Smoke Up Your Skirt Steak

I am still blown away by the fact that I can grill a steak inside my house.  Yes.  Yes, Wolfie, darling, I love you.  What a good boy you are.  What a clever boy.  No no, down, Wolfie, down, dear.  Yes, that’s a good boy.

Stoves…they’re just incorrigible.

Where was I?  Oh yes, steak.  I do love me some steak.  And lately I love me some skirt steak which is stupid cheap and even more stupid delicious when marinaded thusly, according to Alton Brown, who coined the phrase “Good Eats” and tends to say “thusly” a lot.  And I love me some Alton Brown.

Skirt Steak Marinade à la Alton Brown (Man About Town)

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

Combine all ingredients in a ziplock bag.  Cut skirt steak(s) into 6-8″ pieces, place in bag and seal, pressing out as much air as possible.  Check to make sure it’s sealed.  Check again.   Marinade for an hour at room temperature, or as many hours as you like in the fridge but bring to room temperature before grilling.

Skirt steak does not take long – I did these 3 minutes on a side and let them rest another 5 minutes under foil and they were perfect.  I always, always reserve a section of steak.  I hide it, actually.  Because I like it for breakfast.  And I am the mommy so I get it.  Hah.

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2 comments on “Smoke Up Your Skirt Steak

  1. Stacie says:

    Is skirt steak grisly? Is it very tender this way? I have a snobby husband who is partial to filet, but I love me some steak and would love another option that costs less than a car payment!!!

  2. Swain says:

    Not gristly at all in fact I’m finding I prefer a skirt steak to a flank steak. The trick is to marinade long and grill short, then let it sit before you carve it.

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