Monday, June 17, 2013

Bourbon Marinated Carne Asada Tacos with Pineapple Salsa and Honey Lime Cream

Why is this a Foodgasm?

You take a nice lean cut of steak and marinate it in bourbon and lime overnight- SCORE! But then you toss on top some perfectly sweet and spicy pineapple salsa- BASES LOADED! Then we put all that in a warm corn tortilla and drizzle with a Honey Lime Cream- HOMERUN!

This dish packs on so many layers of flavors: so delicious, so sweet, so spicy and sinful you will think you have entered Dante's third level of hell (for the gluttunous). But wait this is NY Foodgasm so I have slimmed down this amazing dish for your guilt free pleasure!

So now you cowgirls can have your steak and eat it too!

What you need

Pineapple salsa

1 pineapple, skinned, cleaned and diced
2 jalapeƱo peppers, cleaned and diced
2 medium red onions, diced
1 orange bell pepper, diced
5 strawberries, diced
3 sprigs cilantro, chopped finely
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 2 lines
1 teaspoon salt

Bourbon- line marinated carne asada steak

1.5 pounds London broil
1/3 cup bourbon
Juice and zest of 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon salt
Corn torillas (this recipe makes about 12 tacos.)

Honey lime cream

1.5 cups fat free Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
1/3 cup of cilantro
Zest and juice of 1 and 1/2 limes
Salt and pepper to taste

How to make it

The steak

1- Marinate the steak with the lime zest, juice and bourbon.
2- Grill until cooked to your liking. To be cooked medium, a 1 inch steak will take 6 minutes on each side, a 2 inch thick steak will take about 10 minutes on each side.

The Pineapple Salsa

1- Place all the diced fruits and veggies into a large bowl
2- Pour in your lime juice, cilantro and lime zest and mix well. Taste and add sat to taste, I put in about 1/2 teaspoon.

Honey lime cream

1- In a food processor combine all ingredients until mixed well
2- Pour into a squeeze bottle for more controlled use.

Assemble into a corn tortilla and let the foodgasm begin!

Nutrition Information

Only 5 Weight Watcher's points each!