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Grilled or Fried Skirt Steak

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"Skirt steak is an inexpensive cut of beef taken from the diaphragm muscle. It ranks with filet mignon as my favorite juicy and tender cut. It comes in long, narrow strips about 3/4 lb. each. The grain runs across the narrow side and so for serving the steak should be cut into serving-size pieces with the grain so that it can then be cut into bites against the grain."
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1 h 20 m servings 581
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. In a small bowl, stir together the lemon juice and mustard. Trim away most of the fat from the steaks, and rub with the mustard marinade. Place into a resealable bag, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, and up to 24 hours.
  2. Preheat a grill or large skillet for medium-high heat.
  3. Grill or fry steaks for about 5 minutes per side, or to your desired degree of doneness. Remove from the heat, and let the meat rest for 5 to 10 minutes to let the juices settle. Cut each steak along the grain into 3 or 4 pieces. Serve with blue cheese dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 581 calories; 46.5 5.9 29.6 72 905 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Great, simple recipe. I skipped the dressing. Also, I didn't have time to marinate for an entire hour and it still came out fabulous.

Most helpful critical review

Sorry, I have tried Skirt steak many many times...marinated and cooked on high heat for just minutes, as tghe pros tell you.....for fajitas...and I need a better cut of steak. This is tougher t...

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Great, simple recipe. I skipped the dressing. Also, I didn't have time to marinate for an entire hour and it still came out fabulous.

This is a great recipe! I used whole grain dijon mustard, marinated it for just 1 hour and it was flavorful and spicy! The blue cheese dressing really added a nice touch. I appreciate the advice...

Great flavor! I didn't have an hour to marinate- so I fried it with the juices and some butter!

In addition to salt and pepper, I also added some fresh minced garlic and a dash of sugar to the marinade mixture. I then marinated it for a full day before frying it in a pan over medium-high ...

Tasty and easy recipe. I loved the flavor of the skirt steak. It was tender and juicy and the cutting tip re across the grain of the meat was very helpful. I melted a tablespoon of butter of ...

Excellent! I was worried that the mustard flavor would be overpowering but that was not the case at all. Made with steamed green beans, egg noodles and a salad. So easy and quick, I will defi...

This turned out very good. I grilled it on a hot grill and it took about 10-15 minutes for medium rare. My husband and son thought it was perfect just the way it was, but I thought it was a tiny...

Couldn't believe how just so few ingredients packed so much flavor. So simple and so tasty! Comes out perfect every time.

Good recipe if you have this cut of meat and you are short on time. Didn't make my husband say "Wow!", but will make again. We added about 1/2 tsp garlic powder to give it more flavor.