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Chimichurri Chicken

Chimichurri… where has this been all my life? Chimichurri is an Argentinean sauce similar to a pesto with many variations for sure.  Make it your own😉

🌿I’m telling you, amazingly good and I can’t even believe how much I love it.  I had it in Jamaica and had to try it at home.  Fan-freakin-tastic.  I also made it with my Mom a few weeks ago.  We had it on some bbq’d pork chops… Hello melt in my mouth delicious!  I’m already checking the calendar to see when I can make it again!  On steak next time I think… 😊 INGREDIENTS



• 2 TABLESPOONS FRESH OREGANO LEAVES (or you can use 2 teaspoons of dried oregano)



• 2 TABLESPOONS WINE VINEGAR (red or white, I used white)





1. Pulse the parsley, cilantro, fresh oregano, and garlic in a food processor until it’s a coarse consistancy

2. Scrape down the food processor and get all that good green out into a nice little glass dish

3. Gently stir in olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and chili pepper flakes. 

💡Adjust your seasonings to your liking.  If you won’t be using all the sauce the first night, any chili pepper flakes will continue to make the sauce hotter as they marinate in the oil… Sometimes hotter is better💡

4. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving. 


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Steak & Prawn Fajita Plate with Avocado Sauce

Oh wow, was it ever a beautiful day yesterday. I had the pleasure of joining hubby on a drive out to West Vancouver. When he knows he’s making a long drive for a short meeting he invites me to go with. Let me tell you, I’m so glad I did, for a few reasons. The first being…. The sunshine!!! So much sunshine that the moment I felt it hit my face, I was overcome with happiness and full on smiles. Working from home….. sometimes I only see the light of day if I need groceries or if I need to do a mail run… Unfortunately tho, I was so preoccupied with the new stereo, navigation, satellite radio, DVD player thingy, AND the sunshine that my camera didn’t come out even once to capture it. BOO!

A few days ago I posted about some Fajita Seasoning, click that link to see the recipe. Easy and it tasted quite good. I put it to good use a few nights ago. I actually had Hubby in the Temp. Basement Kitchen giving me a hand. That was wonderful, until he spilled some of that lovely homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix into the sink….

ME: “Well, it was nice having you in here. There are other ways to tell me that you don’t want to be in here tho, you know… You can go now!”
HIM: *laughter with no sound is all that I got from him*
It was pretty funny as I had just finished telling him what seasonings and spices were in it. LOL
ME: “Mix a few tablespoons of this seasoning with a bit of olive oil and then marinade these steaks in it please”
HIM: “I can do that, let me handle it Babe”
I look over a few minutes later and he’s got the steaks in an empty bowl and the dry seasoning as a mountain on top. No oil….
ME: “*sigh* Justin! Take those steaks out and shake that spice into the bowl, add the oil and mix it up. Then add the steaks.”
HIM: *again he is laughing but I can’t hear him*
At least he’s having a good time!

He was in between his own tasks but I managed to snag him to help me with the prawns and the Avocado Sauce. I gave him a fresh lime and asked him to squeeze it and put all the juice in the food processor {please and thank you of course} and I should have realized that he is a man and he squeezed every little bit of juice out of that little green lime and all the moisture in the peel too! Whoa! The sauce should have been renamed to Lime and a Hint-Of-Everything Else Sauce. It was still good tho. The contrast in flavours was cool on my tongue. He told me that Avocado Sauce is out if his hands next time. HAHA

K, so I didn’t want to make the usual Chicken Fajita’s. Let’s cut out the tortilla wrap and the cheese! Give this thing a new spin. Low and behold, Steak & Prawn Fajita Plate. There aren’t enough meals with baby corns and the Avocado Sauce just makes it fun and fresh! Hope you like this take on a classic!

Serves 4


2 avocados
1/3 cup fat free sour cream
{or greek yogurt, if I had Greek yog. I would have used Greek yog. Love Greek yog!}
1 Premade Homemade Garlic Ball {or 4 cloves of garlic, chopped}
2 tablespoons of water
Juice of half a lime {don’t want it to end up like mine}
Sea salt, to taste
Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
Red pepper flakes, can you handle say… A teaspoon? Mom, you can skip this ingredient if you can’t handle the heat!

This all goes in your food processor. Blend until smooth! Chill it in the fridge while you’re making the rest.

2-3 sirloin steaks, enough for 4 servings
20 pack of raw prawns, peeled and deveined
4 cups cooked hot white rice
3-4 peppers, pick your colours, thinly sliced
1 white onion, thinly sliced
1 can baby corns, drained
1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
3-4 tablespoons of the Fajita Seasoning Mix
3 tablespoons of water
Sprinkle of red pepper flakes
Olive oil

In a bowl combine 1 tablespoon of the
Fajita Seasoning Mix and a few tablespoons of olive oil. Add in the steaks and let them marinade in the fridge for at least an hour.
20140122-214756.jpg20140123-205718.jpgIn a hot oiled pan, add in the peppers, onions, baby corn, tomatoes, 2 tablespoons of the Fajita Seasoning Mix and the sprinkle of red pepper flakes.

20140122-221140.jpgFry them up till they are tender. Add in the water and let simmer for a couple minutes to thicken a little. When they’re done they’ll look like this. Set the veggies aside.
20140122-221215.jpgIn another hot hot hot oiled pan fry up the steaks, you want them medium rare, but a good cooked outside. Yum. Slice them up into thin strips

Sprinkle the prawns with 1/2 – 1 tablespoons of the Fajita Seasoning Mix, depending on how much flavor you like. Fry them up in a hot oiled pan. Don’t over cook them tho. Chewy.
20140122-215103.jpgPlate with 1 cup of hot rice, some veggies, sliced steak, prawns and then add a little of your chilled Avocado sauce.
20140122-215128.jpgThen enjoy!
20140122-215206.jpgOk obviously if I had nice big bowls these would be Steak & Prawn Fajita Bowls but…. Hubby was doing me a favor by washing a football field of dirty dishes for me. { I’m kinda famous for dirtying every dish in the house… Yikes!!!} he ended up breaking 1 of 2 of my nice bowls. He apologized, I said it was ok, just a dish… But then not 3 minutes later… BOOM, there goes the other one. “Like really?!?!?” Hahahaha. So there you have it, Steak & Prawn Fajita Plate!
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