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I love me some good carne asada. I used to always get the best Gonzales Northgate stuff but its kinda far since i moved. I tryed the Henry's version but it didn't do it for me. Does anyone have a good recipe so i can make my own?
 

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I'm in south OC and placentia is further away than my old place. i need t figure out a recipe o i don't have to be dependant on the carniceria.
 

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Your a bit too far from me.

Henry's is good as BBQ Steak but its not a Carne Asada Flavor.

You can always do your own, most supermarkets use a wet marinade and the wet is either orange juice or sunny delight. The spice is usually something close to seasoned salt with garlic powder/onion powder.

I do my own sometimes, seasoned salt, garlic powder, black pepper, worshtershire sauce and orange juice. For kick I throw in a bit of red pepper flake.
 

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There's a Mexican butcher/meat shop on El Toro that is supposed to have the best in the area. If you need more details, I'll find out. It's near El Toro and Muirlands.
 

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DO NOT buy carne asada from El Toro meats.. They will charge you $9.00+ per pound and it will be along the lines of what you get from Henry's.

There are a couple places where you can get CA locally.. One is at El Campeon in SJC. It's located at the NW corner of Del Obispo and Camino Capistrano, in the Union Bank shopping center. The second place is located at the NE corner of Alicia and Paseo de Valencia. It's back in the NE corner of the center, on the same side as the 7-11.

As for making your own.. All it takes is some OJ, sliced onions, cilantro, sliced limes, seasoned salts, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. You can add some red pepper flakes or some other pepper power (chile powder, NOT chili powder).
 

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Ok, got the skinny....

The spot with the GOOOOD Carne Asada is across the street from El Toro meats, in the Bell Tower shopping center, next to a barber shop.

It's a Mexican market, a little scary. The name is Heratio's (so I'm told).

They don't call it Carne Asada there. They call it by the Spanish name for 'prepared meat'.
 

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Yummy; all this talk of Carne Asada is making my mouth water. It is hard to find a GOOD asada though; that is marinated and prepared just the right way.
 

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CADavebert said:
Ok, got the skinny....

The spot with the GOOOOD Carne Asada is across the street from El Toro meats, in the Bell Tower shopping center, next to a barber shop.

It's a Mexican market, a little scary. The name is Heratio's (so I'm told).

They don't call it Carne Asada there. They call it by the Spanish name for 'prepared meat'.
I'm so glad it wasn't El Toro Meats.. Don't get me wrong, ETM is a great GOURMET butcher, but way over priced.

I'll have to give Heratio's a try. And the meat is called _________ preperada. Maybe "carne preperada"?
 

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CADavebert said:
Ok, got the skinny....

The spot with the GOOOOD Carne Asada is across the street from El Toro meats, in the Bell Tower shopping center, next to a barber shop.

It's a Mexican market, a little scary. The name is Heratio's (so I'm told).

They don't call it Carne Asada there. They call it by the Spanish name for 'prepared meat'.

Eww i hate that place. I went in there once after going to the barber shop next door.. there were maggots on some of the fruit. SICK.





Don't forget El Toro Meat Market is right across the street.. It's big, red and you can't miss it.
 
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