Carne-asada definition

kärnā ə-sädə
A Mexican dish consisting of steak strips that are marinated in lemon or lime juice, hot chili peppers, and seasonings, grilled, and often served in a tortilla.

Origin of carne-asada

  • Mexican Spanish from Spanish roasted meat carne meat (from Old Spanish) (from Latin carō, carn- sker-1 in Indo-European roots) asada feminine of asado past participle of asar to roast (from Latin assāre) (from assus roasted, cooked without water) (akin to ārdēre to burn, be on fire ardent)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition