Seared Spicy Fajitas
Use reduced-fat sour cream to make this South-of-the-border skillet favorite a little lighter, and swap in whole-wheat tortillas in place of the flour ones.
Everyday Food, June 2007
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1 pound skirt steak, cut crosswise into 2 equal pieces (if too large for skillet, cut into smaller pieces)
- 2 red bell peppers (ribs and seeds removed), halved and thinly sliced
- 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 1 to 2 jalapeno chiles (ribs and seeds removed), very thinly sliced lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 8 flour tortillas (6-inch)
- sour cream and lime wedges, for serving
- In a small bowl, combine cumin, coriander, 2 teaspoons coarse salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Rub steaks all over with spice mixture.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high; add meat (if crowded, cook in two batches). Cook 2 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board. Tent steaks with aluminum foil, and let rest at least 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, reduce heat to medium; add bell peppers, onion, and chiles; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add lime juice, and stir, scraping up browned bits in skillet.
- Stack tortillas, and wrap in a damp paper towel or kitchen towel. Microwave on high 1 minute. Thinly slice steaks crosswise, and serve with tortillas, peppers, onion, and chiles, along with sour cream and lime wedges.
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