I went to Quartzsite General Store/Coyote Fresh Foods the other day. I wanted bacon. They have a good butcher and I’ve been happy with my meat purchases there.
The meat used in carne asada isn’t always the best, which is why it’s marinated. I was prepared for it to be a little tough and stringy—but flavorful.
I don’t have a grill, so I just threw it in a hot pan to get a little sear going. Then I turned down the heat and added some butter. Because, butter.
To my surprise and delight the meat was very tender and moist. And, as I had anticipated, it was delicious. Not too salty, like some marinades.
I’m going to need some more of the General Store’s carne asada before I leave Quartzsite. I hope its quality is as consistent as the bacon’s.
(As you may have surmised, my tastebuds are almost fully recovered.)