Monday, July 20, 2009

Carne Asada Tacos

You wanted an entree? You got it! Let's start with a favorite dish of ours from our local Mexican restaurant. Think Carne Asada is hard to make? Think again! This is one of my brothers (K-ninja) favorite recipe that my K makes! Here's a recipe for Carne Asada made easy!!

Recipe (taken from Food Network- Tyler Florence):

2 pounds flank or skirt steak, trimmed of excess fat
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 large handful fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 limes, juiced
1 orange, juiced
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil

In a blender mince the garlic, jalapeno and cilantro into a paste. You can add more or less jalapeno depending on the amount of heat you want.

Squeeze the orange and limes into the the blender.

Add the vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Blend until it is well mixed.

Cut off any extra fat, and then pound the meat with a tenderizer.

Place the meat in a baking dish, pour the marinade on top, cover with platic wrap and refrigerate 1-8 hours.
Pico de Gallo Recipe:

4 vine-ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, minced
1 handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lime, juiced

Chop tomatoes, onion, garlic and jalepeno and place into a bowl.

Add, chopped cilantro, lime juice and salt. Mix well, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Guacamole Recipe:

2 ripe avocados
1-2 TBS pico de gallo
1 lime, juiced

Cut avocado and place in a blender.

Add a dash of salt and the pico de gallo.

Blend until smooth. Use the avocado seed to keep the guacamole from turning brown while it is in the refrigerator.

Here's the final product. Creamy, fresh, and delicious.

Now back to the meat! Heat your grill, spray with a little Pam to keep it from sticking, and then place the meat on the hot grill.

Once the meat is cooked and browned, remove from the grill and let it sit on a cutting board for a few minutes.
After letting the meat rest cut it into strips and then into chunks.

Heat some tortillas then put it all together and enjoy! We used La Tortilla Factory- Yellow Corn Tortillas. They have the soft and flexible texture of a flour tortilla with the delicious-richness of a corn tortilla.

These tacos are fast and easy, and a huge crowd pleaser! You can add cheese, chopped lettuce and sour cream if you would like. Buen provecho!!!


Michelle said...

I'm so glad you posted something about your blog on facebook... I love it! The carne asada looks divine... I have rarely seen such beautiful pictures of food with such thorough instructions. I am going to start checking your blog out on a regular basis for recipes.
Feel free to check mine out too... blogging is definately my favorite way to keep in touch with people these days. (Mostly because it just takes too long to waddle anywhere!) Take care! :)

Ellsworth Family said...

That looks soooo delicious!!! I need to get the bullet, so that I can make this!

Bekah and Kyle said...

No worries- if you don't have a bullet don't sweat it. The recipe actually calls for a blender or food processor so you should be just find using either of those! :-)

Anonymous said...

This looks amazing!!! I love your blog!! I didn't know how to make carne asada, I'm definately going to try this! My husband will be so happy :)

Heather Weir said...

Hey do you guys take requests. How about a good homemade tortilla recipe!