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by michelle

grand final fiesta

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There are many similarities between Super Bowl Sunday and the AFL Grand Final. Many families and friends gather to watch the game and celebrate or commiserate. The drink of choice is generally beer. At the game a meat pie is essential but at home barbecues reign. We decided instead to drink Margheritas and eat chicken fajitas, chorizo with potato and corn, guacamole, refried black beans and homemade tortillas.

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margheritaTo make the fajitas cut 3-4 chicken thighs into strips and put them in a bowl. Add the juice and finely grated zest of 1 lemon, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 teaspoons of dried oregano, ½ a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and ½ a teaspoon of chilli powder. Mix well and marinated for 30 minutes. Meanwhile slice 1 large onion and 1 green pepper into strips. Remove the chicken from the marinade (reserving the marinade) and sear quickly over high heat – a barbecue is ideal for this as it adds great flavour. Set aside. In a large pan fry the onion and pepper over medium heat until the onion is wilting then add the chicken and any extra marinade and cook through. Serve with fresh tortillas.

For the chorizo mix chop up a spicy chorizo and fry it over low heat with a large chopped onion. When the onion has wilted add a finely diced potato and fry until the potato is almost cooked. Add a diced red pepper and some corn kernels and continue to cook until the peppers soften. Lastly add a handful of chopped coriander (cilantro).

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Written by michelle picker

October 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

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