Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Balsamic Marinated Skirt Steak

On the grill.

It's dishes like this that remind me why I love beef. So tender, so flavorful -- sweet and a little smoky, all anchored by the umami flavor of the steak. It's amazing. For a perfect meal, all this needs is a little side salad (maybe a classic iceberg with a drizzle of blue cheese dressing) and perhaps some corn on the cob.

On the plate.

One note: I cooked up 12 oz. and felt 3, 4 oz. servings were quite nice. Using this math, you could get 6 servings, not 4 as the recipe suggests, out of 24 oz. of steak. Having said that, Shane ate two servings.

Balsamic Marinated Skirt Steak
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 1/2 pounds skirt steak, cut crosswise into 4 equal pieces
Oil for grates

In a resealable plastic bag or shallow dish, combine vinegar, sugar, garlic, rosemary, 1 teaspoon coarse salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Pierce meat all over with a fork; add to marinade, and turn to coat. Let marinate at room temperature at least 15 minutes, or cover and refrigerate up to 1 day.

Heat grill to high; oil grates. Remove steaks from marinade, allowing excess to drip off. Grill steaks 2 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a plate; cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let rest 5 minutes. Serves 4.


Lis said...

Holy crap that looks SO GOOD.

Love the balsamic marinade - YUM!


Peabody said...

Makes me wish that is what we were having for dinner.

emily said...

Yum, that sounds perfect, supersimple - beef never looks that good when I make it.

Unknown said...

That looks crazy tasty!

Kirsten said...

Beautiful, mouth-watering photos!! Yum!!!

Laura Rebecca said...

Thanks, guys! I can't believe how flavorful and tender this steak is -- nor how little effort has to be put in to yield such a wonderful steak!