Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sausage and Yam Fajitas

This recipe was from Bon Appetit- and I loved it! At first I thought it seemed like a strange combination of flavors- but it was quite tasty. It was fast, light, and contained one of TE's favorite foods- hot Italian sausage! Here is the recipe:

Chorizo, Poblano and Yam Fajitas

  • 2 cups paper-thin slices red onions
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups 1/2-inch-thick sticks peeled yam (red-skinned sweet potato)
  • 12 to 14 ounces fresh chorizo sausages (about 3), casings removed*
  • 2 fresh poblano chiles,* halved, seeded, cut into thin strips (I could not find these so I used red bell peppers and one jalapeno)
  • 8 7- to 8-inch-diameter flour tortillas**
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

Toss onions and generous sprinkle of salt in medium bowl. Mix in lime juice. Set aside to marinate, tossing occasionally.

Meanwhile, place yam in microwave-safe bowl. Add splash of water. Cover; cook on high until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

Sauté chorizo in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through, breaking into small pieces with fork, about 5 minutes. Transfer chorizo to bowl. Spoon off all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet. Add chiles to skillet. Cover and cook until tender, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. Drain yam; transfer to skillet. Add chorizo and toss 1 minute to rewarm filling.

Cook 1 tortilla at a time directly over gas flame or in skillet until heated, 10 to 15 seconds per side. (I just warmed them in the microwave)

Arrange tortillas on work surface. Spoon filling in strip down center of each. Top with cheese, onions, and sprinkle of lime marinade. Fold in sides of tortillas.

*I used 1lb of sausage grounds (out of the casing), and drained most of the fat after cooking the sausage before cooking the veggies in the fat.
**Also I used La Tortilla's wraps (60cals, 6g fiber) which is significantly lower in calories than most wraps.
It says this is a recipe for 4 servings, 2 fajitas each, but I made 4 over-stuffed fajitas.
I used less cheese and 1 less wrap...
Calories to be calculated later :)

No comments: