Trying to find a fajita sauce/marinade

KathsgrdnJuly 22, 2012

I've looked on and none of them sound right. My "Latino" cookbook uses Teriyaki sauce of all things for their fajitas..just weird. I'm trying to find something close to the sauce used by a local restaurant. It's spicy (not spicy hot, though) and so good. I have no idea what is in it but it's a reddish brown color and am pretty sure it has some kind of chile pepper in it. Help! Please.

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This is my 'go to' site for recipes. I judge trying them by the reviews.

Here is a link that might be useful: Fajita marinades

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 3:48AM
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Juice of 4 to 5 fresh-squeezed limes
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon light molasses
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 4:40AM
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I made fajitas recently using a Cook`s Illustrated recipe. It was very good.

4 tbsp vegetable oil
One-third cup lime juice (2 or 3 limes)
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp worcestershire
1 and a half tsp brown sugar
1 jalapeno pepper, minced; or red pepper flakes
salt and pepper

Some of the marinade is used to marinate the chicken and the rest is tossed with the cooked veggies and chicken before putting into the fajitas.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 9:46AM
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This is far from a traditional fajita, but it's quick and easy and we like it. Depending on the amount of chicken you use, mix BBQ sauce with honey and a squirt of lemon juice. I use a little less honey than BBQ sauce. So, if I am using 3/4 of a cup of BBQ, I'd use more than a half but less than 3/4 cup of honey. I don't measure the lemon juice but I'd guess around one tablespoon. Stir it all up, put in the boneless, skinless chicken breasts and grill.

Just shred the meat or cut it in strips, and put it in a tortilla with all the fixings you prefer. I use Picante Sauce for the Mexican flavor.

As I said, not traditional but good.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 11:54AM
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Equal parts of soy sauce and honey. Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste. Easy and oh so good!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 3:12PM
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My neice just posted on her facebook page she is making fajhita's for dinner tonight in her crockpot. Sounds pretty simple but also good!

Here is a link that might be useful: Crock Pot Chicken fajhitas

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 3:21PM
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I have always marinated the flank steak or skirt steak for fajitas in Wishbone Italian Dressing. I had also added a mixture of spices, but the dressing is really enough. I have marinated it overnight or just an hour or two, and either way is good.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 3:23PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

Try this one its a knock off of Chilis recipe. Change the vinegar to balsamic, and be sure to add the liquid smoke that is the most important part.

Here is a link that might be useful: Marinade

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 3:26PM
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