Carne Asada with a Nicaraguan Twist

Many of us know and love Carne Asada. Commonly, Carne Asada is marinated in lime juice and garlic. This recipe opts for a marinade of orange juice and onions. The meat marinates for at least one hour, up to overnight.

Carne Asada with a Nicaraguan Twist

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2-3 pounds flank steak or skirt steak
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1-2 onions, sliced thin
  • 2-3 oranges, juiced
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


Season the meat with salt and pepper. In a large stainless steel or glass bowl, combine the oil, onions, and orange juice. Add the meat and turn to coat. Allow to marinate at least one hour and up to overnight.

Prepare your grill or heat a grill pan if cooking indoors.

Remove the meat from the marinade and grill until well browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Turn over and grill to desired doneness. Remove from heat.

Let meat settle for at least 10 minutes, then slice across the grain in thin slices.

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