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Carne Asada Marinade

Carne Asada Marinade

Ideal for use with Skirt Steak when making Carne Asada


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice about 2 limes
  • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin seed
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 jalapeño chile pepper seeded and minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl or baking dish -- olive oil, soy sauce, lime juice, vinegar, sugar, black pepper, cumin, garlic, jalapeno and cilantro in a bowl.
  • Pour the marinade into a Ziploc bag or into a baking dish. Place the steak in the marinade and coat it thoroughly.
  • Refrigerate the steak for 4 hours or overnight. If you’re using a baking dish, clover in plastic wrap before refrigerating.
  • When you’re ready to cook the steak, remove it from the marinade. Place the steak on a hot grill, and sear each side. Make sure you start with an extremely hot grill. It should only take a few minutes on each side to sear the steak. Remove the steak when it’s at the desired doneness.