CARNE ASADA | carne asada fries + carne asada tacos

CARNE ASADA | carne asada fries + carne asada tacos

October 28, 2019 74 By William Morgan


– Hey guys, and welcome back.
If you’ve ever been to Mexico,
odds are you’ve had carne asada,
which is simply marinated
and grilled steak.
What gives Mexican carne
asada its distinctive flavor
is usually, a blend of lime
juice, cilantro, and spices.
Now, I’ve been to Mexico dozens of times,
and having grown up in Southern California
I’ve definitely had my
fair share of carne asada.
Today, I’m gonna show
you how to make tender
and delicious carne asada
that you can eat straight up
or top on salads.
But, because we’re gonna have
lots of carne asada today,
I thought I’d also show you how
to make two very popular recipes of mine,
carne asada fries, and carne asada tacos.
Let’s dive in.
We’ll start with a pound
and a half of flank steak,
though you could also use skirt steak.
Notice the way that the grain goes,
because once our steak is cooked,
we’ll wanna slice against the grain.
For our marinade, we’ll add
one third cup of olive oil,
the juice of three
limes, about a half a cup
of freshly chopped
cilantro, four garlic gloves
that we’ll mince, a teaspoon of cumin,
a half a teaspoon of chili powder,
and some salt and pepper.
Whisk the marinade together
and ensure your steak
is full coated, then cover
the dish and marinate
in the fridge for several hours.
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Now, carne asada is
best on an outdoor grill
but if you use an indoor grill be careful
and try not to shoot out
flames, like I just did.
You’ll cook your carne asada
for about five to seven minutes
each side for medium rare, but
feel free to cook it longer
or to your liking.
Then, let it rest for five
minutes on a cutting board
before you slice into it.
Remember to slice against the grain
for the most tender pieces of steak.
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That’s really how easy it
is to make carne asada.
Alright, so now, let’s make
some carne asada fries.
We’ll start by chopping up
our already cooked carne asada
into bite sized pieces
and then set that aside.
Slice four russet potatoes in half,
then half again, and then into slices
and place those slices on a
parchment lined backing tray.
Then drizzle the fries with avocado oil,
and a sprinkle of paprika,
garlic powder, salt and pepper,
for a little extra spicy flavor.
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Bake the fries for about 30 minutes
in a 450 degree fahrenheit oven
and use a spatula to flip
them halfway through.
Then, once the fries are done,
it’s as simple as piling
them onto a plate,
sprinkling on some good
quality cheddar cheese,
topping them with carne asada
and dolloping a big spoonful
of guacamole and sour cream.
I got an amazing guacamole
recipe on my website,
which I’ll link to down below.
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As you might imagine,
these carne asada fries
are always a hit for
parties or game nights
and they get devoured pretty darn fast.
Another recipe I love to make
with grilled carne asada,
is my carne asada tacos.
Now, I’m using my homemade
cassava flour tortillas
for these tacos, and
I’ve got a separate video
on how to make those, but feel free to use
any type of tortilla.
Slice an avocado in half
and then use a spoon
to just mash it all up,
as it makes it easier
to spread it on the tortilla.
And, because these are street taco style,
we’re definitely not about being fancy.
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Then, add some carne asada to the tacos
and top with a sprinkle of cotija cheese,
some finely diced onion,
and fresh cilantro.
Don’t forget to squeeze some
fresh lime juice on top.
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Alright, so there you have it,
delicious carne asada tacos.
I hope you guys enjoyed all three
of these carne asada recipes today.
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