I was making fajitas this weekend for our dinner and I was viewing the turkey strips that I was going to offer as fajita stuffer with a weary eye. Oh the blandness of unseasoned turkey or chicken! And I didn’t really have time, or a grand selection of ingredients in stock, to make a kicker of a marinade.
I have memories in my early days of using the pre-made “Tex-Mex” seasoning in a yellow package from the grocery store to season meat used in tacos and fajitas. These days I’d rather skip the high sodium seasonings and opt for something more natural. But something more natural has to be quick and easy, too!
After a quick search online I found this great little marinade that seasoned the turkey strips beautifully, and in a way that was a good compliment to the mexican flavours we were adding with the salsa, guacamole, cooked onion and peppers, tomato and lettuce.
Here’s the marinade for you to enjoy!
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
Combine in a ziplock bag. Add turkey (or chicken), mix around in bag to cover well with marinade, seal and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Zippity-do-da and you’re done!