The (underrated) hoisin sauce is a thickened, fermented soy-sauce-like substance, flavored with chilies, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and, of course, exotic spices. It makes a great marinade. And unless you horribly overcook it, this skirt steak is juicy and tender.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 18 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk hoisin sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, hot sauce, sesame oil, grated ginger, garlic, brown sugar, salt, and pepper together in a large mixing bowl.

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  • Cut skirt steak crosswise into about 4 or 5 smaller pieces. Transfer steak into marinade and toss until all pieces are evenly coated. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate; marinate at least 2 hours and up to 12 hours.

  • Line a baking pan with paper towels. Transfer pieces of steak to the paper towels and mop off some of the marinade.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Transfer steak pieces to grill. Cook to medium rare or medium, 4 to 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read between 130 and 135 degrees F (about 54 degrees C). Thinner pieces might finish earlier. Transfer steak to a warm plate. Let rest for a few minutes.

  • Transfer steak to a warm serving platter and pour any accumulated juices over skirt steak. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.

Chef's Note:

I served this over Savory Coconut Rice.

Nutrition Facts

404 calories; protein 30.2g 60% DV; carbohydrates 33.2g 11% DV; fat 16.4g 25% DV; cholesterol 51.8mg 17% DV; sodium 2483.3mg 99% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2017
The only changes I made, is that I added a little bit more of everything because I had 2 pound skirt steak. It was quite simply the best marinade I ever put on steak!.. I am going to try this weekend on some pork ribs. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2019
Made this tonight for supper following the recipe completely except for marinating only 2 hours. The taste was delicious but the meat was TOUGH and very hard to chew even though it was fairly rare inside. If I try this again I will marinate over night and/or get the meat from another supplier. j david Read More
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  • 3 star values: 7
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2017
The only changes I made, is that I added a little bit more of everything because I had 2 pound skirt steak. It was quite simply the best marinade I ever put on steak!.. I am going to try this weekend on some pork ribs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2017
instead of sesame oil I used a vegetable oil substitute, it turned out just fine. The grilling directions are a little "iffy." If you know your grill, just realize it's a thin cut and may need more attention in order to keep it relatively rare. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2017
My family liked it a lot. We followed the recipe from the video and it turned out great! Thanks Chef John for another great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2019
I made this tonight and it was great. Followrd the recipe for all ingredients . No changes needed. Family loved it with some grilled veggies . Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2019
Wow! Thanks to Chef John I ve grilled 2 skirt steaks now. This recipe is AMAZING! It has a teriyaki vibe to it but the hoisin adds great sweetness and funk. My wife said it was exquisite! Definitely will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2018
Wonderful! We used flank steak and marinated it for a few hours. I'm looking forward to trying this again maybe with chicken next time. I'm not sure about the effort comments we found it to be effortless and SO worth what little time was needed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2018
The flavor is amazing!! I m not crazy about Skirt Steak as it is real fatty but the family loved the meal!! I saved some additional sauce and threw in some chicken to marinate for tonight!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2019
Big hit with my men. I used 3 lbs of skirt steak and had plenty of marinade. This will be a good go to recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2017
This was absolutely flavorful!! We grilled the steak and broccoli served with brown rice. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2019
Made this tonight for supper following the recipe completely except for marinating only 2 hours. The taste was delicious but the meat was TOUGH and very hard to chew even though it was fairly rare inside. If I try this again I will marinate over night and/or get the meat from another supplier. j david Read More