Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Taco night

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

tomatillos
{tomatillos are not only tasty, but pretty darn adorable as well}

Non meat eaters, please avert your eyes.

carne asada
{tacos, the way they should be}

I've already posted the salsa recipe, and it is one of my all time favorites. Please make it. You will love it. Don't even worry about the exact measurements. It makes no difference. This time I left all the chili seeds in (and used four chilies instead of two), which gave it a little kick.

I'm going to pretend this is a recipe, but it really isn't. Take about 1 lb of carne asada (flap meat or strip steak work well). Squeeze some lime over it. Add some salt and pepper. Toss it on the grill until it's done to your preference. Cut it into chunks and eat it wrapped up in corn tortillas with lots of salsa and cilantro.

Best paired with a cold Mexican beer (Negro Modelo or Pacifico, please, no Corona in our household).

32 comments:

  1. Happy cinco de mayo to you too! Looks like you are well prepared to celebrate!

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  2. happy cinco de mayo!! looks so yummy

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  3. This is making crave Mexican:)

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  4. looks so great! i can't wait to have tacos tonight!

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  5. Those look delish...much better than the Old El Pasco taco kit and pound of ground beef I usually serve up on taco night :)

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  6. You are my kind of cook! I love this kind of food. Simple, delicious.

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  7. my vegetarian eyes survived the steak and feasted on your beautiful salsa. i must ask, though: what's flap meat? (don't laugh. it's been a while.)

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  8. This looks delish - it's making me rethink my menu tonight of shrimp tosadas and chicken flautas... Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  9. Love this! I am going to give this salsa a try later this summer once the farmer's market opens. :)

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  10. Tonight I'm all about some fish tacos. Does that count?

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  11. gosh that looks so good. i am going to fix myself something to eat. wish I had just that.

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  12. That looks amazing. Mmmmm, lime-marinated steak.

    Do you make a massive batch of the tomatillo salsa to use as you please, or do you always make it fresh? I'm curious as to how long it keeps in the fridge, since I'm generally tight on time for making dinner (assuming I want to eat before 10pm). I've been wanting to try your recipe out for quite a while now. =)

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  13. These tacos are our bbq season staple. Looks delish!

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  14. thanks for the cinco de mayo reminder. i convinced my boyf to make fish tacos tonight. leaving me with some free time after work to get my baby herbs into planters. yay!

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  15. Oh my goodness--this has me craving juicy steak and salsa and good beer! Thank you so much!

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  16. Y-U-M!
    That Modelo reminds me of my honeymoon!

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  17. oh GAHD that's too awesome.

    tacos for dinner tonight! :)

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  18. oh my those tacos look good...i love tomtatilla salsa way more than i should.

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  19. @ Lauren - I always get flap meat at the Mexican grocery store, so I think it isn't common to find it elsewhere. It's similar to strip steak (I think?), but that's about all I know about it. I just know it's what you are supposed to use for tacos.

    @ Kristy - One batch of tomatillo salsa makes 4 cups or so, but it doesn't last more than a few days in our house. We just eat it on everything until it runs out. I've kept it in the the fridge for a week and it's been fine, but I wouldn't store it any longer than that, sadly. It doesn't have any preservatives in it.

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  20. Ha! Happy Cinco de Mayo to you Rachel but I confess I'm averting my eyes as a non meat eater! We do have veggie tacos instead but I guess meat eaters might not think that's a good exchange!

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  21. OK, this is redonk. I want carne asada, and I want it NOW. Does it matter that I just had pizza? Whatevs, right?

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment about our newzzzzzz. xoxox

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  22. I just wanted to let you know that I have just discovered your blog and I find it completely delightful. So much so that I have added a link to my page. Thanks!

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  23. Yum. I need to make these pronto.

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  24. You are killin' me. This is my idea of Heaven.

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  25. Yum-may!! Not a day goes by that I could pass up mexican food and/or guacamole!

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  26. Darn it...why did I have to see that at 10:30 p.m. and suddenly go insanely hungry:D

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  27. uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this looks so good this late...great blog too.

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  28. can i come over for dinner. everything you set on that table calls my name.

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  29. Hope you had a wonderful night celebrating-your dinner looks delicious! Those are definitely my kind of tacos :)

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