Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Carne Asada

E and i just had an awesome steak! this was an incredibly flavorful carne asada marinated skirt steak. i marinated it overnight in a lime, cilantro, garlic mixture that gave so much flavor to the skirt steak. every bite was bursting with lime-garlic flavor.

as a side, i served sauteed green beans (with just some olive oil, salt, and pepper) and leftover risotto. let me tell you, this meal was darn near perfect.

sorry for the short posts but its been busy around here. i will be cooking and baking tomorrow. i'll keep you posted about what i will be making for thanksgiving dinner. K, E's sister, has quite the menu planned.

i wish safe travels to all those who will be traveling tomorrow, the busiest travel day of the year! stay safe, be thankful, and enjoy your time with your loved ones:)

Carne Asada Marinade (adapted from simplyrecipes.com)

5 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeƱo pepper, seeded and minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin seed
1 large handful fresh cilantro, leaves and stems, finely chopped (great flavor in the stems)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 limes, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil

stir together and combine with meat (i recommend skirt steak) in a ziploc bag. let marinate at least 4 hours (best overnight). remove from marinade and grill on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes a side. let stand, covered, for at least 5 minutes so the meat retains all its juices. slice and enjoy!

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