget TBH.

PrincessKitKat Fri 02-Aug-13 09:14:26

We have the discovery packet seasoning and wholemeal wraps.

We also put refried beans in ours. Taste. Sensation.

sparkle12mar08 Fri 02-Aug-13 09:08:53

We use the yellow box kits and I always buy them on offer when they're £2 or so, so it's nearly always cheaper than buying separate bits. I always make my own guacamole though, and use fat free fromage frais rather than sour cream.

JollyHolidayGiant Fri 02-Aug-13 09:03:51

We have a toddler so the spice only goes in the salsa. I make a tomatoey sauce throwing in lots of spices and the chicken/veg just gets cooked with garlic.

Before DS was weaned I would have made the salsa really spicy and just cooked the chicken with paprika and garlic.

I buy the Discovery fajita kit, a Mexican dip selection and jalapeno peppers. I'm vegetarian so usually just use onions, peppers, queen mince and a tin of tomatoes. Also make nice veggie fajitas with babycorn, green beans and tomatoes.
Not had them for ages, think that's what I'll be having for lunch today now!

zgaze Fri 02-Aug-13 09:00:45
zgaze Fri 02-Aug-13 09:00:30

Also I make these instead of buying tortilla wraps, they're much nicer and only take a few minutes.

Life might be 'too short' to make up these things instead of buying them but I like controlling the amount of salt etc and knowing what goes into stuff and also am on an extremely tight food budget where every penny really does count so I'd rather spend ten minutes more making stuff and save a couple of quid.

zgaze Fri 02-Aug-13 08:54:19

I make up this mix www.budgetbytes.com/2012/02/taco-seasoning/ I use it in everything vaguely Mexican and it's goooooooood. This is a great site actually, lots of ideas.

FromageFrog Fri 02-Aug-13 08:42:58

Oh I'm off to Aldi in a minute, will pick up queenbay

sarahandemily Fri 02-Aug-13 08:42:46

I just make my own. Don't think it's particularly authentic but I like the flavour. Basically I just marinade the chicken for 5 to 10 mins in garlic, salt, lemon juice, oil and smoked paprika. Fry as normal then add the marinade at the end of the cooking. Then I just buy the other bits separately but you can make the salsa pretty easily like baby bouncer.

Never sure if this actually works out cheaper than buying the kits on offer though

queenebay Fri 02-Aug-13 08:41:38

Aldi do a lovely box

Pascha Fri 02-Aug-13 08:40:00

I don't like the yellow box flavour so I use the Discovery seasoning and wholemeal wraps instead with a jar of salsa.

BoundandRebound Fri 02-Aug-13 08:36:00

I have made my own spice mix before - but seriously, life is too short

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