Carne Asada simply stands for grilled meat. It’s a typical Nicaraguan dish that is simple, flavorful and hearty. Every Sunday, my mother prepares carne asada with rice, vegetables, tortilla and soup. The family custom is now crystalized.
The simplicity of this recipe amazes me. We begin with lean cuts of beef. All the seasoning you need is pictured here. Salt, pepper, onion, scallions, green peppers and lime. That’s it!
Mix all ingredients, drizzle extra virgin olive oil over it and marinade overnight.
Now, Husband and I grill meat anywhere between medium rare to medium. My mother’s family (like many Latino families) like to cook steak well done. I have tried explaining steak etiquette to them but this is an area where we agree to disagree. The carne asada is still delicious!
I tried being a vegetarian once while I was in college. I failed. A life without carne asada is not one I want to live 🙂