Sunday 26 August 2012

Schwartz Perfect Shake Fajita Review

I was recently sent three different varieties of Schwartz Perfect Shake's seasonings, Jamaican Jerk, Fajita and Thai 7 Spice.

A jar of Schwartz Perfect Shake's Fajita seasoning.

On Friday, I used the Fajita one to make some Fajita wraps and nachos. Now if I'm totally honest, I normally just buy a packet and whack it in the wok, as you would never see me looking at seasoning or spice jars. I've never used them until I was sent these 3 to review. I've never used spice jar's as I can be quite lazy, pre-made sauces are so much easier and let's not forget so much quicker and I honestly thought a lot of effort would be needed to cook with spices/seasonings, I was SO wrong!

Jars of Schwartz Perfect Shake's seasonings in Jamaican Jerk, Fajita and Thai 7 spice.

Along with the Fajita Perfect Shake I was sent to review, I purchased chicken breast, onions, peppers, wraps and tortilla chips.

''Perfect Shake Fajita Special Blend is a popular Mexican-style seasoning of onion, garlic and spices with a hint of chilli and lemon. It is ideal to sprinkle over pan-fried chicken, prawns or meat which are then used as a filling for flour tortillas or tacos''.

I actually done this a bit different from how your advised to use it, the guide states to sprinkle the spice over cooked chicken, onion and peppers towards the end of cooking, but me being me, added it to just the chicken once I knew the chicken was nearly cooked and then I added the onion and peppers after, but it still tasted delicious.

As you can see from the photo below, I added a lot more than the recommended one tablespoon amount but this is only a recommendation you can add as little or as much as you want, but be careful not to blow your mouth off.

It was sizzling away in the pan and was cooking beautifully.

I then added the pepper's and onion's ready for the contents in the pan to be added to our wraps and nachos.

My secret for the nachos is I buy the plain tortilla chips from Asda for 48p the smart price packet and then separate a 3rd of the pan's contents into a bowl add cheese and then lay the tortilla chips around the edge of the bowl.

The finishing result was beautiful, both the wraps and nacho's, for Spud I separated a few tablespoons into a bowl and added some BBQ sauce to tame the spice down a little bit, it worked really well. I added some cheese and made our wraps.

Unfortunately, due to me being in the kitchen cooking and watching this beautiful food progress more and more, I forgot to take a picture of our wraps and nacho's once I had prepared them.

Normally we have a bit left in the pan but today was different, I don't know if its because I kept picking whilst cooking or if it was because both myself and Spud had seconds!

Next time I will stick to the guide a little bit more as I did find it was a little too spicy but that was due to me adding too much.

Don't forget to keep an eye out for upcoming reviews on the Thai 7 Spice and Jamaican Jerk too! Actually, I may just have to do one of them tonight!

This product is available to buy from all major supermarket brands and also from the official Schwartz website for £1.82, prices range from £1.75-£1.82.

Until next time,
Jada x

Disclosure - I was sent this product on the basis to review it, I have not received payment for this review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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