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Carne Asada Tacos

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Is it really Cinco de Mayo again?! I know, time flies when you’re having fun and let’s be fair, Mexicans know how to have fun and party better than a lot of us, it all begins with the way Spanish sounds being uttered. It sounds as if it’s ready to party from the minute they get up in the morning.

Currently surrounded by more snow than I ever thought humanly possible in Iceland, it seems I couldn’t be further from Mexico, but during our brief visit in Reykjavik we stumbled into a taco and tequila bar and they were the best I’ve had since my last visit to America, needless to say the chef is American and he knew how to make some mean tacos. If you’ve never had tacos than here is a good place to start, I’ve yet to meet someone who dislikes them. If so, how do you like to serve them in your house?

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Tacos are the ultimate food to please a crowd when you can fill them with chicken, beans or these citrus marinated slices of steak. People can top with homemade salsa, guacamole, grated cheese and sour cream and go fill their hungry bellies with a mixture of fresh and filling goods.

This rustic dish is great to get started a day or two before the meal to get the meat really marinated, but this also tastes (and smells) great if only marinated for a few hours.

Enjoy Cinco de Mayo and I’d love to hear your favorite taco filling in the comments below.

Carne Asada Tacos
Adapted from Cooking Mexican Recipes
Serves 4

Ingredients:
Carne Asada Marinade
2 pounds/1 kg steak
2/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
Salt and Pepper
Tacos
16 corn tortillas
Salsa
Optional
Guacamole

Directions:
Place the juices, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper into a bowl and combine.

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Place the steak into a shallow bowl and pour the marinade over the top, you want it to cover the steak completely.

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Marinate for at least an hour, but the longer you leave it the more tender the meat will become so if you can allow to marinate for at least a day this will taste that much better.

Place a little oil in a frying pan and place on medium high heat and add the steaks to the pan, cooking to your preference, these taste best medium rare.

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Slice thinly and serve on top of the warmed tortillas.

Spoon some salsa on top and serve immediately.

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Carne Asada Tacos

Serving Size: 4

Carne Asada Tacos

Ingredients

    Carne Asada Marinade
  • 2 pounds/1 kg steak
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • Optional
  • Guacamole

Instructions

  • Place the juices, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper into a bowl and combine.
  • Place the steak into a shallow bowl and pour the marinade over the top, you want it to cover the steak completely.
  • Marinate for at least an hour, but the longer you leave it the more tender the meat will become so if you can allow to marinate for at least a day this will taste that much better.
  • Place a little oil in a frying pan and place on medium high heat and add the steaks to the pan, cooking to your preference, these taste best medium rare.
  • Slice thinly and serve on top of the warmed tortillas.
  • Spoon some salsa on top and serve immediately.
  • Notes

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    • April 4, 2016 - 16:20

      Jackie J. - These look absolutely delicious. We hired a taco man catering company for our wedding and they served carne asada tacos and el pastor.

      Now my hubby wants me to cook tacos all the time. 🙂 I’ll try this recipe for him.

      I absolutely love your blog, you have the best pictures I’ve seen.

      Cheers!ReplyCancel

      • April 5, 2016 - 04:34

        Sylvie - Jackie, thanks so much for stopping by. These are kind of addictive and if you have a large enough piece of steak, you can marinade one for one day and another for two days in the juice because this is the kind of dinner you’ll want again. I’d love to hear how yours turn out and thanks for the kind words regarding my photos.
        Have a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

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