When you think of killer Mexican food, carne asada probably pops into your head. The savory flavors of this marinated meat along with that slight char make it an extremely popular dish. Typically prepared with our Browsey Acres Wagyu skirt steak, you can experience the delicious Mexican flavor of carne asada from your own home.
Prepping the Meat
First thing’s first: Make a solid marinade. Carne asada can turn out dry and milder than expected if you don’t marinate it well. We recommend a concoction with lots of lime juice and garlic for maximum flavor. If you have time, let your Wagyu skirt steak marinate overnight. If you’re short on time, a few hours will suffice.
Traditional carne asada is cooked on the grill (asada means “grilled meat”). The flavors of the wood will give the meat that extra smokiness that tastes so good. But if you'd rather cook indoors, a skillet on the stove will work too. Toss your marinated Wagyu in the pan for a few minutes until it’s cooked to your desired doneness.
Tacos, Burritos, and More
The best thing about carne asada is that you can turn it into so many delicious meals. Feeling like tacos? Top a few slices of Wagyu carne asada with homemade salsa and a pinch of cilantro nestled in a warm flour or corn tortilla. Sub Wagyu ground beef for carne asada in this zesty Browsey Acres recipe. Or roll it all into a burrito. Want something with a little more sizzle? Go fajita style and fill a hot plate with Wagyu along with grilled onions and peppers. Try our flank steak fajita recipe for guidance. If you want to go a healthier route, toss the carne asada on a bed of greens with chipotle crema and cotija cheese.
Carne asada is truly versatile. You could prepare it the same way over and over again and still create a new dish every time. No matter where you live, enjoy the flavors of Mexico with this mouthwatering Wagyu dish.