Skirt steak fajitas.
Fajitas are a Tex-Mex dish that originated in the 20th century. Authentic fajitas are typically made with skirt steak, which is usually a tough cut of meat, but with proper preparation and marinating, the steak can be juicy and flavorful. The dish is usually served by combining the steak with peppers and onions, and the ingredients are wrapped in a flour tortilla. Skirt steak fajitas are usually topped with items such as shredded cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo or salsa.
Guacamole is a possible topping for skirt steak fajitas.
Meat preparation is important when making skirt steak fajitas. This cut of meat is covered in a thin membrane that must be removed before seasoning or marinating. One method to reduce the toughness and increase the flavor of the steak is to use a sharp knife to make small cuts with and against the texture of the meat. This can help break up the tough fibers and allow the marinade to better penetrate the skirt steak.
Flour tortillas are most commonly used to make skirt steak fajitas.
There are several marinade recipes that can be used in the preparation of skirt steak fajitas. The best ones usually contain some kind of acid, such as lemon juice, which also helps break down tough fibers in the meat. For best results, meat should be marinated for as long as possible – at least two hours and up to 24 hours in the refrigerator. Before cooking, the steak should be taken out of the refrigerator and brought to room temperature.
Robust salsa is a traditional accompaniment to sizzling steak fajitas.
One of the most popular ways to prepare meat for steak fajitas is to cook it on the grill. When grilling, the steak should be basted with extra marinade to retain the flavor. The meat can also be grilled in the oven or cooked in a skillet on the stove. The meat should rest after cooking and then be cut against the grain, into thin strips.
Skirt steak fajitas are typically topped with sour cream.
The peppers and onions for skirt steak fajitas should also be cut into thin strips before being cooked. These vegetables can be grilled or sautéed on the stovetop with a little butter or oil until slightly tender. While the onions and peppers are cooking, the flour tortillas should be heated in the oven, microwave, or skillet. The dish is then easily assembled by placing the sliced steak, onions and peppers in the middle of the tortilla. Skirt steak fajitas are typically served with toppings like grated cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa or pico de gallo.