The fajita is a fairly new food, originating in the 1930s in Texas. It was first created by ranch workers, who were given the cheaper cuts of beef- skirt steak. They would marinate the steak in lime to help tenderize the tough meat. The fajita is now created using many types of meat (numerous cuts of beef, chicken, even shrimp). It is grilled and served with onions and bell peppers on a tortilla, sometimes with many additional condiments. In restaurants, it is often served in a sizzling skillet. Mexican “Arracheras” are very similar to fajitas, also using marinated skirt steaks.
More information on the history of the fajita.
Evan wasn’t really interested the fajitas tonight. He pushed away the chicken, bell peppers, and onions to chew on the tortilla. He takes after his mom and is a big fan of bread. He hasn’t had a huge interest in food lately since his top two teeth are coming in. Oh well, maybe next time.