Jul 30, 2010

sin carne asada tacos

We had Mexican tonight.

'Carne Asada' translates to 'roased meat' and it tends to mean a BBQ, party, get-together, etc. The meat is usually marinated in a lime based marinade or rubbed with seasonings before being grilled.

I marinated my Firm Seitan, after slicing it thin on the diagonal, in a blend of garlic, lemon, orange, lime and olive oil. I let it sit in the marinade while I prepared the sides and the toppings. I made an ancho salsa with dried ancho peppers, tomatoes, cilantro and whatever was left of the marinade - not to worry, this is not meat so I can use my marinade however I wish.

I grilled the seitan slices on my grill, put them in a tortilla and topped it with my salsa. Some avocado, lettuce or nondairy sour cream would also be very appropriate.

Yum, Yum.

I LOVE Sin Carne Asada - smoky, flavorful, spicy (if you want it to be), juicy. Yum. Everyone loves this, and I love that.

Cost Breakdown:
seitan: $4
tortillas: $4
lemon, limes, orange: $3
garlic, cilantro, spices: $2
Total to feed 10 people:


  1. Wow can't wait for the recipe! Those tacos look amazing!

  2. Looks fabulous! Great flavors and perfect for hot days.

  3. Thanks, Amy and Belinda.

    Amy, I will have it posted by Sunday night.

  4. Thanks, Cindy! The recipe is posted.

  5. Yum. I love your Mexican creations. They always look so delicious and fresh.

  6. Thank you, Sweetums. It must be because I took four years of Spanish in high school. It's in my blood now :)


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