a wee late, but damn it's been a busy week! We just got our doggie out of quarantine on Wednesday!
Anyway... so last Sunday, we had South American style (Churrasco) Fajitas with Chimichurri, lots of sides, and homemade tortillas (was inspired by Florida Grillin' Girl!)...
First, I made the chimichurri sauce/marinade.
Ingredients: freshly chopped parsley & cilantro (pain in the butt removing the stems!), red pepper flakes, oregano, marjoram, olive oil, and red wine vinegar... and of course salt & pepper.
quick run through the blitzer:
Finally made it down to the local butcher. Must be pretty good, the place was PACKED, we were all like sardines!
Got two skirt steaks (and some pork fat back), and smothered the skirt steaks with the chimichurri sauce...
I reserved some chimichurri ... this stuff is good!
Ingredients for the shrimp marinade ... scotch bonnet, freshly chopped ginger, a few cloves of garlic, some cilantro, and lemon. mmmmm good stuff.
The shrimp take a dive in the marinade:
Made some pico de gallo too ... chopped tomatoes, white onions, red onions, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, jalapenos, S&P...
Also guacamole ... 2 coarsely chopped avacados, red onions, cilantro, zested/juiced lime juice, and garlic...
Thinly sliced baby radishes:
Thinly sliced English cucumber:
For the tortillas, I based my version on a recipe that I found on a blog called "Homesick Texan" ... seems fitting, since I'm a homesick Texan in Scotland!
Main difference, I used lard that I rendered last Saturday, instead of vegetable oil.
Tortilla dough balls, resting:
Tortillas, rolled out and ready to go on the griddle. I know, why didn't I cook them on the egg? Crap reason, but honestly, I ran out of time. I need another egg!
On the griddle, just starting to bubble:
Nice and fluffy... these were so good, that we made another batch the next day. The recipe only makes 8, and they were gone the next morning. lol
Tortillas all done!
Skirt steak churrasco on the egg:
Skirt steak churrasco, after flipping:
Shrimp done. Cooked these in a cast iron skillet on the egg. Took about 2 or 3 minutes. Notice the one giant shrimp ... wish they were all that size. So juicy and plump.
Skirt steak churrasco done:
Churrasco Fajitas & Grilled shrimp with chimichurri, pico de gallo, guacamole, and homemade tortillas, plated:
Extremely yummy meal, will definitely make again!