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I love cooking with spirits and I love fire shows (under control of course!) in the kitchen! Here are some show stopper Fajitas! Enjoy! From Regis and Kathy Lee.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs lean skirt steaks or 1 1⁄2 lbs bottom round steaks or 1 1⁄2 lbs flat iron steaks, cut 1/4-inch thick and trimmed of visible fat
- 1 lime, juice of
- 4 large garlic cloves, pressed through a garlic press
- 1 -2 teaspoon pequin quebrado chiles or 1 -2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1⁄4 cup brandy
- 4 -6 flour tortillas (12 inch)
Accompany with a Bowl or Plate of each Topping
- 4 -6 romaine lettuce leaves, cut crosswise into 1-inch strips
- 1⁄2-1 cup salsa
- 1⁄2-1 onion, chopped
- 1⁄2-1 tomato, chopped
- 3 -4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- guacamole, for serving with the fajitas
- Cut steak into 6 equal portions. Pound portions until they are as thin as possible and coat with lime juice.
- Sprinkle steaks evenly with garlic and press in pequin or crushed red pepper flakes. (Pequin is intensely hot: 2 teaspoons will be fiery, 1 teaspoon will get your attention, 1/2 a teaspoon will still have a kick).
- Stack steaks and let stand for about 30 minutes at room temperature. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
- Place a large cast iron skillet over high heat until it begins to smoke.
- While skillet is heating, stack the tortillas and wrap in foil, and place in the oven along with 4 to 6 dinner plates.
- Add oil and quickly sear the meat on both sides. Add brandy to the hot skillet. Flame the meat by touching the brandy with a lighted match and let the flames burn down. (If the flames get too high you can cover the pan with the lid.)You can do this table-side if you are careful!
- Place all the items on the table along with the steak. Guests can pick which items to add to their tortillas. Simply fill, roll and eat.