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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Preheat a grill or large skillet for medium-high heat.

  • 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

580.6 calories; 29.6 g protein; 5.9 g carbohydrates; 71.8 mg cholesterol; 905 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2005
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/16/2012
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 than I think an experienced chef would want. If I make Steak fajitas it has to be a better cut than this... Read More
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59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2006
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 on how to cut the meat, as I had never made skirt steak before. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2007
Great flavor! I didn't have an hour to marinate- so I fried it with the juices and some butter! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2008
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 heat. It was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2008
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 the steak since I didn't have blue cheese on hand but I bet that would be delicious. I also dusted the meat with garlic powder before cooking. I never tried skirt steak before but will definitely use this recipe again; maybe in fajitas or for sandwiches. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2009
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 definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2007
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 bit too tangy. Next time I'll mix a little worcestershire sauce into it too tame the mustard flavor a little. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2007
Couldn't believe how just so few ingredients packed so much flavor. So simple and so tasty! Comes out perfect every time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/16/2012
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 than I think an experienced chef would want. If I make Steak fajitas it has to be a better cut than this... Read More
(10)