Apr 4, 2014

Chipotle Skirt Steak Fajitas with Avocado CreamRecipe by Jamie Purviance

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Fresh Produce

  • 0.125 oz fresh cilantro
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 Hass avocados
  • 2 limes
  • 1 red onions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 1.5 lb skirt steak, ½ to ¾" thick

Oil and Spices

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1.5 tsp kosher salt


  • 0.5 tsp hot pepper sauce


  • 0.33 cup sour cream


  • 2 canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce
  • 10 corn or flour tortillas (6 to 8”)
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar



  • 3 tablespoons minced canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1½ pounds skirt steak, ½ to ¾ inch thick, trimmed of excess surface fat, cut crosswise into 4- to 5-inch pieces


  • 1 large, ripe Hass avocado
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • 8–10 flour or corn tortillas (6 to 8 inches)
  • ⅔ cup chopped red onion
  • Fresh cilantro leaves


  1. In a small bowl whisk the marinade ingredients. Place the steak pieces in a large resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade, place in a bowl, and refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours. Allow the steaks to stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before grilling.

  2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F).

  3. In a food processor combine the cream ingredients and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap until ready to use.

  4. Remove the steaks from the bag and discard the marinade. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the steaks over direct high heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to your desired doneness, 4 to 6 minutes for medium rare, turning once or twice. Remove from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes. Cut the steaks across the grain into thin slices.

  5. Spread half of each tortilla with avocado cream and top with steak slices, onion, and cilantro. Serve immediately.

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