Tacos Al Carbon with Avocado Salsa

"In the southwest and Mexico, there are little stands serving tasty meat, wrapped in a corn tortilla and topped with salsa. The Taquerias serve the best Tacos Al Carbon. This is a pretty authentic recipe for these tasty little tacos. It is flank steak marinated with all the flavours of Mexico. The avocado salsa is a great side dish by itself, but is excellant as a filling for the tacos. It does need to marinate for 4-6 hours. Don't forget the cerveza with lime!"
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  • Lightly sprinkle meat with seasoning salt.
  • Cut into 3-4 large pieces.
  • Mix lime and lemon juices, garlic, cilantro, and olive oil.
  • Place meat and marinade in plastic bag or plastic bowl.
  • Marinate 4-6 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Discard marinade.
  • Grill meat over medium heat@ 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Cook steak until desired doneness, the 15 minutes over medium heat creates medium done steak.
  • Cut into strips and serve in corn tortillas.
  • Top with 1-2 Tbl.
  • of Avocado salsa.
  • While meat is cooking chop up ingredients for Avocado salsa, sprinkle with lime juice and seasoning salt.
  • I leave avocado pits in mixture to prevent discoloration.
  • To warm tortillas you may wrap them in foil and place on grill or wrap in paper towels and microwave for 30-45 seconds.
  • Sprinkle with a small amount of water if tortillas are very dry before warming them.

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  1. We made this after eating it at Las Palapas restaurant. This was a pretty good recipe, but I think it needs a little bit more flavor. Maybe it was just us, but we do like a bit more kick to it.
  2. I can only review the meat/marinade as I did not make the avocado salsa - although after tasting the meat I could see how that would make it even better! (or at least some good guac.) The meat was VERY limey/lemoney - almost overpowering. We did add a bit of chili powder to jazz it up a bit. The second day the citrus flavor had mellowed considerably and it was AWESOME!!


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