Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Week 2: Carne Asada Fries

The Pats hosted the Chargers last night for their home opener and as predicted, they rocked it!  Brady threw for 423 yards, add that to the 517 he threw for 6 days ago and he is the owner of yet another Patriots throwing record.  And Brady didn’t even make the best play of the game!  That honor belongs to Vince Wilfork, who had his first career interception and lumbered down the field like a man of only 300 lbs!  Dale was right when he named his fantasy football team Vincewillforkyoureteamup.  

In honor of San Diego we made Carne Asada Fries.  This took awhile to make, but was well worth the effort.  Homemade Garlic Parmesan Fries topped with Citrus Flavored Carne Asada, Homemade Pico de Gallo and Sweet and Spicy Guacamole.  HEAVEN!

Parmesan Garlic Fries
  • 4 Russet Potatoes, cut into ¼ inch strips
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Basil
  • ¼ C Grated Parmesan
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Beau Monde
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Salt
  • EVOO
  • Pepper

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.  In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix well.  Place potato strips on a greased pan in a single layer.  Bake 35 minutes or until done.

Carne Asada
  • 1.5 Lbs Flank Steak
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Jalapeno, minced
  • 1 C Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Shallot, minced
  • 2 Limes, juiced
  • 1 Orange, juiced
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • ½ C EVOO
  • Salt and Pepper

1. Combine all ingredients except the steak.  Mix well.
2. Place Steak in a large Ziploc Bag.  Cover with Marinade and refridgerate for 4-24 Hours.  (the longer the better, I let mine sit for 24 hours)
3.  Remove steak from refrigerator 1 hour before grilling.
4. Preheat grill and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side.  Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Pico de Gallo

  • 1 ½ C Tomato, diced and seeded
  • ¼ C Onion, minced
  • 1  Jalapeno, minced
  • 2 Limes, juiced
  • ¼ C Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

1.Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Sweet and Spicy Guacamole

  • 3 Avocados
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • ½ C Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Serrano, minced
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ C onion, minced
  • ½ tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Cayenne
  • ½ Cup Mango, minced
  • dash Chili Powder

1. Combine and let sit 30 minutes before serving

Add some Shredded Cheese and and enjoy your Carne Asada Fries!

Happy Cooking!

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