Sunday, August 28, 2011

McCormick Recipe Inspirations - Garlic Lime Fajitas

I was one of the lucky members to receive a sample of of the McCormick Recipe Inspirations. I didn't know which flavor I was going to receive, so I was very excited when mine arrived in the mail. I received the Garlic Lime Fajitas packet.

The Garlic Lime Fajitas package includes:

  • 1 tsp minced GARLIC
  • 1 tsp minced ONION
  • 3/4 tsp ground CUMIN
  • 3/4 tsp OREGANO LEAVES
  • 1/2 tsp BLACK PEPPER

What I needed:
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1 medium sized bell and/or red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • tortillas

I actually used steak instead of chicken, because I just happened to have steaks thawed out for dinner that night. We also added sliced olives, shredded cheese and rice. Hubby doesn't like lime, so I was a little nervous about what his reaction was going to be. I didn't tell him there was lime juice in it, he said they were "quite tasty!"

It was deliciously mouth-watering! This is a meal that our entire family enjoyed and I would definitely make it again. It's a complete meal all rolled up into one convenient hand-held and edible container! :) It's also a quick and easy meal to make as well, perfect for those busy nights or a last minute meal idea!

How to make Garlic Lime Fajitas:
  1. Mix juices, oil, salt and spices in a small bowl. Set aside 1/4 cup of the mixture. Place meat in large bowl or plastic bag. Add remaining marinade: coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes, longer for added flavor.
  2. Cook and stir meat in skillet on medium heat for 3 - 5 minutes until lightly brown. Remove from skillet. Add peppers and onions with remaining marinade and cook for 5 minutes. Return chicken to pan and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Spoon mixture onto tortillas and top with sliced olives, rice and shredded cheese, if desired.

It's easier than ever to try some of their favorite recipes. All you need are a few ingredients to make something new and delicious! Each package includes pre-measured spices and a collectible recipe card. Add just a few of your own fresh ingredients and you’ve got inspiration to make a memorable meal any night of the week. What could be easier than that?

McCormick Recipe Inspirations come in six different varieties at $1.99 each:
  • Apple and Sage Pork Chops
  • Garlic Lime Fajitas
  • Quesadilla Casserole
  • Shrimp & Pasta Primavera
  • Spanish Chicken Skillet
  • Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Potatoes

1 comment:

Rose-Marie said...

This sounds delicious, and I would love to try it!!! I love lemon, but I've really gotten into using lime - this is a perfect recipe for it!