I found a nice piece of top round london broil in the freezer the other day and we decided to use part of it for fajitas. It was a little more than an inch thick, so I split it in half so the marinade could penetrate more of it. We decided half would be plenty and put it in the marinade at 8am, with the other half going in to the fridge for something else. By dinner time, neither of us felt like cooking fajitas so it was left in the marinade until the next nights dinner – so it was marinated for 32 hours.
The marinade we used came from Allrecipes and is as follows, with a slight Bev modification:
¼ cup Fresh lime juice
1/3 cup Water
2 tbsp Olive oil
4 cloves Garlic, crushed
2 tsp Soy sauce
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Liquid smoke
½ tsp Cayenne pepper
½ tsp Black pepper
½ tsp Ground cumin*
Mix everything together and pour over meat in a plastic bag.
*We like the flavor and added cumin believing most Tex-Mex dishes are incomplete without it.
For the meal, Bev whipped up some and guacamole and I cut up some onions to sauté with our julienned frozen peppers.
I used the gas grill for the meat and side burner for the veggies – we’d spent the day, starting at 5:30am, shepherding a friend who had nasal surgery, Bev then came home and made some potato soup and cornbread and took it the 10 miles to her. It was after 7pm, cold and dark when I started cooking, and I didn’t want to fool with the charcoal grill, although I know it would have been better. It was a busy day.
Here's the veggies sauteeing - my grill could stand a good cleaning.
Have a great day and thanks for visiting Almost Heaven South.