Mmm fajitas. My studly husband could live off of them. Seriously. If we had fajitas every single night for dinner, he would be a very very happy man. It had been awhile since we’d had them so we were way overdue. We also were overdue for a kitchen date night. Also known as a night where we just stay in and cook and drink wine together in our kitchen. Now that we’re responsible adults trying to save for a house, our former date nights of going to fancy restaurants-eating the chef’s tasting menu-drinking multiple bottles of wine-and dropping cringe-worthy amounts of money, are over. And although they were super fun at the time, I don’t miss them at all.
So fajitas it was! And I’d just made some flour tortillas from scratch, which are just delightful and so much cheaper than buying them in the store.
While I was making the tortillas, I whipped up some pico di gallo. Pico is soooo easy to make and soooo much cheaper and better than store made ones. All I had were three roma tomatoes, but that made plenty of pico for us. So I diced tomatoes, some diced red onion, diced jalapeno, salt, lime juice, fresh diced cilantro, and finished it with some tapatio hot sauce (we’ve made so much pico over the years, we’ve narrowed down of all of the hot sauces that tapatio is our favorite to use).
Fresh, light, healthy, homemade pico di gallo. Then the steak. We had a couple of small sirloin steaks that Dan sliced up and tossed in a pan with onion and garlic.
Another benefit of kitchen date nights is Nigel gets to be there, looking especially Eeyore-esq.
Once the steak and peppers were done, we were ready to assemble! Dan also whipped up some quick guacamole of just a couple of mashed avocados with salt and lime. Then some shredded extra sharp Tillamook cheddar and we were ready to go!
It was indeed as delicious as it looks! A homemade tortilla with a layer of fresh guac, then some fresh pico, curried steak and peppers, topped with some extra sharp cheddar? Yuumm.
Perfect Fajitas for a Fiesta!
Curried Steak Fajitas
- Flour tortillas
- Sirloin steak, sliced
- one orange bell pepper
- one yellow bell pepper
- half an onion diced
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 Tablespoon curry powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- olive oil
Prepare steaks by sauteing garlic, onion in some olive oil. Add steak and saute for a couple of minutes on high before adding peppers. Add curry powder (adjust for taste), salt, and pepper. Cover and lower temp to low to let simmer and steam peppers for about 3-5 minutes until steak is done.
Pico di gallo
- Roma tomatoes diced
- red onion diced
- jalapeno diced
- cilantro diced
- kosher salt to taste
- juice of a fresh lime
- hot sauce to taste
Mix all of the diced ingredients and top with salt. Squeeze lime juice onto sprinkled salt and mix. Add hot sauce to taste.
- 2 avocados
- fresh lime juice from half a lime
- salt to taste
Cut, slice, and pit avocado into a bowl. Mash with fork. Add salt to taste and finish with fresh squeezed lime juice.
With a fresh flour tortilla, add a layer of guacamole, pico di gallo, curried steak and peppers, and top with some shredded cheddar cheese and enjoy!