Since I’m challenging myself+my husband to make new recipes out of our new cookbooks throughout the year (at least one from each book per month), I decided to do mini-review posts of the recipes we make on the blog. I will not be posting the recipe (you can get it yourself in whichever book it comes from), but I’ll post a photo (if possible) of our dish made from the recipe as well as a few bullet-point notes. There’s a category on the blog for these posts called “recipe review 2013.”
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Recipe: Steak Fajitas from The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2013, (page 358-359)
- when did we make this? Tuesday, June 11, for supper
- did we change anything? Nope. (We used a smaller piece of meat for just the two of us. Our daughter isn’t a steak eater…yet.)
- what did we like? Yum. The steak flavor is awesome. It is way easier than easy, and the grilled vegetables are fantastic.
- what didn’t we like? Nothing.
- will we make it again (any changes in the future)? Yes, we’ll definitely make this again. In fact, this is the second time we’ve made this recipe– the first time was before we even owned the cookbook ourselves–I’d gotten it out of the library after we first started watching the show on DVD!
We also made home-fried taco shells (using the method on pg 355)
We decided that for something like flank steak, the flavor of the corn tortillas was too strong and overpowered the flavor of the meat (which is not a cheap cut). For the record, the cookbook recommends flour tortillas for the fajitas, so ATK gets it right again. But we also had these home-fried tortilla shells with the ATK taco beef (which has become a regular recipe on our menu), and that is a phenomenal combination.