Saturday, June 27, 2009

Carne asada

Had a nice little BBQ of carne asada last night. Have you had Mexican style carne asada before? It's marinated (typically) flank or skirt steak, fired up on the grill until a little smoky and charred. People usually chop it up for tacos, or eat it with rice and beans.

Sometimes I'll grill up some veggies and make an awesome veggie mix to eat with it. Other times I will just make a fresh green salad. Last night I made a spinach salad with some avocado chunks to go alongside my meat. Over the top of everything goes any delicious salsa that you prefer.

It goes great with a nice glass of Pinot Noir from the Santa Barbara area. :)

I'd give you this salsa recipe, but I have been sworn to secrecy. Sorry!!


  1. yummy,

    what did you marinate the steak in/with.?

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Hi Marc - This time I went the easy route and purchased it already marinated. I know, lazy! :)
    But when I do marinate it I use citrus juice (lemon or lime, orange), olive oil, garlic, onion, salt, cumin, chile powder or chile paste, and fresh oregano and cilantro. It's kind of the "kitchen sink" method...whatever I have on hand.
    Usually I marinate for at least 3 hours or so.

  3. Cool. I was curious because I use garlic, onion tamari, lemon juice and I let it sit for at least a day. I love it.
    Where in CA do you live Yummy?
    And do I have to keep calling you yummy? ;-)