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Portobello Fajitas

by Mary Beth

You know, one of the very few drawbacks of solar cooking is that you have to cook before 3:30 most days. After that the sun just isn’t direct enough to cook anything. I know it sounds simple, but I can’t tell you how many nights I want to make cookies only to remember that I can’t cook late.

Yesterday I was going to make a pasta dish. But then nap time extended till I finally fell asleep and when I woke up at 3:30, it was too late to even cook the noodles.

So, I flipped some menu items around and made the portobello fajita recipe from the Engine 2 book. It took maybe 15 minutes, and if I had to do it again with a working solar cooker, I would have served it with a side of rice. It was so good, I feel the need to share the recipe.

Portobello Mushroom Fajitas

2 portobello mushrooms, cut into thick strips

1/2 onion, cut in thin strips

1 bell pepper, cut into thin strips

1/2 jalapeño, minced

Begin by cooking the mushroom in a large skillet with water. After about 3 minutes, add in the onion. About 2 minutes later add in the peppers. Cook till the onions soften.

Serve on corn tortillas with sides of salsa, refried beans, and guacamole. Serves about 3 people.

My kids and husband adored this. I tried to get a picture, but they ate so fast that everything was gone. Seriously, everything. Here is all I could get:

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Jun 06, 2014
by: Christa Upton

Oh, that sounds really yummy. No wonder they ate it up so fast! LOL It's amazing what the sun can cook so nicely, isn't it?!

Jun 05, 2014
you should be able to cook till 6:00 this time of year
by: Joyce

Hi Mary Beth! I'm Surprised That You Can't Cook Past 3:30. Are You Raising The Oven Back Up To The Right Angle For The Later Afternoon Hours?
Right Now I Am Able To Preheat My Oven By 9:30 A.m. And Cook Till 6:00 Or Even Later.
The Important Thing To Recognize Is That When The Sun Finally Starts Lowering In The Mid Afternoon Around 3, You Have To Be Diligent About Raising It Up On The Leg Every Little Bit.
I Had Cooking Temps Over 350 Fahrenheit Till About 5:30 Yesterday And Finished My Dessert For Dinner At 325 Fahrenheit At 6:30 PM
By Next Month I Will Have Till 7:00 Or So To Cook.
Even Procrastinators Should Be Able To Cook Dinner This Time Of Year! Glad To Read Your Adventures. It Gets Easier With Experience!

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