Authentic Carne Asada is an easy dinner made by grilling beef after marinating with citrus, soy and spices. A quick grill on high heat give a seared edge for a deep rich flavor --- perfect for entertaining on it's own or in tacos, burritos or over nachos.
It is very important to cut the flank steak accross the grain to guarantee your meat is tender after cooking. After slicing it thin place in the bottom of a large zip lock bag.
In a small bowl add all of the other ingredients and mix well.
Pour liquid marinade over the top of the meat into the bag. Remove all air and seal. Using your hands move the marinade around so all pieces of meat are coated.
Place on top of a plate and place in the refridgerator to marinate for 1-24 hours.
Remove from the marinade and discard the exess liquid.
Preheat grill to high... 400°
Once grill is hot place meat onto grill and cook for 3-4 minutes on the first side (when you see juices from the meat start to rise to the top, flip them over then grill for 3-4 on the other for medium rare. You will see sear marks on the meat, that will impart a nice rich flavor. Be careful to not over cook. The marinade makes the meat brown and it is difficult to tell when the meat is done.
Once ready, remove to a plate to rest for 10 mins then serve as a main course, in tacos, burritos or over nachos.
This recipe is adapted from the book Live Fire BBQ and Beyond. The main change was using flank steak or flap meat instead of a boneless chuck roast.