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Fajita Marinade

The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 12,451
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum

This is from another thread but I wanted to know where to find it. It's the only place I have it written down!

1C-EVOO

1/2C Red Wine Vinegar

1/2 cup Ponzu (can also use Soy or Teriyaki)

6 oz pineapple juice (that is the size of the small cans at the grocery store)

1-large chipotle pepper (in can in adobo sauce)- could add another one for my tatse but start with 1 if you don't like spicy

1 Tablespoon Achiote Paste

3 cloves Garlic

Little Salt and Pepper

I blended up for 1 minute in my blender to get everything good and emulsified.

I rub my steak (or chicken or pork) with EVOO, Salt, Pepper, and Achiote Paste. I let it sit for a while until it's good and red (30 minutes or so) then I pour the marinade over and let sit in fridge overnight or at least 4 hours.

Achiote paste can be found in the Mexican section of many mainstream stores and in all Mexican food stores.


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  • Thanks for the tip.
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Thanks CT.  Printed out.


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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • Well, the verdict is in. Voted best ever by ravenous 13 and 17 year old boys (they are actually pretty hard on me and still swear "Uncle Tim" makes better steak than I do.....but I'm not bitter  >:P ) 

    Did not rub the chicken with Achiote or would have been very red. Just had some extra marinade and 2 lonely chicken breasts sitting in the fridge. They were awesome. Definitely give this one a try and see if you likey.







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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,145
    On my short list to try within the week-after a trip to the local Mexican grocery store-main-line chain (Kroger) doesn't carry the Achiote paste or chipotles & adobo in this part of the country (Louisville, KY).
    Louisville
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  • On my short list to try within the week-after a trip to the local Mexican grocery store-main-line chain (Kroger) doesn't carry the Achiote paste or chipotles & adobo in this part of the country (Louisville, KY).
    They are standard fare in Mexican groceries.

    If you don't want to make a vinaigrette, you can cheat and use Newman's Own Oil and vinegar. It's a similar flavor and I used it for years before making my own. 

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,145
    Thanks for the alternative option.  I'll give your original a go and if I hose that up I'll go commercial-I think it's beer 30 time:)
    Louisville
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  • Thanks for the alternative option.  I'll give your original a go and if I hose that up I'll go commercial-I think it's beer 30 time:)
    I just cracked one. Long day in the yard today. My cookin (and fun) is done


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  • bump- sorry ya'll needed this for something and couldnt find it on my phone. Nothing to see here...carry on.

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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,315
    Here is my recipe for Achiote Paste

    4teaspoons of annatto seeds

    2-3 small bay leafs

    1teaspoon Mex oregano

    1/4 teaspoon cumin seed

    1teaspoon course Kosher salt

    Grind up in coffee grinder


    Place 

    6 gloves garlic in mini processor pulse to mince

    Add juice 1lemon pulse 2x to blend

    Add 1 tablespoon OJ pulse to blend


    Note if you can find s Seville orange (bitter  orange) use that in lieu of lemon juice  and OJ.
    If you have a very good quality of Tequila add a tablespoon or two to the paste.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • Cool Joan! I buy the boxes stuff. This looks awesome. Glad I bumped it

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,055
    This is the greatest night ever. Now for something off-color CT.
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,315
    C-T the recipe isn't etched in stone, I have a twisted Texas recipe that adds Expresso coffee and chipotle pepper to the grind.  Use that on pork and chicken.  
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • C-T the recipe isn't etched in stone, I have a twisted Texas recipe that adds Expresso coffee and chipotle pepper to the grind.  Use that on pork and chicken.  

    10-4. Same here. Depends on the day but I wouldn't have known where to start without you.

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