Turkey Fajitas with Salsa Fresca

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Turkey Fajitas with Homemade Salsa Fresca
 
Ingredients
  • WHAT YOU NEED (for Fajitas):
  • the zest of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup fresh-squeezed lime juice + more as needed
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp adobo sauce (sauce only from canned chipotles in adobo)
  • ¼ cup olive oil (plus more as needed)
  • 5 garlic cloves (divided and minced)
  • approx. 1 lb leftover turkey meat
  • 2 tbsp butter (divided)
  • 1 red onion (halved/ thin sliced)
  • 1 package of Village Farms Tricolored Sweet Bells®
  • 2 serrano chiles (halved, seeded and chopped small)
  • ¼ cup cilantro (chopped), and romaine lettuce
  • flour or corn tortillas
  • WHAT YOU NEED (for Salsa Fresca*):
  • ¼- 1/2 red onion (minced)
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar, approx.
  • 1 lb Village Farms maverick mix tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1-2 serrano chiles (seeded, and fine chopped or minced)
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp fresh-squeezed lime juice
Instructions
  1. HOW YOU MAKE IT (Salsa Fresca):
  2. Place diced onion in a bowl and cover completely with cold water. Add in vinegar, and set aside for 10 min. or longer.
  3. Drain. Rinse with cold water and set aside.
  4. Next, in a medium sized bowl, combine all remaining ingredients. Then, stir in onions.
  5. Allows mixture to stand at room temperature for at least 30 min. Now, make your fajitas (see below)!.
  6. HOW YOU MAKE THEM (Fajitas):
  7. In a small bowl, combine lime zest and fresh squeezed lime juice, salt, chili powder, adobo sauce, ¼ cup only olive oil and 3 cloves only garlic. Mix well. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the marinade for later.
  8. Next, place leftover turkey in a resealable bag. Pour in the marinade and seal bag. Move turkey around to coat well. Then place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  9. While turkey marinates, make Salsa Freca (see below). Set aside.
  10. Then, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and drizzle with a bit of olive oil.
  11. Once hot, add onion slices and cook. Stirring until softened.
  12. Next, stir in bell pepper slices and chopped chiles, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally until peppers begin to softened.
  13. Then, add in remaining garlic cloves, cumin, a few pinches of salt and 1 tbsp butter. Cook, stirring often, until peppers are also softened and beginning to caramelize, approx. 6-8 min.
  14. Pour in reserved marinade and add in about half of the cilantro and stir. Once well combined, remove from heat.
  15. Heat a few drizzles of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Remove turkey from marinade and add to pan (with marinade) with 1 tbsp butter. Cook until heated through and fully coated with marinade. If turkey meat is too dry, add in a drizzle of olive oil, or ¼- 1/2 lime, squeezed.
  16. While turkey reheats, warm up tortillas as desired.
  17. Next, begin to plate tortillas. Pile lettuce, turkey, pepper mixture, and salsa as desired and enjoy!

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