My citrus carne asada marinade is so easy to make and it is delicious on everything from beef, to chicken, to fish, even tofu! It can be used as a quick 30 minute carne asada marinade in a pinch, but if you have the ability to marinate your meat overnight you will be astounded by the flavor!
1jalapeno(minced, seeds removed for milder flavor if desired)
Carne Asada (Grilled, Seared, or Broiled)
2lbsflank steak(or skirt steak *see note)
In a mixing bowl or large Ziplock bag, combine all the marinade ingredients (orange juice, olive oil, lime juice, lemon juice, crushed garlic, orange juice, cilantro, salt, pepper, cumin, jalapeno, and vinegar). Stir or seal and squish the bag to combine.
¼ cup lime juice, 2 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon garlic, 1 cup fresh cilantro, ½ teaspoon each, salt & pepper, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 jalapeno, 3 tablespoon white vinegar
Add a flank or skirt steak to the marinade. If using a bowl, flip the steak so it has marinade on both sides and cover it tightly with plastic wrap. If using a bag, squeeze it so the marinade spreads and is touching all parts of the steak, then seal it tight.
2 lbs flank steak
Place your steak in the fridge to marinate. The minimum recommended time to marinate any meat is 30 minutes. However, this is not enough time for the marinade to truly permeate the meat. I recommend a minimum of 2 hours, but overnight is ideal for the best flavor.
Cook your carne asada until it reaches your desired doneness. It is best grilled, but can also be pan-seared or broiled in the oven.
Remove your carne asade from heat and transfer it to a cutting board to rest. Cover it loosely with a piece of foil and let it rest for 10 minutes, then slice against the grain and serve.