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Carne asada is an inexpensive, delicious Latin American steak dish, featuring marinated, grilled skirt steak that is served in thin slices.
- 1 pound skirt steak
- ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 limes, juiced
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons, chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon Maggi seasoning sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ¼ 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.
Nutritional information per 4 ounces:
316 calories; 18 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 8 g transfat; 8 g monounsaturated fat; 104 mg cholesterol; 237 mg sodium; 6 g total carbohydrate; 0 g dietary fiber; 4 g total sugars; 34 g protein.
These recipes are created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.