April 29, 2009

Grilled Carne Asada with Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce

I taught a "Margarita Madness" couples class a couple weeks ago at Kitchen Conservatory, and this was the best recipe of the night. I liked it so much, in fact, that I made it at home last weekend. It's the perfect meal to enjoy with a few beers on a warm evening.

Carne Asada

3 pounds flank steak
juice of 3 limes
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon salt

Sprinkle the salt over both sides of the steak & place in a shallow baking dish. Mix the lime juice & garlic and pour over the steak. Cover and let marinade for 30 minutes. Grill the steak over a hot fire for 6 minutes per side. Let rest 10 minutes, then slice against the grain as thinly as possible.

Serve with flour tortillas, avocado slices, and...

Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce

2 jalapeno peppers, roasted & peeled
1 garlic clove
1 handful cilantro, heavy stems removed
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream

In a blender or food processor, combine everything except the sour cream. Puree until smooth. Add the sour cream and adjust seasoning if needed.


KBO said...

I made something very, very similar the other day for taco night. So yummy and simple.

Ashby said...

Cows never looked or sounded so damn tasty.

ptotheb said...

Do you remove the seeds from the jalapenos?

KELLY said...

Yes, you can cut the peppers in half and take out the seeds. OR, if you want more heat, them them in since you're gonna blend them up anyway.

Andrea Meyers said...

This has some of my favorite flavors, and that sauce sounds fantastic.