Monday, May 25, 2009

Grilled Carne Asada

GOOOOOOD Mexican food has been hard to come by, since we left SoCal! I've taken to MAKING MY OWN!!!

This Memorial Day, we're having Grilled Carne Asada with Pico de Gallo and the rest of the good stuff!!

Carne Asada

1. If you can't find skirt steak, find a nice roast with almost NO fat. Stand it on its side and slice WITH the grain. You should have quite a few flat steaks with long lines running through it. (It's easier to cut when partially frozen, but your fingers will pay for that later!!!)
2. Add meat in glass bowl with minced garlic and onion, S&P, and lots of cilantro. Pour Squirt soda over the top. Stir every hour or so.
3. Remove pieces of meat and grill to desired doneness. Serve with tortillas, pico de gallo, sour cream, etc....

And here's my Pico de Gallo!!!

1. Dice 4-6 Roma tomatoes, 1 onion, 2 jalapenos, and 1 bunch cilantro.
2. Stir with S&P and drizzle with 1 lime, juice. Don't forget to zest the lime! There's SO much flavor there!
3. Cover or use ASAP. This stuff doesn't keep well in the fridge.

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