From MyKitchen: Carne Asada Tacos

Do we all know Danny Trejo? Yesss, I’m sure we all do. An American actor, based in Los Angeles, known from many, many movies and TV series (Sons of Anarchy, Braking Bad etc.). He is also an avid chef and restauranteur, and he has made quite a few waves with his food, which has an excellent reputation. I came across this recipe, and I do love me some tacos, I love me some good movies, so it was a natural for me to try this recipe. It was of course super delicious. The toppings in this recipe are being held to the Salsa Verde, and obviously you can add whatever you like. I personally added some medium red salsa to some of them, and it was absolutely scrumptious. The steak should ordinarily be prepared on a grill outside, but being that I have neither an outside grill, or even a backyard, I prepared it in my grill pan, and it was so good. Thanks, Mr. Trejo!!

What you’ll need:


Salsa Verde

  • 12 tomatillos, paper skin removed
  • 1 medium Jalapeño, left whole
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 medium white onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp salt

Combine onion, chipotle in sauce, jalapeños, garlic, cilantro, orange juice, olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, cumin and paprika in a blender or food processor and puree. Transfer the marinade to a zip lock bag or sealable container. Add the steak and marinate overnight, turning occasionally.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat without oil until very hot, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the whole tomatillos and the jalapeños to the dry hot pan. Heat for 5 to 7 minutes, then turn over and repeat until black and blistered.

Let the tomatillos and jalapeños cool to room temperature. Transfer them to a blender or food processor, then add the onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Blend until smooth.

Remove the steak from the bag (or container) and grill to your liking. Serve in taco shells or small flour or corn tortillas with the green salsa (plus whatever else you like on top).

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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