Carne Asada

If you're looking for an authentic Carne Asada recipe - this is it! Grilled Carne Asada tastes better and looks more beautiful than it has a right to, if you judge a meal by the amount of effort it takes. And it's a sensory pleasure before it even touches the grill! As you squeeze fresh orange, lime and lemon juices for the marinade, then whisk in cilantro, garlic and jalapeño, the aroma that floats up to your nose is nothing short of heavenly.

prep time

15 min.

cook time

15 min.




6 servings


step 1

In a large glass baking dish whisk together Carne Asada marinade ingredients (jalapeño through black pepper) until combined. Add skirt steak in a single layer, turning to coat with marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, but no longer than 8 hours (longer will begin to break down the meat)

step 2

When you're ready to grill: preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Grill steaks for 7 to 10 minutes per side, turning once for medium-rare. Remove steaks and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

step 3

Slice thinly across the grain and serve.


2 pounds skirt steak trimmed of excess fat

1 jalapeño seeded and minced

4 cloves garlic minced

½ cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped

juice of 1 orange

juice of 1 lime

juice of 1 lemon

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

⅓ cup olive oil

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Hand Blender

Large Heavy Pot With Lid

Measuring Spoons

Measuring Cups