What cut of beef is cecina?

The dried beef ‘cecina’ is extracted from it cuts the selected hindquarters of the cow: Tapa (eye round), contra (botton round), babilla (sirloin tip) and hip (round tip).

Is cecina the same as carne asada?

Cecina is beef or pork that’s been salted and pounded thin, then allowed to dry somewhat before being cooked on a comal. It’s pleasantly salty and slightly chewier than your traditional carne asada. It’s also sometimes dry-cured, like Italian bresaola.

Is cecina red meat?

In Spanish, cecina [θeˈθina] is meat that has been salted and dried by means of air, sun or smoke. However, unlike the ham that is made with pork, this is made with beef.

Is cecina jerky?

CECINA-STYLE JERKY: Thinly sliced by hand, no sugar and dried with heat, not smoke, this is Mexican-style jerk – a perfect alternative for those looking to avoid the chewy, watery styles of beef jerky.

Is cecina a brisket?

Brisket comes from the breast section of the cow and corned beef is basically brisket that has been cured and brined in a selection of savory herbs and picking spices. Thank you for stopping by!

How long is cecina good for in the fridge?

We seal it in airtight bag and put in fridge for 5-8 days. Later we wash the meat with water, mop it dry and let it dry 1-2 days in a fresh place at temperature not higher than 18C. Cold smoking is used.

How do you eat cecina?

Grill the cecina(carne enchilada) for just 1 to 2 minutes per side or until you get some nice color. Remove from grill, tent loosely and let sit for a few minutes before serving. Slice thin or chop small for tacos. Serve with your favorite toppings, reserved chile sauce and salsa.

What is cecina asada?

The most common and popular taco campechano is prepared with a carne asada called cecina. This is a thinly sliced, milanesa-style beef marinated in a salty chile and spice marinade and then dried.

How do you use cecina?

The cecina is served as main course and it can be accompanied with some Mexican cream, cheese, pot beans , your favorite salsa , a good avocado and the indispensable tortillas. With this you will have a delicacy served on your table.

Is cecina safe to eat?

The beef version is salted and marinated and laid to dry somewhat in the sun. The marinated beef version can be consumed uncooked, similar to prosciutto. The pork “cecina enchilada” must be cooked before consumption.

What does cecina taste like?

It is smoked using oak found in local forests which gives it a characteristic taste and aroma. This cured meat is a dark brown on the outside and deep dark red on the inside. Cecina de León has a characteristic beef flavor with smoky undertones and is very succulent and smooth in texture.

Does cecina go bad?

It doesn’t. You can eat the product 9-10 months after and it will be in good conditions. However after 5 months the aromas of spices can decrease and that is why mark it as best before date. We work always to deliver the freshest product possible so you can choose the tenderness.