Restaurant Style Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Guacamole and Corn

Summer is here! At least, in my mind it is. Today I worked outside in a t-shirt and capris (which is simply amazing) and it was so refreshing. My dad had me filling in a trench. This is what happens when you come home after university and don’t have a job!

Last night I made these delicious soft tacos from the blog Picky Palate for my family. They just scream summer!

(Photo by Jenny Flake from Picky Palate)

They were so yummy. I used a different guacamole recipe though because I like a bit of a kick to it. My dad even liked it and he typically hates guacamole! That sounds like success to me!


Restaurant Style Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Guacamole and Corn (from Picky Palate)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons lime juice

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 pound carne asada beef or flank steak

1/2 cup finely chopped white onion

2 cloves minced garlic

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 avocados, peeled and seeded

1 tablespoon lime juice

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

3/4 cup yellow corn

1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper

4 soft tortilla bread

Directions:

1. Place oil, lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper into a medium bowl, whisking to combine. Place beef, onions, and garlic into a large zip top bag and pour marinade inside bag. Close top of bag and with hands, massage beef with marinade to coat evenly. Place in refrigerator and marinade for 1 hour.

2. Heat oil in grill pan over medium heat. Grill beef until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes. Cut thin slices against the grain or on the bias.

3. Place avocado, lime juice, salt, and pepper into a medium bowl. Mash with a fork until well combined.

4. Place corn and peppers into a medium bowl, mixing to combine.

5. Place beef slices, a dollop of guacamole, and a spoon of corn and peppers into soft tortilla bread. Serve warm.

Makes 4 servings

You can refer to the website for more details: http://picky-palate.com/2011/05/02/restaurant-style-carne-asada-soft-tacos-with-guacamole-and-corn/

You can either use that guacamole recipe for a very simplistic and delicious version or if you like more spice I would recommend Ina Garten’s recipe from the Food Network.

Guacamole (by Ina Garten)

Ingredients:

4 ripe Haas avocados

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)

8 dashes hot pepper sauce

1/2 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)

1 large garlic clove, minced

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 medium tomato, seeded, and small-diced

Directions:

Cut the avocados in 1/2, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh out of their shells into a large bowl. (I use my hands.) Immediately add the lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and toss well. Using a sharp knife, slice through the avocados in the bowl until they are finely diced. Add the tomatoes. Mix well and taste for salt and pepper.

I do hope you try these. I know that I will be making them all summer long!

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