Thursday, 24 December 2015

Backyard BBQ Battle : episode 5 - Beef

This episode was a lot of fun to film.  I was really glad with the way things turned out.  There are a lot of ingredients this episode, but each one helps to balance out the recipe.  Don't skip any of them..

Beef Taco (carne asade style) with grilled pineapple, pico and crema

Mexican Marinade

  • ¼ cup of roughly chopped mint
  • ¼ cup of roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1/8 of a cup of roughly chopped parsley
  • ½ cup of orange juice
  • ¼ cup of tequila
  • 1/8 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of minced jalapeño
  • 1.5 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp of black pepper
  • Juice of one lime

Mix all ingredients and place in ziplock bag.  Marinate hours or overnight if possible.   Grill beef over direct heat till internal temperature of 125-130F is reached. 

Pico de Gallo

  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded, finely diced
  • 1 jalepeno, minced
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • ½ of a red onion, finely diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate.  Serve on a taco or with nacho chips. 

Avocado Lime Crema

  • 1 ripe avocado mashed
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • 1 lime zested
  • 1 lime juiced

Mix all ingredients

Beef Taco


  • grilled beef
  • tortilla shells
  • grilled pineapple
  • feta cheese

To assemble Taco : Warm tortilla shells on grill for 60 seconds.

Place sliced meat on taco.  Top with pico de gallo, grilled diced pineapple, feta cheese and avocado lime crema.

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