The Tex-Mex fave, the fajita, is a rolled up sandwich with a tortilla instead of leavened bread, and it is usually made with grilled skirt steak. When I interviewed Bobby Flay in November 2009 about his Thanksgiving plans, the restaurateur, author, and celebrity chef, demonstrated how he makes fajitas with leftover turkey.
Bobby Flay's recipe for fajitas with leftover turkey.
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Tex Mex
Prep Time: 30minutes
Total Time: 30minutes
1ripe Hass avocado
¼cupHellmann's Real Mayonnaise
1teaspoondiced fresh jalapeño pepper(optional)
½teaspoonMorton coarse kosher salt and pepper
1large red onion
1large red bell pepper
2tablespoonschopped fresh cilantro
2cupsleftover shredded turkey
4large flour tortillas
About the mayo. Flay is sponsored occasionally by Hellman's, hence the plug.
Peel, pit, and chop the avocado, and juice the lime. Combine the avocado and lime juice with the mayonnaise and jalapeno pepper in a blender or food processor add a splash of water and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Scrape into a bowl.
Cut the onion in half and slice it and the pepper thinly. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over high heat. Add the onion and pepper and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the cumin and cook for 1 minute. Add the turkey and cook until just heated through and stir in the chopped cilantro.
Place the tortillas on a plate, cover with a damp paper towel, and microwave on high heat for 40 seconds to warm through. Put some of the turkey mixture in the center of each tortilla, drizzle with some of the Creamy Avocado Sauce, roll and eat.
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