I made this with chicken breasts that I had cut into 1-inch chunks and marinated all day. Then with my very hot cast iron frying pan, I cooked until the chicken was just done. I served this as make your own burritos, and it was fantastic. Thanks for a great recipe Charmie!
This was a home run! I did lighten up on the cumin and chili powder but this was one of the better carne asada marinades I've tried thus far
Man oh man, this was delicious! It will be my go to marinade from now on when making Mexican cuisine. I marinated 2 strip steaks, cooked in the Sous Vide, finished off on the girl. Sliced them thin, served in flour tortillas with cilantro, onions and avocado and other taco trimmings. We loved it and so did our teens! Thanks for sharing & posting Charmie!
I made this per the recipe. Only added an additional lime. Marinated 3.5 lbs of flank steak for 4 hours. The flavors were wonderful. Next time I will marinate it over night, as I will enjoy a deeper flavor from the marinade. The cumin and chile powder were wonderful and not at all overpowering. The entire family scarfed up this meal!
Don't put citric acid in a ziplock bag and expect not to be consuming dissolved plastic. Ever heard of a non-reactive surface? Recipes like this are unnecessarily adding to future health care taxes.
Best Carne Asada marinade EVER. No modifications, perfect !!!
All I could really taste was the cumin. Think ill use a teaspoon of the stuff if I make this again.
This is a really tasty carne asada marinade. I used half for a flank steak, which I marinated for 12 hours, and half for 3 chicken breasts, which I marinated for 6 hours. Both were very nice, though DH and I both preferred the steak. Unfortunately, it started raining as I walked out to light the charcoal grill (go figure!) and so I had to grill them on the indoor grill pan, so I am really looking forward to trying again with a proper grill! I also tossed the peppers and onions from the marinade in a roasting pan and caramelized them in the oven at 450* for about 15 minutes, stirring halfway through. Served the thin slices over Honey Chipotle Mexican Rice Honey Chipotle Mexican Rice with Roasted Corn Salsa Roasted Corn Salsa. This combination elicited many ooohhhs and aaahhhs from DH, so it's a winner in my book! Thanks for a lovely recipe Charmie! -Kari
This is a good recipe. I usually buy my carne asada from the local carniceria and this doesnt replace that by any means but when I can find flap meat on sale for 2.99/lb this will do. I have to say it seems like it is missing something that I just cant figure out. The flavors were really good but maybe missing a brightness, if that makes any sense. I have heard that a lot of the mexican meat markets use sunny delight in their marinade so maybe the next time I will try that in place of the citrus. Thank you for sharing this recipe we enjoyed it!
This was very good! I used mexican oregano, and cut the recipe in half, as I was only serving three. I let the meat sit in the marinade for about 8 hours, and it had really good flavor. We also cooked the onion slices, and added them to the final dish. This will be my go-to recipe for fajitas from now on! The only thing I would change is to add a little more lime juice, as I really love the flavor it brings. Made for ZWT5 by one of the Cooks with Dirty Faces.