“ Brand: Discovery / Type: Other Spices „
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Discovery Fajita Seasoning Mix "More Adventurous Tastes..." reads the slogan, and this is certainly fairly adventurous for a packet mix. I have previously used Knorr pastes in a jar for making fajitas, but they are proving quite hard to get a hold of, so this seemed worth a try: it was also free to me, as there was a promotional team giving them away at my local Tesco. You get 30 grams in a flattish packet, and it's apparently "a blend of chilli, garlic, cumin and oregano for making authentic sizzling Mexican fajitas". It's designed for coating chicken, although I used it on Quorn pieces and it worked beautifully well. You add the powder to some cooking oil and then mix in the meat and vegetables of your choice (I used leeks, but it peppers are recommended). Cook this mixture down in a heavy based pan until cooked through - ten minutes or so - and then I had the resulting mixture wrapped in a lovely warm tortilla wrap. The taste: Not as harsh as other fajita mixes, I found this lip-smackingly soft but spicy at the same time, really nice. I could taste much more of what I call 'sweet spices' rather than just searing heat: I am a fan of searing heat that temporarily removes your tastebuds, but this was simply tasty, easy to eat and smelled delicious too. My seven year old, who is a little bit sensitive to anything too spicy, loved it also. The heat rating on the packet is 'medium' but that is totally relative to your own palate. The nutritional information shows that this is quite low in calories and fat, although of course when you add the cooking oil this will change: a good non-stick pan and just a smear of oil and you can keep it low calorie though, brilliant.