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Carne Asada

carne asada
carne asada
photo by wendy monro

Learning about the customs, family relationships, and business practices of different societies is interesting; but, learning about the food they eat is fascinating. Japanese food is so clean and it doesn't get any fresher than sushi. Greek food is flavorful and full of delicious seasonings and sauces. Indian food is rich and spicy and garlicky.

Whether you are living in a small tribe in West Africa, or in the South of France, food is something that brings people together. No one plans a social gathering without it in any part of the world. Parties and get-togethers revolve around food. In Hawaii, they have the luau and in the Midwest we grill out. In Baja California, they have a Carne Asada. Carne Asada is the equivalent of a Midwest grill out. 

Carne Asada as most of us know it is the dish itself. You may order it as a meal served with beans and rice or in a taco or in a burrito. Usually it is still marinated in lime, seasonings, garlic and cilantro. Always, it is delicious. This recipe is served with Spanish rice, pinto beans and a salad. 

Why not invite everyone over this weekend to your house for a Carne Asada? You can find some delicious skirt steak at a reasonable price at Smiths grocery store. Click on the link for the store locator or call: 702-240-2260.

Carne Asada:

2 lb skirt steak

2 cloves garlic, chopped finely

C. olive oil

tsp salt

tsp pepper

C. cilantro, chopped finely

tsp. chili powder

Juice from three limes

In a bowl, combine the olive oil, salt, pepper, cilantro, chili powder and lime juice. Mix well. Lay the skirt steak in the marinade and completely cover the steak. Place this in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook it. Heat a skillet or grill to medium hot. Cook the steak for about three or four minutes on each side. Serve with Spanish rice, pinto beans and a salad.



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