Carne Asada
Authentic Mexcian Recipe

This simple grilled steak forms the basis of many Mexican delicacies. Let the steak star as a main course alongside rice and vegetables, serve it for breakfast with eggs or chop it up for tacos and tostadas. Don’t forget the final spritz of lime—it makes all the difference!


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2 pounds bistek or skirt steak, sliced thin*
~ salt
~ limes, quartered
*Ask for “bistek” at your local Hispanic market, or have your butcher specially slice a skirt steak for you, extra thin.
  1. Sprinkle salt on both sides of the meat. Set aside.
  2. Heat a grill or dry, heavy-bottomed skillet over a medium-high flame and lightly brown the steak for 45–50 seconds on one side. Adjust the heat as needed to prevent burning.
  3. Flip the steak and cook for approximately 30–60 seconds on the second side.
  4. Squeeze lime juice over the meat and serve promptly.
Preparation Time: 
Several minutes.
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