This Grilled Skirt Steak makes an easy and quick meal for any night of the week. The marinade gives it a great flavor that will keep you coming back for more.
In my house, steak is a must as far as summer meals go. It’s easy, filling, and so delicious. My favorite steak is the ribeye but they’re so, so expensive we rarely have them. Instead, I often buy what’s on sale or even what’s marked down because it needs to be cooked within a day or two.
That’s how I happened to come upon today’s meat – the grilled skirt steak. It’s a cut of meat that I almost never get but one that I need to keep in the rotation – it’s so good!
Skirt steak can be tough but it’s great for marinating. I’ve included my absolute favorite steak marinade in the recipe today, which is one I grew up eating. Growing up, we almost always had it on London Broil; which was another steak that needed to be marinated for a long time.
I cooked the skirt steak to medium so it’s still nice and red in the center. Skirt steak is best when cooked medium-rare to medium, no more! It’s a very thin steak so it cooks VERY quickly on a hot grill – I’m talking 3-4 minutes per side TOPS. Yes, you read that correctly: 3-4 minutes per side for a total of 6-8 minutes. Fastest cooking dinner ever!
While this grilled skirt steak cooks extremely fast, you do need to marinate it for quite a while. For the ultimate flavor, I like to marinate it for 8 hours or even overnight. It needs AT LEAST 4 hours – and I’m talking bare minimum or or else you won’t impart that delicious marinade flavor into the meat. I also hit my steaks up with some Badia Complete Seasoning right as I put them on the grill for an extra boost of flavor – so good!
My friend Sandi at Fearless Dining made these delicious Pizza Stuffed Hasselback Potatoes that I think would go perfectly with this steak! They are kid friendly too and even the adults will love them!
Today I paired my steak with a Hero’s Blend red Santa Rita 120 wine, which is a Chilean wine that I LOVE! The red blend that I received pairs really well with grilled red meat and stewed meats and would go great with my mini bbq meatloaf, bbq short ribs, or braised Italian meatballs.