How to Cook a Skirt Steak

How to Cook a Skirt Steak

Skirt steak is delicious and you will love it once you taste it. To enjoy this rich and satisfying meal, you do not need to visit some of these fancy steak restaurants. You only need the recipe to prepare your skirt steak at home. It is fast and simple to prepare so you too can do it at home.

As such, this guide gives you directions to follow when you are preparing a skirt steak. It also outlines the ingredients that you will need to prepare this delicious meal.  

Ingredients

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Like any other recipe, skirt steak has specific ingredients that you should carefully follow when you prepare it.

  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • 3 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions for cooking skirt steak

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The directions for cooking skirt steak are easy to follow and you can prepare this delicious food using an iron pan or skillet. Whilst many people prefer to use a read-meat thermometer when preparing skirt steak, it is possible to prepare it without this device. Anyway, the first step is to prepare the steak meat.

Skirt steak is that flat steak found around the ribs of the cow and it is rich in flavor and also lean. Its thinness makes it the easiest steak to cook at home. The first step is to remove moisture from the steak so that it is dry when you cook it. If you take the steak from the fridge, leave it for about an hour to release all moisture.

You can also use a paper towel to dry the skirt steak so that its exterior can quickly brown. When you are satisfied that your steak is dry, you can season both sides with fresh black pepper and kosher salt. You can also choose another recipe of marinade as you are going to see below.  

While readying the steak for final cooking, you must heat the cast iron pan to the temperature level that you desire. You then rub sufficient olive oil over your steak to form a light coat. You should oil the meat instead of the pan to cut down on smoke. After this stage, your stake is now ready for cooking.

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When you are satisfied that the pan is hot, place your steak and make sure you leave it undisturbed. The high heat from the iron pan will make the steak brown quickly. When you see deep brown texture on the outer surface of the steak, flip it to the other side. You must heat the steak on the first side for about three minutes then cook the other side for about two minutes.

The steak is very easy and quick to cook and as a general rule, you must make sure that both sides are sufficiently browned before taking the meat off the heat. The interior is likely to be medium cooked when both sides are browned which is not so bad. Should you wish, you can cook the steak for a longer period.

While cooking the steak over a heated iron pan, you can notice that a thermometer is not necessary. You can use your eyes to observe the stage by stage cooking process of the meat in the pan. You decide the level of brownness that you desire on your steak.

After cooking, you leave the steak to rest for about ten minutes if it is thin while large steak would require about 30 minutes rest. You then slice your steak into thin piece against the grain. Smaller strips help to improve your eating experience of the steak since they are easy to chew.

The whole cooking process of preparing the skirt steak will take you about 30 minutes which gives you time to perform other tasks. You can monitor the steak cooking while you relax as long as you maintain the right temperature of the cooker.

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Alternatively, you can also prepare your skirt steak using marinade. You can do this by mixing all the ingredients in a zip bag then add the steak. You can then marinate for about 30 minutes before you cook. The cooking process of the marinated steak however is the same as the one not marinated.

When your dish is ready, you can serve as breakfast or add it to your dinner. The other thing is that you can also add grilled or fresh veggies to the roasted steak. You can also add fried eggs to the steak and the result is excellent.

If you really love delicious skirt steak, you can easily do it at home instead of visiting restaurants. Just stick to the recipe and you are done.

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