Carne asada

Carne asada is mexican grilled meat. This marinade has typical Mexican flavours, and a solid citrus taste.


  • 50 ml soy sauce
  • 50 ml fish sauce
  • juice from 3 limes
  • juice from 1 orange
  • 50 ml corn oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • 50 ml chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 kg flank steak


  • Mix together all of the ingredients (except the meat) to make the marinade.
  • Trim and remove silver skin and such from the meat.
  • Marinade the meat for 12+ hours before cooking, grill or fry. It depends on the size of the cut, but generally 3-4 mins per side.
  • If making tacos, I recommend to cut the meat into 1-2 cm slices before marinating. After cooked, slice into cubes. This leads to a more well-done product, but with more marinade flavour. It’s also more practical to eat in a taco.