You could not have asked for a prettier or more colorful grilled dish than this! The notes on the recipe state that everything is left whole to make cooking much easier and the presentation a lot nicer.
Okay, I’ll buy that. It was a gorgeous presentation, but not quite the joy to eat. In order to make it into a fajita, you have to cut up your steak and cup your vegetables. I know, no big deal, but I think I prefer my vegetables and meat sliced before they’re cooked. Because when it comes off the grill, smelling fantastic, I just want to throw this in a tortilla, top with salsa and call it a day.
The salsa was the standout for me. The combo of the creamy rich avocado with the tart, but sweet orange was wonderful. Unfortunately, there is no picture of this because I could not make it attractive no matter how hard I tried.
Fajita Steak with Grilled Vegetables
from Cuisine at Home Weeknight Grilling
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
4 New York strip steaks
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 yellow bell peppers, halved, seeded
8 Roma tomatoes, halved
Salt and pepper
2 limes, halved
8 fajita style tortillas
Preheat the grill to medium high.
Combine the rub ingredients in a bowl or jar. Rub spice mixture evenly over both sides of the steaks.
Toss the bell peppers, tomatoes, and scallions in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill steaks on both sides until done to your liking (about 5 minutes per side for medium rare). Grill the peppers and limes turning once. Remove steaks from the grill and tent with foil and let rest. Grill the scallions and the tomatoes for about 3-4 minutes, turning, until lightly charred.
Wrap tortillas in a damp towel then wrap again in foil. Grill for about 5 minutes, flipping after about 3 minutes. Serve with the steaks, vegetables, grilled limes, and salsa.
Makes 2 1/2 cups
2 avocados, pitted, peeled, chopped
1 cup orange segments
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon olive oil
Combine avocados, oranges, lime juice, sugar and salt in a bowl. Gently stir in cilantro and oil.