Fajita Seasoning

Fajita Seasoning
Fajita Seasoning
Fajita Seasoning Fajita Seasoning
SKU
100354 001
$6.90
Net Weight:
2.5 oz
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Our growing fascination with the history of cuisines has us becoming more curious about some of our own regional dishes from here in the US. In our country Texans are very proud of their authentic regional cuisine (I know because I married one of those proud Texans), and for the last twenty years or so Tex-Mex foods have gone from being a fad to a relatively common dish from coast to coast. Some might even liken it to a comfort food.

Fajitas are a dish that made the once under appreciated skirt steak into a restaurant menu rock star. But it's humble beginning was from early cattle roundups where it was a common practice for the beef to be butchered on the trail in order to feed the hands. The toss away pieces like the hide, head, tails and less desirable meat trimmings like the skirt were given to the Mexican cowboys as part of their pay. It was these Mexican cowboys who perfected the cooking of the skirt steak.

In 1993 Texas Monthly contributing editor John Morthland wrote an article on the history of the fajita and he said the modern day version debuted in 1969 at the Round-Up restaurant in Pharr, Texas located in the Rio Grande Valley. These fajitas were served on a sizzling platter with warm flour tortillas and a heaping of fresh condiments – pico de gallo, guacamole and shredded cheese – perfect for making your own tacos. We also love to use a wide variety of salsas on on our fajitas.

With the increase in fajita's popularity it became less likely that skirt steak was the only cut of meat used to make fajitas. Soon Tex-Mex restaurants started substituting other cuts of meat which eventually led to the addition of other grilled meat like chicken, pork and shrimp.

To make the perfect fajita marinade mix 2-3 tablespoons of fajita seasoning with 2/3 cup vegetable oil and 1/3 cup vinegar (or the juice from 3 freshly squeezed limes). Pour marinade over 3 lbs of thin strips (1/2" to 1" thick) of skirt, flank or round steak, chicken or pork and marinate in the refrigerator 4-8 hours . For shrimp we like to marinate for 30 minutes to two hours. We like to marinate in large plastic re-sealable bags.
 
You can either pan cook or grill the meat. If you decide to grill the meat we like to cut the meat after cooking so marinate larger pieces. We also like to sprinkle a bit more seasoning over the meat during the cooking process. For the best flavor serve with cooked onions and green peppers (add right into the serving pan). Use a small preheated cast-iron skillet to serve and just before taking to the table squeeze fresh lemon juice over the meat (this gives the sizzle). For a healthier alternative serve with whole wheat tortillas, low fat sour cream, reduced fat Mexican shredded cheese, fresh pico de gallo and Guacamole.

Hand blended from cumin, parika, cayenne, salt, black pepper, garlic, Mexican oregano, cardamom, white pepper, coriander, rosemary, marjoram and cinnamon.

We also carry a nice selection of Tex-Mex and Mexican inspired seasonings that are sure to please like Manzanillo Mexican Seasoning Barbacoa, Adobo Seasoning and Austin Steak Rub.

Some of our favorite recipes using Fajita Seasoning are Fajita Lasagna and Beef Fajitas.

 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories9

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g1%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium106mg5%

Total Carbohydrate1.5g1%

Dietary Fiber0.6g2%

Total Sugars0.1g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.4g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium22mg2%

Iron1mg6%

Potassium42mg1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

5 out of 5
11 total ratings.

Jon C. (Verified buyer) 01/29/2021
A staple at our house A staple at our house

Diane B. (Verified buyer) 10/10/2020
I have tried to make I have tried to make my own and never had the best of luck, this was just spicy enough and had a great flavor, it was a huge hit! Thanks!

Eugene S. (Verified buyer) 05/07/2020
Nice taste Have not made fajita's since receiving product. Finger taste of seasoning though was very good. Seasoning has nice slightly spicy taste and good fragrance.

Brian C. (Verified buyer) 01/28/2020
Really - the perfect blend for lots of recipes!! Really high quality & fresh!! We use this in many recipes.

ROBERT P. (Verified buyer) 11/24/2019
best best best best

Deborah D. (Verified buyer) 04/01/2018
Awesome fresh spices! We love ordering from this company. Everything is so fresh and price is reasonable. Debbie

Armando G. (Verified buyer) 03/08/2018
Clean flavors,not overwhelming Clean flavors,not overwhelming

Anonymous (Verified buyer) 10/08/2017
Fajita Seasoning Great flavor.

Elizabeth (Verified buyer) 02/19/2014
Fajita Seasoning The flavor is wonderful. This will be a staple in my kitchen.

Shannan (Verified buyer) 08/26/2011
Fajita Seasoning I like experimenting with the different dishes to which I can add this.
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