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Carne Asada

CARNE ASADA

MAJOR KEY: Don't marinate the steak for more than 8 hours though, or the fibers break down too much and the meat gets mushy. Mojo recipe makes about 1 1/4 cup.

 

INGREDIENTS

2 pounds flank or skirt steak, trimmed of excess fat

1 recipe Mojo, recipe follows

Olive oil, for coating the grill or cast iron

Tastic spice

16 (7-inch) corn tortillas

Shredded romaine or iceberg lettuce, for serving

Chopped white onion, for serving

Shredded Jack cheese, for serving

1/2 cup Pico de Gallo

2 limes, cut in wedges for serving

MOJO:

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 jalapeno, minced

1 large handful fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped

1 tbsp Tastic spice*

2 limes, juiced

1 lemon, juiced

1 pink grapefruit, juiced

1 orange, juiced

2 tbsps white vinegar

2 tbsps apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup olive oil

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a mortar and pestle or bowl, mash together the garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, salt, and pepper to make a paste. Put the paste in a glass jar or plastic container. Add the lime juice, grapefruit juice, orange juice, vinegar, and oil. Shake it up really well to combine. Use as a marinade for chicken or beef or as a table condiment.
  2. Lay the flank steak in a large baking dish and pour the mojo over it. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 8 hours, so the flavors can sink into the meat. 
  3. Preheat an cast iron skillet or a outdoor grill over medium-high flame. Brush the grates with a little oil to prevent the meat from sticking or pour a tablespoon of oil in cast iron. Pull the steak out of the mojo marinade and season the steak on both sides with Tastic spice. Grill (or broil) the steak for 7 to 10 minutes per side, turning once, until medium-rare. Remove the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes to allow the juices to settle. Thinly slice the steak across the grain on a diagonal.
  4. Warm the tortillas for 30 seconds on each side in a dry skillet or on the grill, until toasty and pliable.
  5. To make the tacos, stack up 2 of the warm tortillas, lay about 4 ounces of beef down the center, and sprinkle with some lettuce, onion, and cheese. Top each taco with a spoonful of the Pico de Gallo salsa and garnish with lime wedges. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

 

Tastic spice is available HERE

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