Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at home with this grilled fajita recipe from Ideal Market.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage month, the expert cooks at Ideal Market show how to prepare grilled steak fajitas three ways at home. Grilled fajitas is one of Ideal Market’s most popular dishes among locals who regularly visit the Latino supermarket.
The dish uses carne asada, which is “grilled beef” traditionally seared to have a “charred” flavor. The dish of sliced, grilled beef has a Mexican and Central American origin.
Most carne asada is marinated by what is called “mojo,” which is derived from the Portuguese word for sauce. Ideal Market says mojo may have originated in the Canary Islands near Africa, a great example of the multicultural melting pot of Latin America.
While the Latino market can’t give full disclosure of their secret recipe, they did show us how to prepare grilled fajitas and three ideas for how to serve the finished dish.
All of the ingredients used in the recipe come from Ideal Market. Ideal Market stocks an extensive selection of products from Latin America, including goods from countries such as Honduras, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Perú, and Brazil. Customers can also find a wide variety of Cuban, Spanish, and other Caribbean products.
The Latino supermarket also prepares a variety of great, fresh Latin dishes right in the store.
Grilled Steak Fajita Recipe from Ideal Market
First, remove all the fatty parts from the skirt steak for a clean cut of meat. Next, season steak as desired. Then, add the steak to your marinade of choice in a resealable plastic bag or container. Pro tip: Any ingredient like citrus, vinegar or fruit helps break down the connective tissues in the protein, resulting in a tender meat. Make sure to fully incorporate the meat into the marinade. Tightly seal container or plastic bag, before placing into refrigerator. Let meat marinate for desired time, at least 30 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to use.
When ready to cook, remove steak from marinade and transfer to a separate container. Grill desired amount of meat on medium-high heat. Cook steak for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or longer if desired, until meat is slightly charred on edges, caramelized and tender. As a signature touch, Ideal Market also adds jalapeños and onions to grill during cooking. Remove steaks from grill.
Once the meat is cooked, there are a few different ways to prepare the fajitas:
- Carne asade with traditional preparation – Carne asada is served with rice, beans, avocado and pico de gallo.
- Baleada – Carne asada is sliced into strips and served in a baleada, a traditional Honduran dish. Warm a flour tortilla and add refried beans, cream, cheese, avocado and egg along with the strips of meat.
- Tacos – Warm corn tortillas. Chop meat into small pieces to serve inside tacos. Garnish tacos with cilantro, onions and salsa verde. Serve with lime.
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