078/18 – Uuni Fajitas:
Each time I have cooked the Hillbilly Chilli from the Grillstock book I have always really enjoyed the taste of it and always make a mental note to use the spice mix for fajitas. I finally remembered and now it was time for Uuni Fajitas! I thought the Uuni would be good for this as the cast iron and high heats should get the meat and veg sizzling.
The Grillstock book is currently available for £9.33 from Amazon:
I had bought some Bavette to use some in a burger mix. I only need a small amount so the rest was free to use for the fajitas! 1kg from Turner and George for £14.
Time to make the Chilli Seasoning: Cumin, Chipotle Chilli, Chilli Flakes, Cocoa Powder, Light Soft Brown Sugar, Smoked Salt, Ground Coriander, Oregano, Paprika, Smoked Paprika, Ground Black Pepper and Ground Cinnamon)
Peppers, Red Onions and Baby Corn were sliced, put into a bowl and mixed with the Chilli Seasoning mixture.
Gas was the fuel of choice for this cook on the Uuni 3, I didn’t think there would be much additional flavour added from the wood pellets and the gas was going to be a lot easier! Fired up to full power with the door propped open slightly, 20 minutes later the stone was at 550c.
Veg in, spun round after a couple of minutes and again after couple of minutes with a final spin at the end. 5-6 minutes total cook time.
The Bavette was sliced into strips and also mixed with the Chilli Seasoning.
Cooked similar to the veg. Couple of minutes, spun round then spun again after another couple of minutes. Repeated a couple of times for an 8-10 minute total cook.
Time to Eat:
Tortilla, home made guacamole, bavette and veg. Pretty simple!
Ever since I first cooked the hillbilly chilli I have been meaning to use the spice mix with fajitas and when I started cooking with cast iron in the Uuni this seemed like the perfect dish for it! The taste of the fajitas was fantastic, far, far better than the kits you buy. It was a bit too spicy as I put 2 tablespoons of the spice mix on each of the veg and the meat! Next time I would at least halve that, maybe even 1/2 tablespoon on each and see how that was. Will try this again with some other beef cuts and also chicken, same spice mix though!
The Uuni was spot on, easy with the gas and the cast iron worked really well as it was so hot cooking the veg and meat.
|1: Less spice mix!
2: Try other cuts of beef and chicken also.
If you like the look of this spice mix you can buy the book for £9.33 from Amazon: