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Jax-Tiger
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Skirt Steak on the grill (with pics)

I put some skirt steaks on the grill tonight. My family really likes skirt steak. We don't have it as often as we used to, as the price seems to be really high, these days.

Marinated the steaks in canola oil, vinegar, lime juice, green onion, salt, and pepper for just a couple of hours.


Got the grill hot - around 800 degrees. Couple that with the oil in the marinade, there will be some flareups. Just need to make sure I control them.


Cooking... Don't cook long on each side.


Flip 'em. Let's do the other side. Sorry about the picture quality - there is a lot of smoke.


Letting them rest about 10 minutes.


Cut it open and take a look at what we have. This is the thickest piece, so I want medium rare.


The nice thing about skirt steak is that some of the pieces are thicker and others thin. If I cook them all the same length of time, I will end up with some pieces mid rare, others mid well, and others somewhere in between.

This turned out really well. You don't want to cook 'em very long on each side - maybe 2 minutes, tops. Make sure to rest the meat after removing from the grill. Meat will continue to cook a little while resting.
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heypaul
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perfect





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whit
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Damn son! shite looks delicious! Was it tender? I don't think I've ever had skirt steak on the grill.


DanglingFury
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Looks real nice Clark.


Jax-Tiger
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Was it tender? I don't think I've ever had skirt steak on the grill.


Skirt steak is very tender, if you don't overcook it and you cut it against the grain. It does have a lot of connective tissue, but if you cut it against the grain, it will be very tender.

It is also one of the most flavorful cuts of steak. If you have not had it, do try it. It is becoming more popular and is not as cheap as it once was. Do not confuse it with flank steak.


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St Augustine
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Looks delicious man


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Carson123987
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Not a fan of skirt steak, and those look absolutely delicious. Wishing I could cook some right now.


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SW2SCLA
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re: Skirt Steak on the grill (with pics)
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The nice thing about skirt steak is that some of the pieces are thicker and others thin. If I cook them all the same length of time, I will end up with some pieces mid rare, others mid well, and others somewhere in between.



Probably the biggest plus of skirt steak. If you're feeding a crowd, there's something for everybody


ChicagoTiger
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How do you frickers not know about skirt steak? it is one of the best cheap cuts IMO...second to Hanger ....


Icansee4miles
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Got one marinating along with some ribeyes for tomorrow. Kids say its too tough, I just say more for me. Hope mine looks that good!


Tiger Authority
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Looked good.


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la_birdman
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Looks great! I'm not a huge fan of skirt steak but I love how hot you got that grill to cook it just perfect (I like mine med-rare too.)

I'll try that next time I grill a ribeye.

Nice job!


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Jax-Tiger
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it is one of the best cheap cuts IMO...second to Hanger ...


Like I said, the secret must be getting out, because it seems to be catching up to the more expensive cuts.

I like skirt steak A LOT. It is one of my favorites, regardless of cost, and it is so quick and easy to cook.


Jax-Tiger
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re: Skirt Steak on the grill (with pics)
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Probably the biggest plus of skirt steak. If you're feeding a crowd, there's something for everybody



I don't know if it's the biggest plus, but it is difficult to cook to everyone's liking when you are only cooking a couple of minutes per side. With skirt, I don't even try. I just cook the thickest piece to my liking and everyone else can choose what they want.

I've said this before, but it's worth repeating. A good grill that distributes heat evenly can make a big difference. I had some flares, but not much. Notice that all of the meat is cooked about the same - no burnt pieces or raw pieces.


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Coater
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Looks great. I will be trying this soon.


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LuckySo-n-So
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Looks real nice Clark.


For some reason, I heard Beverly D'Angelo's voice in my head when I read that.



And yeah, that shite looked slammin'.


LSUSUPERSTAR
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TX
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I use skirt streak for fajitas. I do something similar to the OP. Marinade, cook on high heat real quick, rest, cut against the grain, profit.


Pinche
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Good job man! Skirt can be as tasty as ribeyes when done right.


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Lsuhoohoo
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re: Skirt Steak on the grill (with pics)
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I use skirt streak for fajitas.



I was gonna post the same thing. I make a homemade marinade for fajitas and use skirt steak/chicken for them.


zippyputt
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re: Skirt Steak on the grill (with pics)
Does the lime juice break down the connective tissue at all? Do you ever tenderize with pounding or otherwise manually? I've never tried skirt steak.


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