Carne-Asada is the Mexican grilling of skirt steak. It is one of the main ingredients of tacos.
When you order tacos in a Mexican restaurant you ask for these tacos. They are the least spicy of the meats that are used in tacos and burritos.
The tacos are served with salsa-and sliced lime
and sprinkled with cilantro. You take the lime and
squeeze the juice on the meat. I learned about the
pleasures of tacos around 20 years ago in Arizona.
Skirt steak is a tough cut of meat but it is very tasty. It is also relatively inexpensive compared to other cuts of meat.
It is one of my favorite foods. I learned about this grilled
meat from one of my girlfriends back in the 90's when I moved to Arizona.
The secret was out you see I went down to Mexico with her and we were eating tacos from a stand and they were just great with the hot sauce even greater.
People would stare at me putting hot sauce on my tacos
you see I was the only gringo at the taco stand in the
square and I was putting habenero sauce the worlds deadliest popular
pepper on my taco.
Well back then I was immune to habeneros.
How dangerous is a habenero pepper? You are
cautioned to not rub your eyes or touch sensitive
areas of your body until you wash your hands after
handling the habenero.
Its oils get on your hands
and if you touch your eyes it will be try painful.
think of of pepper spray !
One of my essential bbq foods-carne asada taco
this carne-asada is sitting on a flour taco waiting
for you to pour some hot sauce on it,some lime juice
and fresh cilantro.
Like me you will eat 4 of these and drink a glass of horchata.
ingredients for Carne Asada
you are going to get skirt steaks at the grocer
-2 pounds its a cheap tough cut of steak that
is very favorable. I get it alot of times at
Walmarts in a really big family pack here in Arizona.
Lucky for us people want T bones and Rib eye but
with a little cooking and marinade the skirt steak
You'll need vegetable oil,2 tablespoons red chili powder
, two tablespoons of garlic powder,one tablespoon onion power,one tablespoon cumin,2 limes for lime juice-use 3 tablespoons of lime juice
Mix spices and lime juice together in plastic bowel
and cover steaks with mixture or place it in a large
zip lock bag in the refrigerator. Marinade steaks in
bowel overnight if you have to cook today let it sit
for at least 4 hours in mixture. Here's a good place for Mexican food supplies.
MexGrocer.com - Online grocery shopping store for Authentic Mexican food, cooking recipes and culture.
Fire up the charcoal grill. Place the skirt-steak on the grill and cook each side for approximately 4 minutes to 5 minutes a side. Check the internal temperature with an instant thermometer. Well done should be over 145°F
Remove the skirt steaks from the grill let them cool down and then with the sharp knife cut the meat into small pieces...
Serve the Carne-asada with salsa and flour burritos.
And now you are ready to enjoy- don't forget the hot sauce man this is making me hungry its 5 am I think Im going to grill me a sausage....
Take your flour tortillas filled them with skirt steak and cover with salsa. Take your cut limes and sprinkle the juice over the meat. Maybe add some cilantro! Add some chopped sweet onions!
And that's so simple isn't it and it's so delicious. I like flour tortillas better then corn ones it just tastes better to me and its moist. I like moist foods some people like dry stuff but moist tacos like moist barbecue from the smoker is the best.
So if you never had a carne asada taco its time you did. You will say this is great why was I eating that dried out bread?
two good carne asada seasonings you can use if you dont have the time
If you don't have the time to make the seasoning here
are two good mixtures that I have tried from amazon
that work well.
If there is no Mexican grocery nearby
or you want the conveinience of shopping online try these
two Carne-Asada seasonings.
I save money these days by buying many things from amazon
and not having to waste my time shopping or money
on gasoline getting there.
Sometimes the price may look
higher here but when you look at your time standing in
line and money wasted on travel its actually cheaper
especially if you buy everything you need here once
or twice a month.
Skirt-steak and salsa never tasted so good with burritos!