I was set a challenge by Sainsbury’s to create a special dish, something I’ve never made before, using three ingredients of their choice and anything else I liked…
Not being the world’s most accomplished chef I found this a tricky prospect but at the same time was very keen to give it my best shot. So here goes, here’s what I made!
I absolutely love Mexican food but have never made it without using a packet containing all but the fresh ingredients. I wanted to make a cross between fajitas and burritos – So really, they’re Barjitas or Farritos! Baked in the oven like a burrito but without rice inside and I wanted to serve something unusual with them so instead of rice or fried potatoes I opted for polenta chips; these are VERY yummy and to my astonishment, surprisingly easy to do!
As instructed by Sainsbury’s:
By Sainsbury’s Ready To Roast Mediterranean Vegetables 800g
By Sainsbury’s Chopped Tomatoes Carton (x2)
By Sainsbury’s Wine – I chose Orvieto as the label says it goes well with spicy food!
The other ingredients I picked up from Sainsbury’s are:
650g British Chicken Breasts (Only £5, BARGAIN!)
A third of a jar of Fajita Paste
8 Soft Flour Tortillas
A handful of Extra Mature Cheddar Cheese
100g of Polenta
1 Chicken Stock Cube
2 big handfuls of Parmesan Cheese
A handful of Fresh Thyme
A Drizzle Of Olive Oil
Make some stock by adding the cube to 500ml of boiling water.
Put the polenta in a pan and add the stock little by little whisking all the time to avoid lumps. Place over a medium heat and bring to the boil still while whisking. The mixture will thicken very quickly but keep stirring for a few minutes before removing from the heat and adding one handful of grated parmesan cheese.
Lay onto a tray and smooth out to about 1.5cm thick and leave to cool.
Next bake the vegetables in the oven while boiling the carton of tomatoes, fajita paste and half a glass of the wine on the stove.
When the tomato mixture is boiling add the chicken breasts (cut into strips) so that they will poach in the mixture and when the vegetables are ready add them into the pan before reducing.
Lay out the tortillas and dish out the chicken and vegetable with tomatoes mixture evenly between them. Roll them up and place them side by side in a pan before covering with the grated cheddar cheese.
Cut the polenta into the size chips you would like, lay them on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and roughly chopped thyme before baking both the burritos and chips for half an hour!
Before serving sprinkle the chips with the other handful of parmesan cheese and voila!
Home made burritos (Barjitas or Farritos) with polenta chips!
I was sent vouchers from Sainsbury’s to take part in the challenge set to me and buy the ingredients used in this recipe in order to do so.