I love skirt steak. It's a great and inexpensive cut of meat from the plate section, behind the cow's front legs. Lots of flavor but not the most tender cut. Marinating a skirt steak before cooking it will add even more flavor and help tenderize it.
Serves 4 with leftovers. Serves 8 if you're serving other sides or starters.
Skirt Steak Fajitas + Cumin Soy Lime Marinade
for the marinade:
juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chile powder
for the fajitas:
2 lbs skirt steak
grapeseed oil, as needed
3 bell peppers, red, green, orange or yellow, stemmed, seeded, sliced
1 large yellow onion, sliced
12-16 tortillas, corn or flour
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Stir together lime juicem soy, olive oil, worcestershire sauce, garlic, cumin and chile powder. Cut each skirt steak to into 2 or 3 pieces so they will fit on grill, skillet or grill pan, if needed. Place marinade in bowl or large zip lock bag, add steak, coat in marinade. Let marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.
When done, remove steak from marinade, discard marinade and blot steak with towel. Heat a grill, skillet or grill pan over medium high heat. Oil grates with grapeseed oil to lubricate if necessary to prevent sticking. Once hot, place steak on grill. Let once grill marks form, (about 30 seconds) give it a quarter turn. Cook about 1 minute, flip, do the same, cooking to desired level of doneness. Set steak aside to rest before slicing.
While steak is resting, cook the onions and peppers. If cooking on the stove, add a splash of oil to the skillet or grill pan still over medium high heat. If cooking on a grill, place oiled skillet or grill basket directly on the grill rack and heat. Once hot, add onions and peppers, cook, stirring frequently to avoid burning. Cook until onions are soft.
Throw tortillas in the hot pan or on the grill for 15 seconds, it will warm them and improve the flavor.
Serve with sour cream, salsa, lettuce, fresh herbs, rice and beans, hot sauce, whatever you like.