Friday, June 8, 2007

Carne Asada Ensalada

Tonight's dinner was fabulous. We had plenty of the homemade cilantro-lime dressing left over from our Wednesday night mid-week party and wanted to incorporate it into another meal since it was so delicious. A quick look in our well-stocked freezer and the choice was obvious: Carne Asada! We had some frozen sirloin steaks that we had picked up at the grocery store last Sunday for @$9.00 for four steaks. Neither of us had ever tried to make Carne Asada before but we know that we sure love to eat it!

Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Yields about 3/4 cup

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, stemmed

Juice of 1 lime

1/2 cup of olive oil

1/2 tsp. of cumin

1 tsp. sugar

salt and pepper to taste

Blend in a blender or food processer and chill for at least an hour.

We marinated the steaks in about a 1/4 cup of the dressing overnight. Dinner was easy! We grilled the steaks directly on the grill along with sliced red onion and green pepper for about 15 minutes. We also toasted corn tortillas on the grill for a few minutes.

We served the dish with the corn tortilla as a base with delicious fresh mixed salad topped with sliced carne asada, grilled peppers and onions and some the remaining Cilantro-Lime dressing. We also split an ear of corn for an extra treat!

Wow! Tonight's dinner was delicious and healthy!

On a side note, I read that in San Diego they serve this dish over french fries and topped with cheese and sour cream. Now that sounds good! Maybe next time....

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