There is always a conundrum when you are entertaining but you want to keep things healthy, it is always hard to marry the two. Enter Fashercise and the Chipotle Salmon Fajitas! The do-it-yourself aspect to the fajitas are great for entertaining and let’s you control the ingredients that go into your meal, you can add cheese or not, sour cream or not, etc…
Using salmon instead of chicken or steak makes the fajitas slightly more luxe and packed with omega 3! We promise we won’t take any credit next time you serve this up at your next dinner party!
Chipotle Salmon Fajitas
For 4 servings:
For the Salsa
4 tomatoes, chopped in cubes
1 clove of garlic
Salt & Pepper
Mix all the ingredients together and set aside for the flavour to blend together
For the Guacamole
2 ripe avocados
A couple spoonful of your freshly-made salsa
Mix together and set aside, place the stone in the guacamole to stop it turning brown!
For the Fajitas
4 salmon fillets
2 red onions
2 red peppers (I used romano peppers for extra sweetness but normal ones would do too)
Sour Cream and Cheese to serve if desired
1. Marinate the salmon in olive oil and a couple of teaspoonful of chipotle paste, paprika, cumin, mixed herbs and chili flakes (you can make it as spicy or smoky as you’d like, we went for very smoky but mild). Leave to marinate for anything between 30 minutes to 6 hours.
2. Slice the onions and peppers and saute with olive oil (add some salt to ensure that the vegetable become lovely and caramelised) and season with the spices (add your twist to it, suggestions are welcome!)
3. Once the vegetables are cooked, your guests are seated and the table is set, place the tortillas in the oven to heat up, heat a pan (heavy-based is best) and quickly fry the salmon cut in small chunk, this will make sure the salmon is crispy and not overcooked but very smoky!
4. Once your guest are suitably impressed with your spread, it’s time to start assembling! This is how we do it: a warm tortilla sprinkled with some cheese and topped with the vegetable and salmon (to ensure maximum cheese melt) topped with salsa and guacamole, sour cream and a touch of fresh coriander, and now you roll!