Curry Steak Fajitas

I was looking for an interesting Fajitas recipe when I came across this dish by Bobby Flay. And interesting it was, indeed. I would have never imagined marinating beef in curry paste, as traditional fajitas usually call for lime juice or mojo. But I tried it, and I liked it! (Of course, I tweaked it to suit our preference!)

What you need:
Red Curry Paste
  • 3/4 pound skirt steak, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (divided)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons wildflower honey
  • flour tortillas
  • red and green bell peppers, cut into strips
  • Cheddar Jack cheese
  • avocado crema (recipe below) 

What to do: 

 In a bowl, whisk together the curry paste, canola oil, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Transfer to a ziploc bag, add the beef and marinate for at least 6 hours.

In another bowl, whisk the honey and remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Set aside.

Heat grill or cast iron pan over high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade and season with salt and pepper. Grill the steak until slightly charred on the sides, brushing with the honey-lime glaze. Place the meat on a platter and drizzle with more of the honey-lime glaze. 

Assemble your tortillas by putting a few slices of beef down on the center, adding veggies, cheese, and a dollop of avocado crema. Yum!

Avocado Crema recipe

What you need:
  • 1 ripe Hass avocados, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

What to do: 

Combine the avocados, water, lime juice, rice vinegar and honey and in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the cilantro, salt and pepper and blend a few seconds just to incorporate. 

Tips, Tricks and Tweaks:

1. Use lime instead of lemon! (I didn't have lime when I made this dish so I substituted)
2. Add BBQ onions or pickled roasted peppers for greater flavor.
3. When buying meat for fajitas, get a whole slab of meat instead of buying the pre-cut ones. Then have your butcher cut it for you.
4. The avocado crema is a bit tangy so cut down on the rice vinegar if you wish.
5. Wildflower honey has a deep (dark) taste compared to other honey varieties. But you can definitely substitute with whatever kind you have!


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