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Grilled or Fried Skirt Steak Recipe

Grilled or Fried Skirt Steak

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 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...

Oct 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.

Feb 08, 2007

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

Nov 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.

May 06, 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.

Apr 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.

Apr 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.


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  • Calories
  • 581 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 46.5 g
  • 72%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 29.6 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 905 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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