For the actual Super Bowl i was invited to attend the Fantasy Food Blogger Football League’s BBQ at the Ravenous Couple‘s house. It was a good opportunity to meet more of the blogging community and to test out some of my cooking skills. We ended up not staying till the end because we were so tired from the 10K in the morning that we headed home with the lights went out after half time.  I did end up winning the Final Super Bowl Square score with the safety, and put those winning towards next year’s Food Blogger Bowl.

I wanted to get a little creative and went into my mind to find something Thai-centric to make for the BBQ and came up with some Crying Tiger Tacos. I figured it was the perfect combination of something simple and authentic. I started off with 3lbs of flap meat marinated overnight in some soy sauce and black pepper. For the toppings we made the pickled cucumber salad and Nam Jim Jeaw all wrapped in a corn tortilla. (Looking back i shouldn’t used ice berg lettuce instead of the tortillas). This recipe fed something where between 10-14 people along with other main dishes served at the party.

Crying Tiger Beef (carne asada)

  • 3lbs of flap or skirt steak
  • Soy Sauce
  • Black Pepper

Picked Cucumber Salad

  • 3 large Cucumbers Peeled and Julienne
  • 1 Red Onion Julienne
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup rice wine vinegar, sub red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce
  • 2 teaspoon salt

Nam Jim Jeaw


photo courtesy of @ravenouscouple
photo courtesy of @ravenouscouple