If indulging in moose steak fajitas when there’s a foot of snow on the ground outside is wrong, who really wants to be right? Winter is a time of year when the body craves hearty, warm meals – think roasts, stews and chilis; maybe fajitas evoke more of a warm, sunny day type meal, rather than a cold winter’s day. But don’t count these tasty moose steak fajitas out for dinner! They are a great way to bring a bit of heat to your winter meals and are a fun, casual meal for the whole family.
Moose Steak Lime Marinade
*Because the meat will be marinating for a long period of time, you don’t have to break the bank on fancy cuts! Flank or skirt steaks work just fine here.
1/4 cup lime juice
1/3 cup cold water
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Lime Fajita Marinade
In a small bowl, combine lime juice, water, olive oil, garlic powder, cayenne powder, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Place steaks into a resealable plastic bag and pour marinade over top. Place bag into the fridge and let marinate for 12 hours or overnight, turning the bag every couple of hours.
Makes enough marinade for approximately 2 pounds of meat.
Moose Steak Fajitas
Remove the steak from marinade. In a pre-heated cast iron skillet, cook steak to preferred cook (medium rare is a good middle ground). Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes.
While the steak is resting, prepare the toppings for fajitas. This is a great meal to use up what you have in the fridge, but some suggested toppings are fried onions, mushrooms and peppers; pickled onions, diced tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, cilantro, etc. Condiments including sour cream, guacamole, or salsa verde are all good options to have on hand.
After the steak has rested for 10 minutes, thinly slice the meat against the grain. Place on a platter, set out all your prepared toppings and condiments, and fill those corn tortillas up! This is a fun meal to let everyone pick and choose how they will prepare their fajitas, and everyone will leave the table with full bellies.
*Tip: To bring a little extra pizzazz to your fajitas, quickly fry the tortillas with a bit of oil in a cast iron skillet.