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Satisfying Florida mushroom fajitas. A humble recipe for Lent, Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday. This is a simple dish prepared with Florida grown produce. Such as mushrooms and sweet peppers. As well as jalapeños and onions from my own garden.
Florida mushrooms I didn’t know are planted and harvested in a town located less than an hour from my own home here in Central Florida. They come from Zellwood, under the Monterey label. And from other farms located in Apopka and South Florida too. Florida mushrooms are available in different varieties, including conventional and organic offerings.
Year round you will find white and brown mushrooms. Like portabellas and baby bellas. And seasonally the specialty mushroom varieties. Like Shiitake, King Trumpet, Enoki, Beech and Maitake. I have been purchasing this mushrooms for the longest time and I didn’t figured out those came from my very own state.
Mushrooms have nutritional value as they contain vitamin D which helps our body to absorb calcium. This is very important for us women to have strong bones. So if you do not get enough sunlight to help your own body generate vitamin D naturally make sure to add mushrooms into your diet. Are delicious, easy to cook and economic.
Mushrooms unlike any other produce do not have seeds. They grow from microscopic spores called fungi. I have learned that a mature mushroom will drop as many as 16 billion spores. Those are used to inoculate grains or seeds to produce a product called spawn (equivalent of a mushroom “seed”). And that is the begining of the mushroom lifecycle. Fascinating, isn’t it? Now I want to create my own mushroom farm at home. Buying a mushroom farm kit in a box to learn the process. I love gardening so growing mushrooms I think will be something I could get passionate about.
I hope one day I get invited to visit a mushroom farm. I think that would be an incredible experience. But in the meantime I want to show you how I made this Florida mushroom fajitas. Super easy and ready in few minutes. You can enjoy them in tacos, add as a garnish to pasta, meats, chicken or fish. Or serve as a side dish instead of a starchy item like rice or potatoes.
Are you ready to try this amazing Florida mushroom fajitas?
Watch the step by step recipe video on how to make the Florida mushroom fajitas!
Florida Mushroom Fajitas
- 1 pound brown mushrooms
- 3 jalapeños julienned and with no seeds and veine
- 8 sweet peppers julienned and with no seeds
- 1 white onion sliced
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
- oil spray
- Clean the mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Slice in halves and place in a mixing bowl.
- Spray them with oil spray and season with the spices and the chicken bouillon. Grill stove top with the peppers and the onion until getting a good grilling color.
- Serve with corn tortillas and garnish with avocado slices, queso fresco and red salsa.