Tuesday, 30 August 2011


Mexican Independence Day, when Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule, is on 16th September. These recipes, courtesy of Discovery, will help you get in the fiesta spirit ! I'll be trying out some Discovery products for an upcoming review so I'll let you know how we get on.


Festive Feasting On Mexican Independence Day

Circle the date in your diary: September 16th marks Mexican Independence Day, a fun-filled celebration in a sunshine country packed with singing, dancing, music, fireworks and fantastic food. Now you can bring the magic of Mexico to your very own dinner table with Discovery’s selection of mouth-watering recipes.

As Mexicans everywhere prepare to celebrate in style, seize the opportunity to take part with some quick and tasty dishes guaranteed to ignite the party atmosphere. Kick off with Fajita Wedges, a fantastic twist to the popular potato that’s full of flavour. Follow with a Mexican classic: All in One Chicken Fajitas topped with Guacamole, Salsa and Soured Cream. Then party into the night with some sweet Blueberry Chips, a deliciously moreish treat that’s been designed to be devoured!

Bursting with big-hitting flavour combinations, it’s the perfect family banquet to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in true fiesta fashion…

Starter: Fajita Wedges

A light appetizer that’s perfect to get the taste buds tingling. The extra adventurous can add shredded cheese, chives and soured cream for added flavour.


· 1 kg potatoes, skin-on, cut into thick wedges
· 2 tbsp oil
· 1 sachet Discovery Fajita Seasoning Mix

· Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6

· Coat potatoes in oil and Seasoning, to taste

· Lay on a baking tray and cook in a preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until well browned and cooked

· Serve immediately

Add a classic main to the mix: Chicken Fajitas

Perfect for minimum fuss, maximum enjoyment. The beauty of fajitas is that they can be varied so easily… chicken, prawn, steak or vegetables, there’s something for everyone!


· 450g boneless chicken, cut into strips
· 2 tbsp oil
· 1 sachet Discovery Fajita Seasoning Mix
· 1 onion sliced
· 1 green pepper and 1 red pepper sliced
· 8 pack Discovery soft flour Tortillas

To serve:

· Discovery Salsa
· Discovery Soured Cream Topping
· Discovery Guacamole
· Discovery sliced JalapeƱos (Red or Green)

· Coat chicken in oil and seasoning mix

· Heat a heavy based frying pan until very hot and add chicken

· Fry for about 3 minutes until well browned

· Add onion and peppers and cook for a further 2 minutes or until the meat is cooked

· Serve with warm Tortillas, Salsa, Soured Cream, Guacamole and JalapeƱos

Dessert: Blueberry Chips

A delightful dessert that perfectly ties up a great Mexican dining experience. Buy twice as much as you think you’ll need because you won’t stop dipping!


· Discovery Soured Cream
· 75g blueberry conserve
· Oil for shallow frying
· 4 Discovery Flour Plain Tortillas, each cut into 8 triangles
· 100g caster sugar


· Mix together Soured Cream and blueberry conserve and chill

· Heat the oil and quickly fry tortillas until golden

· Lift out of oil with a draining spoon and sprinkle with sugar whilst still hot, then leave to cool

· Place blueberry dip in the middle of a serving plate and surround with tortillas

Come and celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Discovery and Strictly Come Dancing winners Darren Bennett and Lillia Kopylova on Saturday, 10th and Sunday 11th September in Brighton’s Jubilee Square. Mexicans all over the world celebrate with good food, music, dancing, pinatas and competitions, so here’s your chance to join in the fun!

For more information and recipe ideas, visit http://www.discoveryfoods.co.uk/

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  1. I love Mexican food! The recipes sound delicious especially the chicken fajitas! Yum!

  2. This sounds delicious. Thank you for the recipe. I have one of those Fajita kit boxes sitting out the back, I just needed your inspiration to open it up and get cooking.

  3. i love mexican food especially fajitas!

  4. Fajitas are great - they get the kids (Juliette in particular) eating loads of vegetables they aren't usually keen on (avocado, peppers, onions, tomatoes, ...) because she has so much fun making them and wrapping them up herself !

  5. My little girl is 26 months and we've been eating fajitas together right since she first started weaning but only last week was the first time she actually wrapped up her food and ate it that way instead of eating all the constituent parts in isolation. Cute.

  6. I love fajitas. They are great to serve when friends come round because everyone can get involved and choose their own combinations.