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Recado Para Bistec, Seasoning for Steak (Taste of Mexico

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Category: Mexican

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Black peppercorns
  • 2 tb Whole allspice
  • 1 Stick cinnamon, about 2-1/2
  • - inches long, broken
  • 1 ts Cumin seeds
  • 20 Yucatecan oregano leaves_OR_
  • 1 1/2 tb Oregano; dried and crushed
  • 2 Heads garlic; roasted,
  • - peeled, and put through a
  • - press
  • ;salt to taste


In a mortar, a food processor, or an electric spice grinder, grind
peppercorns, allspice, cinnamon, cumin, oregano, garlic and salt. Allow
paste to dry a little before storing in a glass jar in the refrigerator.

To use, dissolve seasoning in a little Seville (bitter) orange juice or
vinegar or in a mixture of equal amounts or orange and grapefruit juices.

Makes 1 1/2 cups

NOTE: Although the Spanish meaning of the name of this seasoning is "a
seasoning for steak", its uses are much broader. It is added to pickling
solutions and marinades for poultry, seafood, and fish and is also used to
flavor broths.

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