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Fajitas.. but no Old El Paso...

(11 Posts)
wonderingwondering Fri 29-May-09 18:31:26

What do you use to season the chicken for fajitas? - I don't want to use a packet mix, but not sure how to make the chicken spicy.

littleducks Fri 29-May-09 18:35:32

smoked paprika is the main ingrediant there is also jamie oliver recipe which was in mof book but i thought it was minging and kids refused it, will type it out if your still interested but hopefully someone will give you a better idea

wonderingwondering Fri 29-May-09 18:36:39

thanks, just a few ideas, I kind of know what flavours I like but not sure which to use and what combination! Isn't smoked paprika quite sweet?

ilovemydogandmrobama Fri 29-May-09 18:37:44

cumin
ground corriander
garlic
chilli powder

(dash of cinnamon)

BCNS Fri 29-May-09 18:39:27

I use:

1 tablespoon cornflour
1 teaspoons chilli powder ( for dc's I out 1/2 in)
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin
pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar.

Ledodgy Fri 29-May-09 18:41:45

Smoked paprika is the key.

wonderingwondering Fri 29-May-09 18:41:48

Great, thanks, I'll try those out. Just didn't know where to start!

GrapefruitMoon Fri 29-May-09 18:42:02

I just use paprika and even my fussy eaters will eat it

Overmydeadbody Sat 30-May-09 16:21:23

I'd do something similar to BCNS but using fresh crushed garlic.

I sometimes add yoghurt to the chicken marinade, it tenderises the flesh.

Like with a good chilli, the essential spices for Mexican type flavoured food are paprika and cumin.

iloveairplanejelly Sun 31-May-09 05:43:06

Salleroo Sun 31-May-09 06:13:11

Barts smoked paprika can be found in Waitrose. It is fantastic stuff

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