Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mexican Party [Tom & June]

                                                            CARNE ASADA TACOS

             Cinco de mayo is appoaching quickly. Here are 3 recipes to make your party fun.

4 Cloves Garlic – minced
1 Jalapeno (or Serrano) chili pepper – seeded and minced
1 tsp Ground Cumin (fresh or dried)
1 large handful Fresh Cilantro, leaves & stems, finely chopped
Kosher salt & pepper
2 Limes, juiced
2 Tbsp White Vinegar
½ tsp Sugar
½ cup Olive oil 

Other Ingredients
2 Lbs Flank or Skirt Steak
8 Flour Tortillas
See Pico de gallo recipe below 


Put steak in baking dish or large baggie. Combine marinade ingredients and pour over steak. Refrigerate 1-4 hours.  (It is even better if it marinates a day or two!!)

Preheat grill to medium heat. Grill steak until desired doneness. Remove to cutting board & let rest for 5 minutes.  Cut steak into small bite-size pieces.

Serve on warm flour (or corn if you prefer) tortillas. Easiest to warm is to microwave – can do several at a time - cover with a damp paper towel & microwave for 30 seconds.  Fill tortilla with carne asada.  Add your choice of toppings – pico de gallo, cilantro, salsa, cheese, jalapenos, avocado.

Pico de gallo – equal parts of chopped onion, cilantro, tomato.  Add Serrano or Jalapeno if desired.

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