Carne Asada

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Authentic Mexican Carne Asada - Grilled steak, arrachera, or skirt, which has been marinated with lime and garlic and then quickly cooked over high heat Source:

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  • add   2 pounds skirt steak
  • add   10 limes
  • add   4 garlic cloves
  • add   1 tsp salt
  • add   1 large bunch of spring onions (8 to 12)
  • add   16 corn or flour tortillas


  2. Start with a small bowl
  3. Mince the garlic and add to the bowl
  4. Squeeze the juice from 8 limes into the bowl
  5. Add the salt and mix with a fork
  7. Trim the meat of any excess silver membrane
  8. Place the skirt steak in a tray and pour half the marinade over it
  9. Flip the skirt and pour the other half of the marinade over it
  10. Let the meat marinade for 2 hours in the refrigerator
  11. Bring the meat to room temperature before grilling
  12. Once the meat is marinated, start the charcoal
  13. When the coals are at their hottest grill the meat for about 7 or 8 minutes on each side
  14. Rest the meat for a few minutes before serving