Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins
Fajitas from Primo's Mexican Restaurant were judged tops overall of the 12 restaurant entries in the Houston Restaurant Associations Fajita Meet in 1986. We were already fans of the restaurant, so when the Houston Chronicle printed the recipe, I clipped it and have been pulling out the yellowed copy ever since. Now that my daughter is heading out on her own, it's time to send the family treasure with her.
- 4 skirt steaks (each steak yields 3 servings)
- 2 cups soy sauce (they use Kikkoman)
- 2 cups Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄4 cup pineapple juice
- 1⁄4 cup lime juice (juice of 1/2 lime)
- If necessary, peel off membrane on skirt steak and slice lengthwise so it will be no more than 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 6-ounce serving portions.
- For basting: Combine equal parts of soy sauce and Worcestershire with pineapple juice, lime juice and pinch of salt. Mix well. Dip steak in mixture.
- Grill over very high heat to sear, then grill until cooked to your taste, turning occasionally, about 6-8 minutes, brushing with basting mixture several times.
- Slice in thin strips.
- Wrap in flour tortilla and serve with pico de gallo, beans and rick. Makes enough basting mixture for 4 steaks.