Carne asada

Dietician's Tip

Maggi seasoning sauce is a dark, vegetable-based sauce similar to soy sauce. It's often used in soups and sauces.


  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons, chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon Maggi seasoning sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Clean and trim the excess fat and tissue from steak. The steak may need to be cut down to a size that will lay flat on the grill or cast-iron skillet.

In a glass or plastic bowl, combine the soy sauce, oil, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, Maggi seasoning and sugar. Place the clean steak in the marinade and let marinate 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Remove meat from the refrigerator and let sit out at room temperature for 20 minutes. Heat a grill or cast-iron skillet to high. Place the meat on the hot grill or skillet. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes a side. Place the meat on a cutting board and let rest.

Cut the steak into 2-inch thick pieces, then turn and cut against the grain. Sprinkle meat with salt and serve.

Serving Information

Serves 4

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 316
Total carbohydrate: 6 g
Cholesterol: 104 mg
Dietary fiber: 0 g
Monounsaturated fat: 8 g
Protein: 34 g
Saturated fat: 6 g
Serving size: 4 ounces
Sodium: 237 mg
Total fat: 18 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Meats, poultry and fish: 4

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Meat and meat substitutes: 4

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Protein and dairy: 2

Last Updated May 14, 2016

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