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what's your fave mexican dish?

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  1. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    no...not salma hayek.


    i mean food....

    if you go to a restaurant or make something yourself at home what do you prefer?
  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Fajitas from a place called El Tiempo. They're basically drenched in butter....and the rice has parmesan on it. Friggin' delicious.
  3. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    At home see the recipe for posole in the crock pot thread.

    At a restaurant I like several things. Chile colorado, chile rellenos, or steak fajitas are among my favorites.
  4. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Chicken enchilladas.
  5. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Technically "Fajitas" isn't a dish. It's a meat.


    But the way you described it does sound good.




    I live on the border (to mexico) so I get to try out a lot of good mexican dished (not that crap you honkies get up north :D).


    Chile Relleno

    Enchiladas

    Guisado

    Tacos de Trompo

    Those are some of my favorites.
  6. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    The term could refer to just the meat or it could refer to the dish including the meat, tortillas, rice, beans, etc.
  7. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    Quesadillas. Meat + cheese + flour tortillas = I'll eat it over any other available food.
  8. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    No, it can't.

    Fajitas is meat. No other way to put it.
  9. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    http://www.answers.com/fajitas

    Maybe there are other ways to put it.

    Typically when people refer to just the meat, they say "fajita meat."
  10. bbgun

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    Shredded beef chimichangas are also nice.
  11. Rack Bauer

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    What can I say, that is not correct.


    I live next door to mexico, I think I know what a "Fajita" is.


    Have you ever heard anyone refer to "Skirt Steak" as a "Dish"? No.

    Fajita is the mexican word for "Skirt Steak".
  12. FloridaRob

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    Pork Tamales with a chili sauce. Hard to find good ones here in Fla. The best ones I ever ate were in a small shop in Louisiana where you could buy them with the husks still on.

    Bean, Meat, and cheese nachos with jalapenos. NO quacamole....
  13. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Apparently you only think you know.

    I guess chicken fajitas aren't real fajitas, since they're not skirt steak.
  14. bbgun

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    Boys, if you don't stop bickering, I'm going to take away the complimentary chips and salsa.
  15. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    I came in here to post those two foods. I couldn't agree more. That's the good stuff right there.
  16. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Nothing tops homemade chile rellenos. I have yet to find a decent restaurant north of Laredo that makes it. Grilled mollejas with guacamole, chile, grilled onions, and a hint of lime wrapped up in a homemade flour tortilla. Aye way!!! Let's not forget a dash of salt. Chicken flauta plate is good to.

    And for the record, "fajita plate" is an entree, remove "Plate" and it's just meat. AKA sizzling fajita "platter" in chains...

    Don't mess with mexican symantics vato:rolleyes:
  17. Rack Bauer

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    Actually Chicken Fajitas is not correct either, but it has caught on for some reason.


    Going by the exact wording, Chicken Fajita means Chicken Skirt Steak.

    Some dumb white guy that probably thinks Fajitas is an entree probably thought a "Fajita" was skirt steak sliced up so he figured doing the same thing to a chicken made them "Chicken Fajitas".

    It's not correct.


    Go to a restaurant here or in mexico and ask just for Fajitas and the waiter will stand there looking at you waiting for you to tell him what you want with your Fajitas (aka Skirt Steak) cuz - as I said - Fajitas is not an entree, it's a meat.
  18. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    Just backing up Rack on this one:

    http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/FajitaHistory.htm

  19. Yeagermeister

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    Brisket with rice and beans
  20. jman

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    Which really makes it Tex-Mex and not really "Mexican" at all.

    And...Rack must be incorrrect because..."The Mexican term for grilled skirt steak is arracheras"...not fajita.

    So go have a fajita; beef, chicken, or sea food and and let it go and be happy about it.

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