Monday, May 21, 2012

Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Marinade
  • 2 lbs. skirt steak, or carne asada meat from a carniceria
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 jalapenos, minced
  • 1 large handful cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • kosher salt/ freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 limes, juiced & zested
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  1. Mash together the garlic, jalapenos, cilantro, salt/pepper until they form a paste (or use food processor). Put the paste in a glass jar with the remaining marinade ingredients; shake it together really well. 
  2. Place the beef in a large baking dish, pour the marinade over the top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-8 hours; do not exceed 8 hours (it could make the meat mushy).
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. 
  4. Pour the meat out of the marinade and grill for 7-10 minutes per side, turning once, until medium rare. 
  5. Place the meat on a cutting board and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice it across the grain.
  6. Serve with tortillas, pico, cheese, guacamole, extra lime, cabbage/lettuce, whatever you like on your tacos!


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