Yay, chicken fajitas! So easy to make, and so quick. A little bit of back story. The word “fajita” means “little belt” from “faja” for strip or belt, and the diminutive “ita”. It describes a skirt steak, and fajitas were traditionally made with grilled skirt steak, though now they can be made with chicken, shrimp, you name it. The method is to quickly sear the meat on a griddle or grill, slice and serve with quickly seared peppers and onions and flour tortillas.
Visit practically anywhere in Mexico and you’ll be delighted by the abundance of fruit. You’ll find juice stands selling a variety of agua fresca, and street vendors peddling fruit on sticks and zesty fruit salads.
Where our fruit salads tend to be rather predictable, a typical Mexican fruit cocktail has elements of chili and salt, and perhaps some cilantro and onion as well. The combination is interesting in the best possible way, and terrific served alongside Mexican food or on its own for a snack.