8.10.2019

Home Made Fajitas With Guacamole

Home Made Fajitas With Guacamole


fajitas with guacamole


Fajitas In the Philippines!


We make our own flour tortillas for burritos and fajitas and we use local avocados for the guacamole.

The guacamole recipe is very simple and foolproof (and does not include strychnine):
  • two medium avocados
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seed
  • 1-2 tsp sea salt
  • diced onions and tomatoes
  • 1 oz lime juice
The lime juice comes from our calamansi trees. White vinegar works just fine when no calamansi is available - but we do use just a touch less.

White King flour is best for making tortillas. White King is by far the best brand of flour I have yet discovered. It smells heavenly and tastes divine. Sometimes my wife will make a half dozen tortillas and I just eat them plain.

We pay between 90 and 140PHP per kilo for avocados. The ones that we used this time were purchased at the local market for 60PHP per kilo. They did not look so good externally and one turned out to be bad, but the others were perfect inside and tasted excellent. 

I really do not understand the recent news about ERs in the US filling up with people who split their hands while cutting avocados. There is no need to apply a great deal of pressure. Gently press the knife into the avocado until you feel the seed. Next, while keeping the knife firmly inside, slowly spin the avocado around. Remove the knife and twist the avocado. (I should make a video for this.)

The chicken comes from Robinson's Supermarket and it is top quality. Lately we are paying about 160 PHP per kilo, which works out to about $1.45 per pound. At the time when we left the US a decade ago we had been paying $1.99 per pound for boneless chicken breast at the Super Walmart.

When I finished with this latest round of fajitas I settled in to Season 3 of Fargo with a nice tall avocado shake:


avocado shake

Since the shakes are full of shaved ice, I like to temper them with freshly brewed coffee so I do not end up in a brain freeze coma.


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