Carne Asada

Make this recipe right on the backyard grill!

Shiloh Hernandez shares an easy and flavorful recipe that can be made right on the grill. Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 50 mins

Serves: 9 Calories: 939 kcal
Author: Douglas Cullen

Ingredients: 2lbs Skirt Steak
10 Limes
4 Garlic Cloves
1tsp Salt
1 Large bunch of spring onions (8 to 12)
16 Corn Tortillas

Instructions: Start with a small bowl
1.Mince the garlic and add to the bowl
2. Squeeze the juice from 8 limes into the bowl. I just squeezed about 4 tbsp of lime juice into the bowl. I did not measure it.
3. Add the salt and mix with a fork Trim the steak of any excess silver membrane
4. Place the skirt steak in a tray and pour half of the marinade over it
5. Flip the skirt steak over and pour in the other half of the marinade
6. Allow the meat to marinate for 2 hours in the refrigerator
7. Bring the steak to room temperature before grilling
8. Once the meat is marinated, start the charcoal or gas grill
9. Once the grill has reached the close to 500 degrees, place the meat onto the grill for 7-8 minutes per side

Jewish Apple Cake

A fall favorite

3 c unsifted flour * 2 1/2 c sugar * 1 c salad oil * 3 tsp baking powder * 4 eggs unbeaten * 2 1/2 tsp vanilla * 6 large apples, peeled and sliced thin * 1/2 tsp salt * juice of 1 orange or 6 T frozen or canned orange juice * 3 tsp cinnamon

Beat until smooth the flour, sugar, oil, eggs, salt, orange juice, vanilla, and baking powder. To the apples add 3 tsp cinnamon and 7 T sugar. Grease and flour large tube pan (10 inches) and starting with batter, layer the batter alternating with apples, finishing with batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours.

Caprese Salad

Nothing is better on a crisp fall day than a fresh Caprese Salad, with ingredients grown in your own backyard garden! Measurements are up to you – but basic ingredients are Basil, Tomatoes (grape work best – but any kind will do) – a little virgin olive oil and some mozzarella pearls or slices and salt and pepper to taste.

Sure to please the crowd as an appetizer, side dish or snack!

Minga’s Flour Tortillas

Move over steaks! The grill is being taken over!

Cooking outside is not reserved for large steaks and shrimp! Teresa Coronado demonstrates how to make great tasting Tortilla’s on your grill.
Ingredients Needed:

5 C Flour
1 T Salt
1 T Baking Powder
4 T Lard
1-1/2 C water

Mix all except water. Add water slowly and mix with hands until smooth and elastic. Form into balls about the size of a golf ball. Roll out and cook on cast iron pan or directly on the grill – turn when bubbles appear.


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