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Beef Skirt Steak question

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Anyone ever smoke one? Any tried and true marinades? Never done one. Have a deal at the local store, so....Thanks
post #2 of 16
Skirt steak is 2nd cousin to the flank steak, it's the upper diaphram muscle off the inside of the plate. Kmart used to use it for their 'steak special' dinners back in the 60's and 70's. Just like a flank, any kind of acid marinade would tenderize it; it does have some connective tissue you can peel off to help, too. (I like beer myself to marinade it in! ... burp.. er, sorry!) PDT_Armataz_01_19.gif
post #3 of 16
Carne Esada for the skirts!
post #4 of 16
There ya go! Good stuff. Year before last for the SuperBowl, I marinaded strips of it in lime juice and cilantro overnight, then skewered and grilled them. Used a grocery steak rub on them too. Turned out fantastic and would do that again.
post #5 of 16
I have never smoked one but have made them many times on the grill on inside in a cast iron skillet. Lends itself to fast cooking. Remember to slice against the grain.
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks. Sounds good. carne asada, love that stuff. Cilantro and lime juice sounds good.
post #7 of 16
x2 on that.....oranges, lemons, onions as a merinade. go to a carnes ciedia and get a gallon of their house merinade...best bet...yummmies
post #8 of 16
Skirt steak... marinade... grilling... sounds like you guys have converged on authentic fajitas!
post #9 of 16
I fry my skirt steaks like a steak. I lay it out straight, and then roll it up. I use toothpicks to hold it together. Now depending on the width of the skirt I slice it into 2 or 3 rolled up steaks, and put them on the grill. To eat just pull out the toothpick and unroll as you go. Any of the marinades or rubs could be used before or after rolling.
post #10 of 16
Kinda a thin cut of meat for smoking. We usually flip them on a hot grill two times and chow down. Try some Mojo Crillio for your marinade. PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
post #11 of 16
did one last week funny you should ask... i will do a complete post tomorrow. smoked them low temp for a couple hours and then a quicky sear on the grill to finish them off.

top ziplock has the skirt steaks, bottom has som chicken breasts, in a lime marinade

on the smoker

done, coming off the smoker

sliced for fajitas
post #12 of 16
Beautiful, Erain!! Makes me hungry for them all over again.....need some tortillas and guacamole and you're set! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Nice Erain. That looks awesome. Nice job. Guess I will be doing that. Early cinco de mayo feast this weekend, well Sunday it will have to be.
post #14 of 16
have recipies for home made guaucamole and a version of smoked picante i made up... will post later.
post #15 of 16
The man has got it going on!
post #16 of 16
Man they look good! I buy skirt steak at a local specialty deli already marinaded, absolutely makes a great meal. Does anyone know of a good marinade for these steaks? I would love to try my own because they charge $12.00 per lb. for the pre-packaged ones.
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