DIY Carne Asada Kit
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Carne asada is thinly sliced, marinated steak -- often served in tacos or over rice. Achieve a deeply flavorful, authentic dish with this kit (designed exclusively for Food52!) of all the tools and spices you need -- plus spices to use on chicken if you prefer, and a griddle for heating tortillas. The kit includes the following:
- Two Tanya Ernst Leather Pot Holders: Leather and suede pot holders to handle your griddle and grille (7 1/2" x 7 1/2" each)
- Outset Jackson Verde Tongs: A pair of long bamboo and steel tongs makes flipping and cooking meat easy (18" long)
- Outset Jackson Steel Grille: Set this rectangular steel grille over a grill or flame to cook onions and sliced vegetables -- it's perfect for smaller diced produce that would fall through slats of a larger grill (11" x 17", 2 pounds)
- Enameled Tortilla Griddle: Heat up tortillas on this enameled steel round -- it also works nicely for warming up pre-cooked vegetables (weighs 13.4 ounces)
- Carne Asada Spice: This blend of sea salt, black pepper, garlic, and parsley is the ideal match for steak (2 ounce jar)
- Pollo Asado Spice: For chicken or white meats, use this spice blend of sea salt, black pepper, parsley, garlic, and chicken flavor base (2 ounce jar)
Photography by James Ransom
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Care & Notes -
Spices are best within 1 year of purchase. Hand wash the tongs, griddle, and grille. Machine wash the pot holders, and let them air dry.
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