Carnitas, literally meaning “little meats”, is a dish of Mexican cuisine that originated in the state of Michoacán. Carnitas are made by braising or simmering pork in oil or preferably lard until tender.
Bistec ( BEE-stake) means thinly cut beef filets.
espadilla – shoulder chop. pierna – leg. Pork (Cerdo) centro de esadilla – blade steak.
Bistec – beef steak Many Spanish borrowings from English spell the word as it is pronounced by Spaniards, so ‘beef steak’ becomes bistec.
Carne asada is traditionally made using skirt steak or flank steak. The two cuts are very similar and can be used interchangeably. Flank steak is a more lean option and has a great, intense meaty flavor. Skirt steak also has an intense meaty flavor but does have more tough fibers than flank steak.
Steak ( bistec ) fajitas with peppers and onions.
Different than flank, brisket is boneless and can still be just as flavorful as flank steak. Although skirt steak is not the same as flank steak, it does qualify as a substitute for flank steak for the simple fact that they have similar flavors and textures.
Spanish loanwords are Spanish words that have been integrated into the English language, whether due to popular culture, immigration, Spanish settlement of the Americas, the proximity of the US to the Mexican border, etc.
A loanword (also loan word or loan – word ) is a word adopted from one language (the donor language) and incorporated into another language without translation.
A phonetic calque of English beefsteak. It is based on writing the English pronunciation according the Spanish orthography rules. It has been widely speculated it came to use in the 19th century. In contrast with the French concept of bifteck avec frites since Waterloo according to Mon Dictionnaire de Cuisine.