Fajitas :)-

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by oldschoolbbq, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

         Well , it's coming my (stepchild - long story) B-day. he's 26 on Mon. and wanted "DAD'S" famous Fajitas...

    I will try to show all the steps and narrate the goings on...

    First was a trip to my local grocer and on the wishes of SWMBO , I got some nice skinless boneless Breast and started off by washing them to get the MKT. crud off (blood , slick coating , etc.)

        
    Then after washing , I had to take a shot of the plumpness of these Breast

    were huge , a good 2" thick and firm to the feel...

      I used an old Restaurant trick to split the pieces , sheet pan and sharp knife and they split great , two nice halves...

    See here how I used the edge of the sheet pan as a guide to split the chunks...

    , equal pieces , works great... and when Butterflying meat , is a great helper to get even cuts.

    after all is cut , I put it in my "SOP" for a rest to suck up the flavor...

    I usually marinade 24hrs. or so (more time in the soak and you get more flavor ... ) When I do some for me , I'll let them set for 3days or so...won't go bad in the "SOP" , too much acid ...

    JJ , haven't heard your 2 cents on this recipe . . . you should really try it...

    I'll be back tomorrow to show the finish , waiting for a good soak for the Breast  and will cook them tomorrow , with Q-view. [​IMG]

    Later , and as always . . .
     
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  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    2 questions:
    Where's the recipe for the SOP and what kind of chefs knife is that? The chicken looks like it'll be great and the knife looks awesome.
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah what's SOP???? Slippery Old Prunes? Spoiled or Pungent?
     
  4. Don't know much about SOP, but love fajitas!!! Can't wait to see this one. Nice trick with the sheet pan.
     
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Opps[​IMG]  I forgot , some of you guys aren't familiar with my Texas slang... SOP , is another word for Marinade . I just got used to calling it SOP and not thinking. [​IMG]  Slippery old Prunes , that's funny...

    I haven't decided what I am going to do with my recipe , it's involved and takes time . I worked for several years to get it where I wanted it , but it's now a great flavor . I was hoping JJ would try it and give me feedback... but none yet.

    Let me ponder on sharing it , and how . I know it is good from all the comments I get from it... and the reorders for it from Family and Friends , PM me and we'll talk about it...

    Thanks for the Kudos on the pan thingy , did a lot of meat that way in my Cook/Chef days... and as for slicing , when doing Cherry Tomatoes , place them in one sheet pan and another pan on top to steady them and use a Meat carving knife (long)

    to slice them into even halves.

    The knife is an old Chef knife I got years ago from some store ... Molybdenum steel , nothing fancy , I just put it to the stone now and then.

    Thanks for the look and tune in tomorrow for the Ending...

    Have fun and . . .
     
  6. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Stan, anytime you're cooking I'm watching...
     
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Stan, my friend, I am embarrassed to say that for a few family reasons, I just have not had the opportunity to try it. It does look great and I am sure the flavor profile is perfect. Hopefully my situation will improve in the next few months and I will get to making it. I am really sorry I have been a disappointment...[​IMG][​IMG]...JJ
     
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not ,disappointed , I realize you have been having probs. , and I pray you can work them out... the other half of a relation is as important as yours...

    Don't give up... keep the faith in your relationship . And try that SOP[​IMG][​IMG]

    Stan...
     
  9. It should be good Stan. As said above nice trick on the slicing. I have an old board with a square whole in it that I use to use kind of like that for slicing jerky.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  10. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well, here's the finish and they turned out great (as usual) [​IMG]  Too bad I couldn't have had some Beef in there, Mmmmm...

    So on to the grill the chicky Boobys go and doing nicely , great smell of charring bird.......


    The flip side , a bit of char , but that's good stuff [​IMG]


    How they looked before the fire...


    And after they come off..... nice color and just enough charring to make them tasty [​IMG]


    Slicing the bounty .....


    and back for more . I got a FULL crockpot  of these , enough for 20 people [​IMG]


    sorry , not a good plate shot , but we were in a care facility with my "step Son , Javen. He had a truck run over him at his work site and was lifeflighted to the Hosp. . I was a worried man when I saw the Pics on FB. Went directly to the Hosp. and sat... All I could do , he did fine and is in great spirits now.


    He's enjoying his favorite food now, and happy-happy-happy . [​IMG]

    here's the B-day boy ...

    Thanks for dropping in on my Fajita cook...

    Have fun and . . .
     
  11. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First , I am glad he is ok.   Run over had to hurt.

    Them things look fantastic.         WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY   better than hospital food.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2014
  12. As Adam said. Glad he is doing better. I am sure your cooking improved his day. It does look good.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  13. Stan, great cook. But more importantly Godspeed to Javen and all of yor family. Thumbs Up
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2014
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Late for the party again..........

    Its hard to beat a good fajita. I always used to keep an eye out for when there was some cheap chicken tenders.

    Those look mighty fine Stan. That's a great meal but don't give away all those Texas secrets. Hahaha!

    Great job, he's a lucky kid.
     
  15. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    glad to see he's in good spirits....although, who wouldn't be after a plate full of those fabu looking 'jitas....well played, sir......Willie
     
  16. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What a great meal and what a great thing to do for your step son!!  It shows that you are not only a awesome cook but a fantastic person as well.  Reinhard
     
  17. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Great looking fajita!
     

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