6.08.2009

Mojo Skirt Steak


A classic dinner with beef as the star of the meal is a favorite at our house. Sometimes I try to create dinners that are more difficult than they need to be. The Family was craving a good grilled steak with some traditional sides and this quick meal delivered.

Mojo Skirt Steak embraces the flavors of Cuban cooking and includes a marinade of lime and orange juices, cumin, garlic, fresh oregano, parsley, and olive oil. A favorite cut of beef of mine is skirt steak. It is a long, flat piece of beef that is extremely flavorful It benefits for a marinade containing acid such as citrus juices and is a juicy steak when properly cooked. Our steak was paired with early season corn on the cob and salt and pepper crusted baby red potatoes.

"This is just a good meal," said My Oldest who has been enjoying some free time since the end of her high school softball season. Side note: Bragging Mom would like to add that she was voted MVP of her team this season.

No Thank You Boy generally dips every meat plus the occasional vegetable in A-1 Steak Sauce. I think he is looking to be their spokesman. This time though, he ate the steak on its own remarking, "This is really flavorful." It was enjoyable watching him eat only the inside of the tender, tiny red potatoes. He thought it was silly to eat the skin of the potato where most vitamins are.

Next time I am wrestling with what to make for dinner, I am going to think of this night. Even though math was not one of my favorite subjects in school, I am going to remember this equation.

Simple ingredients + simple preparations = delicious dinner.


Mojo Skirt Steak
adapted from a recipe in The Healthy Beef Cookbook

serves 5

for the marinade -
1/3 cup orange juice
juice of 1 lime
3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried
1 teaspoon cumin
2 chopped garlic cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 1/2 pounds skirt steak or flank steak
1 lemon, cut in wedges

Whisk together ingredients for marinade. Place in a resealable bag and add the steak. Marinate for about 2 - 6 hours in the refrigerator.

Heat grill or grill pan. Remove steak from the marinade and grill for about 4 - 5 minutes per side for medium rare. For medium, cook the steak a couple more minutes per side. Remove steak from the grill and let rest, tented with foil, on a cutting board.

To serve, slice the steak on an angle and squeeze lime wedges over the sliced meat.



22 comments:

Patsyk said...

I have to remind myself that sometimes simple is better when it comes to feedig my family. I enjoy the more complicated recipes, but some nights I dial it back and make some of my easy go-to dishes. Those nights, everyone is happier!

Robin Sue said...

I like your kind of math. I think skirt is the new flank since flank has gone so high in price around here. I must seek out the skirt and give it a go. I love cuban flavors!

Denise said...

Love,love,love skirt steak. It is a favorite and I am printing this out to try this weekend. I am going to follow your blog. I really love it!

Debbie said...

That looks fantastic. We would all enjoy that here.

Leslie said...

I love skirt steak. this looks perfect

Jeff said...

I love a great mojo sauce and such a versatile marinade. Plus skirt steak...drooolllll.......

Nicely done and congrats to the daughter on the MVP!

kat said...

I agree skirt steak is a great cut of meat, especially for thee grill & that marinate sounds so good

RebeccaC said...

So glad you're continuing to enjoy the cookbook! This looks delicious.

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teresa said...

This looks gorgeous! I love a yummy flavored steak!

Shannalee said...

OK, that picture is making my mouth water, and I only finished dinner an hour ago! Very impressive!

Dragon said...

I can see why he put the A1 sauce away. Yum!

biz319 said...

I agree with Robin Sue - I watch on t.v. shows where they say "use flank steak, its cheaper." It was $11 a pound last time I checked.

I'll have to look at skirt steak.

And brag all you want about your MVP daughter! :D

Angela in Texas said...

I made this the other night and it was sooooo good! Thanks for the recipe!

amandalouden said...

that looks really great! I LOVE lime on anything.

perchefkris said...

This was absolutely yummy...made it in my grillin' and chillin' class with flank, Amy.

It's a 5 out of 5! Thanks...

Bren said...

oh how i love skirt steak. we use flank steak to make a very popular dish called "ropa vieja." amazing stuff!

The Food Addicts said...

This looks very good! I just love food with cumin in it.

Michele said...

I love skirt steak and I'm always looking for a different way to make it! Great post!

amandalouden said...

this looks great.

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Sandi said...

ohhh I like this.....sounds great and perfect on the grill.....thanks for sharing!!