Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Festive Feasting On Mexican Independence Day

I can never resist Mexican food, its my all time favourite and with it being Mexican Independence day next week I have another reason to cook a feast.

I've yet to try the Blueberry Tortillas but the other two are a cinch to make and very tasty.

Here are my  photos the wedges are simple to make and were loved by all of us. I cooked in a fan oven 180 degrees for 25 minutes.
I have always used this mix over steak or chicken but this was such a different taste for the wedges, I am keen to try on vegetables too now. Oh and if you are following slimming world the whole Fajita Seasoning Mix is only 3 1/2 syns. So for 4 its very healthy. Just add less oil when drizzling the potatoes.

Just sprinkle over the Discovery Fajita Seasoning Mix and bake
I am becoming an old hand at the chicken fajitas.

I love the taste of the spicy chicken, the coolness of Discovery Soured Cream Topping Guacamole and then spicy kick back with Salsa Hot With Discovery Tortillas you have all the ingredients for a feast.
Circle the date in your diary: September 16th marks Mexican Independence Day, a fun-filled celebration in a sunshine country packed with singing, dancing, music, fireworks and fantastic food. Now you can bring the magic of Mexico to your very own dinner table with Discovery’s selection of mouth-watering recipes.
As Mexicans everywhere prepare to celebrate in style, seize the opportunity to take part with some quick and tasty dishes guaranteed to ignite the party atmosphere.

Kick off with Fajita Wedges, a fantastic twist to the popular potato that’s full of flavour. Follow with a Mexican classic: All in One Chicken Fajitas topped with Guacamole, Salsa and Soured Cream. Then party into the night with some sweet Blueberry Chips, a deliciously moreish treat that’s been designed to be devoured!

Bursting with big-hitting flavour combinations, it’s the perfect family banquet to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in true fiesta fashion…

Fajita Wedges

A fantastic way to take the popular potato and add flavour. For the extra adventurous, add shredded cheese, chives and soured cream.
  • 1 kg potatoes, skin-on, cut into thick wedges
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 sachet Discovery Fajita Seasoning Mix, or to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Coat potatoes in oil and Seasoning, to taste.
  3. Lay on a baking tray and cook in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until well browned and cooked.
  4. Serve immediately.
 Chef's Tips
Top with cheese, chives and Soured Cream for a real treat!

Chicken Fajitas

  • 450g boneless chicken, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 sachet Discovery Fajita Seasoning Mix
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 green pepper and 1 red pepper sliced
  • 8 Discovery Soft Flour Tortillas
To Serve:
  • Discovery Salsa
  • Discovery Soured Cream Topping
  • Discovery Guacamole
  • Discovery Sliced Jalapenos (Red or Green)

  1. Coat chicken in oil and Fajita Seasoning Mix.
  2. Heat a heavy based frying pan until very hot and add chicken.
  3. Fry for about 3 minutes until well browned.
  4. Add onion and peppers and cook for a further 2 minutes or until the meat is cooked.
  5. Serve with warm Tortillas, Salsa, Soured Cream, Guacamole and JalapeƱos, roll up and enjoy!

Blueberry Chips

Preparation time:10
Cooking time:10
Life may be too short to stuff a mushroom but trust us, it is not too short to make your own sweet tortilla chips. This is one of those desserts that is so painfully moreish, you won't stop dipping until every trace of the blueberry dip has disappeared. And then you'll make some more. Our advice is to buy twice as much as you think you need.
  • Discovery Soured Cream
  • 75g blueberry conserve
  • oil for shallow frying
  • 4 Discovery Plain Flour Tortillas, each cut into 8 triangles
  • 100g caster sugar

  1. Mix together Soured Cream and blueberry conserve and chill.
  2. Heat oil and quickly fry tortillas until golden.
  3. Lift out of oil with a draining spoon and sprinkle with sugar whilst still hot.
  4. Leave to cool.
  5. Place blueberry dip in the middle of a large serving plate and surround with tortillas.

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