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Pan-Fried Carne Asada Recipe

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Carne Asada


  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Preparation Steps

  1. In a bowl, combine the lime juice, minced garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper to make the marinade.
  2. Place the skirt steak in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over it. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes, turning the steak once or twice to coat it evenly.
  3. Heat a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil.
  4. Remove the steak from the marinade and shake off any excess. Place the steak in the hot skillet and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or adjust the cooking time to your desired level of doneness.
  5. Transfer the cooked steak to a cutting board and let it rest for a few minutes. Slice the steak against the grain into thin strips.
  6. Serve the carne asada with warm tortillas, salsa, guacamole, and your favorite toppings.


4 servings


Recipe Category

Main Course


Carne asada, skirt steak, Mexican, pan-fried, grilled, marinated, steak recipe

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