Words by Margie Cooney of The Denizen
The Denizen in the Kitchen with F&P series has seen us serve up an array of mouth-watering meals from zuchinni and goat’s cheese tart to , right here in our offices. The feasting continues with Denizen’s Senior Graphic Designer, Fran, taking to our Fisher & Paykel-appointed kitchen to create what could only be described as a bona fide fiesta.
Deciding to serve up a spread of Mexican-style dishes including assemble-your-own chicken fajitas, vegetarian quesadillas and corn chips with salsa and guacamole, Fran lined up a smorgasbord of delicious add-ins so that each of us could create something to our specific tastes.
Using the Fisher & Paykel Induction Cooktop to make the chicken fajitas and serving all the components separately with helpings of salad, cheese, beans, garnishes and sauces on the side, Fran’s final touch really made the whole thing feel like a party — providing a colourful line up of sombreros that we all had to put on before tucking in.
The beauty of this kind of lunch is the way that it can be customised through a variety of ingredients and fillings, perfect for a large group with a number of different preferences. Here we outline how we decided to do it, but our advice to those wanting to put on their own Mexican fiesta at home? Get creative.