The name Carne Asada is often used to describe a social event where family and close friends gather. It is especially popular in northern Mexico, where it is considered a staple food and is the most common dish served at parties, celebrations and other events.
  • 2 pounds skirt steak trimmed of excess fat
  • Carne Asada Marinade
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and minced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • juice of 1 orange
  • juice of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • In a large glass baking dish whisk together Cane Asada marinade ingredients until combined, jalapeño through black pepper. Add skirt steak in a single layer, turning to coat with marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, but no longer than 8 hours (longer will begin to break down the meat).
  • Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high.
  • Grill steaks for 7 to 10 minutes per side, turning once for medium-rare.
  • Remove steaks and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Slice thinly across the grain and serve.
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