GeneralLifestyleThe Hungry Skier: Foods that Fuel

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Carne Asada Elk with Grilled Fruit/Corn (from Tracy and Lanny Barnes/twinbiathletes.com)
Carne Asada Elk with Grilled Fruit/Corn (from Tracy and Lanny Barnes/twinbiathletes.com)

Note: This is the first in an occasional series of heart-healthy and fitness-ready recipes for skiers. The following was submitted by Olympic biathlete Tracy Barnes, who co-wrote the Twin Biathletes’ Cookbook with her sister, Lanny. For more on the Barnes twins or to buy their book, visit their blog, twinbiathletes.com. Have a favorite recipe of your own? Share it with us by emailing alex@fasterskier.com.

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Carne Asada Elk (or Beef) with Grilled Fruit/Corn

This is a great summer time grilling recipe. The best Mexican food is simple with fresh ingredients. Hope you enjoy!

Tracy (r) and Lanny Barnes skiing together into the finish of the 2013 North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships 7.5 k sprint last weekend in Jericho, Vt.
Tracy (r) and Lanny Barnes skiing together into the finish of the 2013 North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships 7.5 k sprint last weekend in Jericho, Vt. The twin sisters co-wrote a cookbook, Twin Biathletes’ Cookbook.
  • Carne Asada Elk
  • 2 lbs Elk Steak (sliced thin) or 2 lbs thin sliced flank steak (beef)
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Lime Juice or 2 fresh squeezed limes
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Liquid Smoke
  • 1 handful of fresh cilantro chopped (stems & leaves)

Add thin sliced Elk or Beef to plastic ziploc bag. Add the rest of the ingredients. Seal ziploc bag. Mix up meat & other ingredients in bag. Place Meat & Marinade in Fridge for 1-6 hours.

Remove meat from bag and place on hot grill. Grill for a very short period of time (1-2 min) on each side. Don’t over cook. May take less than a minute on each side.

Other Ingredients:

On the grill:

Grill 2 Ears of Corn. Rotate on grill until corn is tender. Once cooked, cut corn off the cob.

Grill thin sliced pineapple. Grill for a minute or less on each side.

Fresh Ingredients:

  • Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • Avocado (sliced thin)
  • Black Beans (drained/washed)
  • Mango (cubed)
  • Fresh Cilantro leaves (removed from stems)

Mix Fresh Ingredients, cooked corn and pineapple. Add Carne Asada Meat.

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