What is A Carne Asada Platter
Carne asada, translated to “grilled meat” in Spanish, typically features marinated and thinly sliced beef, often skirt or flank steak, grilled to perfection and served with a variety of sides and accompaniments.
The Perfect Marinade
The marinade is the heart and soul of the this Mexican platter. It infuses the meat with rich, zesty flavors, resulting in a tender and juicy final steak.
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Assembling Your Plate
A great plate features a mix of textures and flavors, like this fresh pico de gallo, complementing the star of the show – the big ol’ slab of beef!
Here are some suggested components for your plate; for more options see our “What To Serve With Carne Asada” post.
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- Pickled Jalapenos
- Pickled Red Onions
- Frijoles Charra
- Smoked Salsa
- Restaurant Style Salsa
- Corn or Flour Tortillas
- Guacamole or Sliced Avocado
- Fresh Cilantro
- Charred Green Onions
- Lime Wedges
- Mexican Potatoes
Serve family-style, allowing everyone to build their own plates with their favorite toppings and sides. Set it up as you would a taco bar!
Check out our “What To Serve With Tacos” guide for side dish ideas.
Here are some Mexican-themed drinks to whip up to serve alongside your grub!
Carne Asada Plate
Creating the ultimate Mexican themed dinner is easy with the right marinade, quality meat, and a variety of delicious sides. Have a happy Cinco de Mayo with killer Mexican food and drinks!