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Jun 26, 2006 12:33 AM

Best Marinade for Grilled Skirt Steak?

I have grilled flank, but not skirt steak--any tips?

What is your favorite marinade for skirt steak, and how long should it marinate?

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  1. wasabayaki jarred marinade in the asian food section. i cut the skirt into three inch sections and marinade in a hefty bag for 2-3 hours. med to med-high heat on a weber 4-5 minutes per side. careful the sugar content may lead to burning

    1. I actually like the Lawry's Mequite 30 minute marinade. I marinade the skirt steak for an hour or longer in the fridge, then grill it over high heat until medium. We like eating this fajita style, with sauteed peppers and onions, homemade flour tortillas form Trader Joes, salsa, sour cream and cheese.

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      1. I use skirt steak to make carne asada for tacos. I "marinate" it in a mixture of olive oil, chopped garlic, ancho chili powder, and minced cilantro, giving the steak a "massage" with the flavorings. I let it sit in a zip top bag in the fridge for up to 24 hours, then grill it and chop it up for my tacos.

        1. I use cheap Italian salad dressing.

          Sometimes I add wine or soy or garlic. Whatever I have lurking in the fridge.

          Marinate for 30 minutes or more.

          Nine minutes per side for me.

          1. i like to marinate flank and/or skirt steak with chipotles en adobo. first i rub a little ancho chili powder in to the meat, then dump the whole can of chipotles over the meat and make sure all surfaces are covered. i prefer letting it sit overnight, but i've done a few hours and it was still pretty good. it will be nice and spicy though so be careful!

            with skirt steak, i like just seasoning with salt and pepper, grilling, then topping with a chimichurri (sp?)-like sauce - garlic, chilies, red wine vinegar, minced cilantro. i've added a little soy sauce to it too to make it saltier which is also yummy.