Monday, November 24, 2008

from omiyage comes fajitas

Recently when my cousin came to visit us, he brought with him some local products as omiyage (gifts) from where he lives in Arizona.

I have not seen agave nectar here but have seen it recently on many blogs, so I think I will use them as reference when I use this. This product was actually a product of Mexico but distributed by the Patagonia Honey Company.

The Fistiki Farms pistachios that he gave us were delicious. I love the hickory mesquite flavor. We had them along side our fajitas.

The tequila lime fajita recipe came from the Queen Creek Olive Mill website. They make olive oil and infused olive oils. The Mexican lime infused olive oil was perfect in their fajita recipe. While cooking, the citrusy aroma filled the air.

I didn't have white balsamic vinegar so I used dark balsamic vinegar. I also didn't have tequila so I left it out as it was optional. The recipe was easy to follow and there was not much prep work to do either, just slicing the veggies. I added more colored peppers than the recipe indicated and also added some white onion too. We also had some salsa, cheese and olives in our fajitas.

We had our fajitas and pistachios with a glass of Frei Brother's 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. Since we don't have many chances to eat Mexican food here, this was a great way to fill our craving for it. It was a great dinner. (Thank you!!)

12 comments:

Debinhawaii said...

The fajitas look great--nice to fill a craving. Agave nectar is great to cook with--I think you'll have fun with it!

K and S said...

Thanks Deb, I hope so too :)

Take care.
Kat

ilingc said...

Hi Kat,

Your fajitas looks awesome! I haven't made fajitas for a while so I might give the recipe you tried a go. =)

Do you know what I can substitute agave nectar with?

Helene said...

I read your blog from time to time. It's interesting. Thank you. I also noticed that you left me a condolence note for me at me my blog. Thank you so much.

K and S said...

Hi Ilingc,
There is no agave nectar in the fajita recipe so you won't need to substitute for it :) I hope you like the fajitas.

Take care Helene.

Take care you two.
Kat

rowena said...

Same for me regarding mexican food in italy. There are a couple places but the food is nowhere near to what I would consider as mexican eats. Lucky your cousin brought you such great stuff!

Phoebe said...

pistachios delicious! so unfortunate! I haven't been able to taste fajitas! but I bet that the recipe would go well with spicy chilli sauce!

K and S said...

I think you would enjoy this infused olive oil, Rowena :)

I hope you get a chance to try fajitas, Phoebe.

Take care you two.
Kat

Lori said...

Mmm, haven't had fajitas in a long, long time. Those look really good!

K and S said...

Thanks Lori, I hope you get a chance to try this :)

Take care.
Kat

ilingc said...

AH! I know why i think u got nectar in it. It's the yellow capsicum. I thought that was the agave nectar! LOL. Nevermind.. don't mind me. I just made fajitas for dinner tonight. not sure it turned out quite as it's suppose to as I had to substitute a lot of the ingredients. hehe.

K and S said...

no prob, Ilingc :) hope your fajitas were delicious :)

Take care.
kat