I have another product review for you. Since we’re all kinda-sorta “foodies” on this blog, with our daily recipes, I figured you’d appreciate knowing when one of us finds a product that we think is really awesome.
Our family is really ‘big’ on tacos and fajitas. They’re easy to make, and relatively healthy, when you use good meat. The only problem is, I have started having problems with a preservative called “autolyzed yeast”. Turns out that autolyzed yeast is some form of Monosodium Glutamate. Ok, it’s not a form of it, but from what I can figure out, it turns into it when you cook it or something. Regardless, when I eat autolyzed yeast, weird things happen to my body.
So I’ve had to find an alternative seasoning, since this stuff seems to appear randomly in the seasoning packets I’ve used. And we use the powdered stuff by McCormick, Ortega, ChiChi’s, even Taco Bell. Ironically, the one that consistently does NOT have it in it? Walmart’s “Great Value” brand.
But then I found Frontera. I was at Target, and saw these packets of liquid seasoning while I was hunting down yet another packet of spices that I could use for tacos. It looked interesting, since it came in liquid form, and there were several different flavors. So I bought one, and we had it that night for dinner. Chicken Fajitas. Oh, my lanta, were they good!!
Not too spicy, but bursting with flavor. And no more difficult to make than the powdered stuff. But oh, SO much better. And they have different flavors for different kinds of meat.
Turns out (I did not know this, Steve did), Frontera is the name of the restaurant owned by Rick Bayliss, the guy who hosts Mexico, One Plate at a Time on PBS. So the guy knows his Mexican Food. And he’s got restaurants, food products… a whole industry built around him.
And he’s hit the nail on the head with these seasonings. I don’t remember the price, but frankly, I don’t much care. This stuff is very tasty, and the flavors are tailored to complement different meats – chicken, pork, beef/steak/ground beef, even fish and shrimp.
If you enjoy Mexican Food, I highly recommend it. I know you can find it at Target Grocery Stores… not sure about others.