Saturday, March 19, 2011

Italian Marinated Skirt Steak

It's almost grill season which really makes me happy!  It means dining al fresco and the change of pace to faster cooking.  I am by no means a grill expert but I can manage a few things.  This steak was made under the broiler but you can cook this meat however you see fit. It's this very simple marinade that is packed with flavor that I'm excited to share with you today. 

I served this with sauteed spinach and Israeli couscous.  I bought a great couscous mix from TJ's and added some sauteed peppers and onion to bump up the flavor. 

Italian Marinated Skirt Steak

1-2 lbs. Skirt Steak
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 shallot
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
fresh parsley, chopped


Mix garlic, vinegar, shallot, olive oil, salt, pepper and parsley in a bowl.  Pour over steak, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour.  Turning over once. (I like to use my Tupperware marinator and just flip the container over and you don't have to worry about spilling.)

Let excess marinade drip off of the meat and discard marindade. Place meat directly under the broiler and cook for approximately. 4-5 minutes per side for medium rare.  Or cook on and indoor grill pan or of course, grill it outside. Let meat rest and cut on a diagonal against the grain.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe. 


Claudia said...

I love skirt steak and have found someone who actually carries that cut. Picture perfect and I am firing up the grill. In the snow.

Mary said...

This sounds wonderful, Michele. It's wonderful that you have been able to use a recipe with history and make it your own. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Cheryl in CT said...

That looks delightful - and the couscous mix from Trader Joes is awesome! We have it all the time - Harvest Grain I do believe. Enjoy - it's really good with diced tomatoes or even mixed with roasted garlic and cherry tomatoes!

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