Sunday, June 17, 2012

Carne Asada Tacos

A popular filling for tacos or burritos is Carne Asada which simply translates to grilled steak and for tonight that's what I cooked, one real nice New York strip steak that thick and well marbled. For the steak I made a marinade using dry Pasilla chillies, charred tomato, onion and garlic that was blended and allowed to soak in the meat for a few hours. Next on the list was to cook it on my stove top grill pan, using high heat with the vent fan set on high to capture all the smoke coming from the pan. The meat achieved a nice char on the outside while locking in all the flavorful juices, (remember to always let the cooked meat rest before cutting) With the meat cooking I made a chunky guacamole using mashed avocado, diced onion, jalapeno, lime juice and plenty of chopped cilantro. It is very common in Mexico to make tacos using two small tortillas stacked together and then filled with the meat and garnish. One strip steak made about ten of these little flavor packed tacos, a good snack for a few people or dinner for two with the addition of beans and rice. Don't forget the ice cold beer!

Perfect Cooked New York Strip Steak

Carne Asada Taco with Guacamole and Pasilla Chili Sauce

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