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Grilled Skirt Steak with Homemade Asian Barbeque Marinade

Grilled Skirt Steak with Homemade Asian Barbeque Marinade

Chef John

"The problem with bottled sauces and marinades is that the only words you recognize on the ingredients list are ‘high fructose corn syrup,' and ‘dehydrated garlic.' Hopefully, you will see just how simple this sauce is to make. Not only is it MSG-free, but the flavor is far superior to any of those supermarket bottles."
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28 m servings 340 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Calories:
  • 340 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 39.2 g
  • 78%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 615 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Whisk orange juice, brown sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, chile paste, fish sauce, and garlic in a large bowl. Add skirt steak and marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. Cook steaks on the preheated grill until they are browned and are hot and slightly pink in the center, about 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C).


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Skirt steak doesn't need to marinate for longer than 15 minutes because of how thin the meat is.
  • May substitute additional soy sauce for fish sauce.

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  1. 47 Ratings

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Thank you Chef John - this is great marinade and made for a delicious fast and easy dinner. I would marinate the meat longer than the 15 minutes called for and as for cooking to 140 - I don't a...

Most helpful critical review

It has some great potential, I think a better cut of meat maybe worthy of a 5 star, I had the butcher cut two of the leanest flank steaks he could but they still weren't that good to me, going t...

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Thank you Chef John - this is great marinade and made for a delicious fast and easy dinner. I would marinate the meat longer than the 15 minutes called for and as for cooking to 140 - I don't a...

Wow! Very rarely do I think something is worthy of a 5 star rating, but this is simply the best skirt steak I have ever had! Not sure marinated it for 15 minutes would actually do the trick. ...

The Best I Ever Had...My Son (who does not like steak) Ask me to cook it all the time now!!! The Best Compliment You Can Get...(2 adjustments...1 teaspoon of soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of fish sauce)...

This is AMAZING!! I didn't have skirt steak, so I used london broil sliced about 1" think and marinated it about 8 hours. While the steak was grilling, I heated up the marinade and put it over...

Cooked under the broiler. Delicious and a hit.

I followed the recipe exactly but I marinated the skirt steak over night and then grilled it outside. DELICIOUS. My 11 year old loved it. When he tasted the steak he said "mmm....the steak is...

I prepared this recipe as written, fish sauce and all. I found it to be easy and delicious and will definitely be adding this to the list of keepers. As with most other Chef John recipes, there ...

This marinade really is fantastic. I've used it for skirt steak, as shown, but also for salmon - delicious! I agree with the previous reviewer who commented that skirt steak really only needs ...

My husband and I thought this was one of the best steak dinners we have ever had at home! I marinaded about an hour and the steak was so tender and the flavor was amazing. Thanks Chef John!

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