Friday, May 31, 2013

Portugal & Greece Inspired Grilled Skirt Steak

There's nothing like a warm summery morning on the balcony daydreaming about trips to Greece or Portugal to inspire dinner.

Printable Recipe

Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Marinating time: 1-24 hours
Grill time: 10 minutes
Rest time: 5 minutes

Serves 4

1 skirt steak trimmed of silvery layer over meat
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp good olive oil
1 large clove of garlic finely sliced (I use a micro plane slicing plane ) or crushed
1 tbsp fresh herbs (I used fresh oregano, thyme,rosemary from my window sill garden)
1/2-1 tsp Piri Piri spice blend

1. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

2.  Strip the skirt steak of silvery layer using a very sharp knife. It makes a tough cut into a "melt in your mouth" cut.  Make shallow slices across the grain on both sides but only deep enough to to be noticed.

3.  Use a large zip lock Baggie and place the steak flatly in it.  Pour the marinade evenly over each side & massage well.  Seal the Baggie and refrigerate until 1 hour before grilling. It should be at room temperature when you grill.

4.  Grill over high heat for 5 minutes per side

5.  Remove from grill and cover with foil for 5 minutes to relax the meat.

Great served with a simple salad.

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