Carne Asada (Arrachera Con Ajo Y Limon A La Parrilla)

  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 51 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Typical Mexican flank steak, marinated, then cooked rapidly at high heat, and splashed with the zing of fresh lime-que delisioso!”


  • 1 1/2 lbsskirt steaks
  • 1 1/2 tablespoonsfinely chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoonsolive oil
  • coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoonsfresh lime juice
  • Directions

  • If necessary, trim steak, leaving some fat.
  • In shallow dish, rub steaks with garlic and oil.
  • Marinate steaks,covered and chilled, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day.
  • Prepare grill.
  • Season steaks generously with coarse salt and grill on a rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals 2 to 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare.
  • (Alternatively, steaks may be broiled on rack of a broiler pan under a preheated broiler 3 inches from heat about 4 minutes on each side.) Transfer steaks to a cutting board and drizzle with lime juice.
  • Let steaks stand, uncovered, 5 to 10 minutes and with a sharp knife cut diagonally across grain into thin slices.
  • Garnish with grilled onions, serve with tortillas, refried beans and rice.
  • Reviews

  • “This was a great simple recipe. It was a little too lime-y for me, but delicious all the same. I think it would be a 5 star recipe on the grill; I did mine under the broiler. Thanks for sharing!”