Just in time for warmer weather, Bricia Lopez and Javier Cabral are back with the first major cookbook about how to create asada at home – on sale now.
In millions of backyards across Southern California, an asada means a gathering of family, friends, great music, cold drinks, good times, and community–all centered around the primal allure of juicy, smoky grilled meat with flavors and spices traditional to Mexico.
Everyone says they love a spicy margarita and asada tacos, but very few understand the culture that informs these flavors. Divided into the eight crucial elements of any carne asada: botanas (appetizers), carnes (meats), mariscos (seafood), side dishes and vegetables, salsas, aguas frescas, cocktails, and dessert, Asada walks you through every step. From Lopez’s secret “michelada marinade” to game-changing salsas that will elevate any grilled meat, this cookbook is the ultimate guide to making and beginning to understand the magic of asada.