Fajitas

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried: July 15, 2012
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 20-25 minutes

This is a fajita filling that can be made with a variety of meats marinated in a choice of sauces.  I made it today using venison (purchased at our local farmers’ market from farm-raised deer) and the cilantro marinade. I love it!  The blend of cilantro, chili powder and lime juice imparts a tantalizing flavour and worked well to tenderize the meat so the quick cooking over high heat did not dry it out.

Fajitas

Fajitas
1 lb/500g chicken breasts or thighs, or lean sirloin beef or venison round steak, cut into thin strips
4 cups/ 1L mixed vegetables:  onion, green or red sweet pepper, carrots yellow squash, etc. all thinly sliced.
Red or black ground pepper

1 cup/250 ml fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. oil
1 Tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
Juice of one lime

Flour tortillas
Bowls of garnishes e.g shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, salsa, sour cream

Mix cilantro with soy sauce, oil, chili powder, ground cumin and lime juice to make a paste.
Coat meat with the paste and let stand at least 15 minutes.
Toss sliced vegetables with dashes of pepper.

Stir fry meat over high heat in 2 tsp. oil.  Remove from pan.
Stir-fry vegetables over high heat in 2 tsp. oil
Serve meat and vegetables wrapped in tortillas and let each person add choice of garnishes.

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Saag Murg (Chicken in Spinach Purée)

Source: Indian Recipes Under 30 Minutes
Date tried: January 29, 2018
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time needed: 40 minutes

I never cease to enjoy the delights of Indian cookery. Prior to beginning this dish I took time to prepare the brown onion paste and the spinach purée from scratch. I steamed the spinach for the purée to avoid too much water and that worked very well. The onion paste is simply browned onion slices puréed with a very little water.

I also reversed the order of the instructions and browned the chicken pieces first thing, so they would be ready to add to the spinach with no delay. And I really appreciated the result. Excellent!

Saag Murg (Chicken in Spinach Purée)

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Indian Style Green Beans

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date November 28, 2017
Yield:5 servings
Time needed: approx. 25 minutes

This dish is a treat for the eyes, and a good side dish, though it could use some enhancement in the seasoning. On its own, it does not seem particularly “Indian” though it would certainly fit into an Indian-themed meal. And will grace almost any meal. Definitely worth trying, with perhaps more than the tiny hint of ginger suggested.

Indian Style Green Beans

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Lagan na takari per eda

Source: Indian Recipes Under 30 Minutes
Date tried:November 2, 2017
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time needed: 20-30 minutes

This dish is really good. Do try it. It won kudos all around the table. While much the same procedure as the better known Huevos Rancheros, it has a distinctively Indian flavour.

Lagan na takari per eda

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Ten Minute Greek (ish) Style Spinach and Rice

Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Date tried: July 22, 2013
Yield: 2 servings
Time needed: 10 minutes

Prior preparation needed:
Cook rice

This is a very quick and simple one-pan meal for two.  Can be put together in a jiffy with pre-cooked rice. The recipe title says “spinach” but any favorite green will do.  The greens in the picture are arugula.

Ten-Minute Greek(ish)-Style Spinach and Rice

Ten-Minute Greek(ish)-Style Spinach and Rice

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