Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Homemade Fajita Mix

Here is the Homemade Fajita Mix with the rest of the ingredients for
Pineapple Chicken Fajitas .

Recipe by Carla Cardello (http://www.chocolatemoosey.com)
Husband-Tested in Alice’s Kitchen

You can control the sodium content and the heat if you make your own fajita seasoning or Homemade Taco Seasoning.  I found lots of recipes for homemade fajita seasoning, but many of them called not only for salt, but also for a crushed chicken bouillon cube, which contains loads of sodium.  Make your own using this recipe and then keep it in your pantry for when you wish to make fajitas.  Try Husband-Tested Pineapple Chicken Fajitas using 2 Tablespoons of this seasoning. 

2 Tablespoons chili powder
3 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons kosher salt**
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Whisk together all the ingredients. Store in an airtight container.

**Note about kosher salt:
By weight, kosher salt and table salt, contain the same amount of sodium. However, kosher salt has a coarser grain than fine table salt, which means that it contains less sodium by volume. In other words, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt yields less sodium than 1 teaspoon of table salt. (The larger granules of kosher salt can’t clump together as closely as the fine ones do.) So, when you’re measuring volume amounts for recipes, you’ll automatically reduce the sodium content if you make the switch to kosher salt. 

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