Marinated Skirt Steak RecipeCourse: SteakDifficulty: Easy
It is easy to create a satisfying meal with the right steak recipe. Beef has a robust and savory quality and steaks are particularly well suited for meals. Red meat is filling, rich with protein and wholesome. The meat responds well to a variety of cooking methods, but perhaps the most enjoyable is to sear the outside of the meat while allowing the inside to gently cook until it is tender. The proteins in the meat will react with the fibers in the meat to naturally tenderize and create a juicy and flavorful consistency. Every bite will explode with a medley of taste and sensations.
Beef is one of the most readily available meats that can be found in the market. The range of cuts available will appeal to everyone and will meet a variety of budgets. Cooks of all skill levels will find it is easy to create a tasty meal without much time or effort. Chefs and food lovers have used beef and steaks as the basis for a variety of dishes since people realized they could cook meat with fire.
Modern families have a variety of resources available to help them cook dinners that seem more complex and time-consuming than they are. One of the simplest ways to prepare steaks is to marinate them overnight and cook them on a grill. Marinades help break down the tough fibers in the steaks and help add extra flavor to the meat. This means less expensive cuts can be bought and superior results achieved. Enjoy this marinated skirt steak recipe!
1 – 1 1/2 Pounds of Skirt Steak
1 Cup Water
1 Tablespoon Cider or Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
1 Teaspoon Dry Mustard
1 Teaspoon Chopped Parsley
1/2 Teaspoon Basil
Salt and Pepper to taste
- Combine all the marinade ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour over steaks in a shallow glass dish or into a sealable plastic bag. Coat the steaks completely and turn them over. Let the steaks stand in the marinade for at least fifteen minutes, but it will be more effective to let them stand for an hour. For best results, marinade over night.
- To cook the steaks on a grill, build a pile of charcoal briquets so they will heat quickly to a high temperature. Light the coals and let them burn until they are uniformly coated with ash. Spread the coals around, but keep them together.
- Grill the steaks for about 8 minutes, depending on the thickness and the desired doneness. Turn them over just once and cook for about six to eight more minutes.
- An alternative method is to use the broiler in the oven. Raise the rack in the oven so the steaks are about an inch away from the heating element. The cooking time is the same as on the grill.