Whiskey Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce #SundaySupper

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Quickly grill a flavorful skirt steak marinated in a whiskey honey marinade.  Top the whiskey skirt steak with a herbaceous chimichurri sauce for a healthy, low-calorie BBQ.  

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There is nothing like a little competition to get the creative juices going, even if it is in your head. My husband was planning his yearly men’s only golf trip and what he was going to bring to cook. He was talking about the different marinades he wanted to make, and what he was going to have with it. I have to say my feathers got a little ruffled. He is a good cook, and I was glad he could get away. But, oh yes, there is a but.

He rarely cooks at home and if he does, he plans what meat he is making. Then he believes dinner is done. Forget any vegetables or anything to go with it. He just presumes they will magically appear. You know the little fairy chef is going to appear and make them. Here he is talking on the phone to his buddies about the food they are going to bring, how much golf and fun they are going to have. I got a little chip on my shoulder. He has been traveling a lot lately which leaves me to pick up all the slack, and I am extraordinarily burnt out.

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Rather than act like the two-year-old that my thoughts were behaving like, I decided to make a fantastic marinade of my own. I had an absolutely gorgeous cut of skirt steak, which needed an equally scrumptious marinade to go with it. It all started with a little whiskey. Skirt steak is an incredibly flavorful cut of beef and cooks very quickly. That makes it perfect for a weeknight or party. To match the simplicity of the skirt steak, I used a few simple ingredients in the marinade. As soon as I tasted the marinade, I knew this whiskey skirt steak was going to be good.

The next day, I took the whiskey skirt steak out of the marinade and patted the whiskey skirt steak dry with some paper towels. This is one of the most important steps. You want your meat to be dry. This will help the outside sear in all those delectable juices. With  just a few minutes on the grill, your skirt steak will be cooked to a perfect medium-rare. Take it off the heat and let it sit. Don’t touch it; don’t cut it. Just let it rest. Walk out of the kitchen if you need to. The skirt steak is going to smell so good that it will take all your willpower not to touch it. It will be worth it.

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I love to serve skirt steak with a chimichurri sauce. A chimichurri sauce is made with an abundance of fresh herbs, garlic and vinegar. Think of it like a South American pesto. I like to add a little fresh lime juice to mine for added freshness. Since skirt steak is very common in Latin America, it pairs nicely with the chimichurri. This is the type of dinner that makes you “oh and ah” over every single mouthful.

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Whiskey Marinated Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce #SundaySupper

Course Main Dish Beef
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 310 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp . whiskey
  • 2 tbsp . honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp . kosher salt , divided
  • 1/4 tsp . fresh ground black pepper , divided
  • 2 1/2 lbs . skirt steak

Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 tbsp . fresh minced oregano
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp . extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, whiskey, honey, olive oil, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. black pepper.
  2. Pour into a plastic bag and add the skirt steak. Marinate overnight.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together ingredients for chimichurri sauce and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  4. Pour a little oil onto a paper towel and whip a grill pan with the oil.
  5. Put over medium-high heat and heat until pan just starts to smoke.
  6. Cook the skirt steak on one side for 3 minutes. Turn over and cook for another 2 minutes for medium rare steak.
  7. Place the steak onto a cutting board and let rest for at least 5 minutes.
  8. Thinly slice the steak across the grain.
  9. Serve with sauce.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 8 WW smart points

Nutrition Facts
Whiskey Marinated Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce #SundaySupper
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 30g 60%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. I love chimichurri sauce on steak. Now you have bumped it up even more with the whisky marinade. What a fabulous meal indeed.
  2. I've used a whisky marinade on flank steak---so yummy! Now I need to kick it up with some chimichurri sauce! What a marvelous meal!
  3. I love chimichurri sauce, but man you kicked it up by using whisky in your marinade! Great idea!
  4. Time to break out the whiskey so I can try this!
  5. Ha, my hubby totally expects the side dish fairy to show up, too. Thought I suppose it's because he would be happy to just tuck into a gorgeous steak like this, and not even bother with anything else.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Brianne, I think it is a man thing. I have to admit, I would be quite happy just to eat steak every once in a while
  6. Skirt steak is my fave fave fave. I adore your dish!
  7. Christie! I love chimichurri sauce on steak as well, and your looks very very good!
  8. So much incredible flavor from the chimichurri sauce and whiskey marinade. This steak looks so delicious!
  9. So easy, yet so impressive!!
  10. Whisky and honey marinade sounds perfect to me! I got to make this real soon!
  11. My husband is going by the butcher this week because he saw your recipe. LOL! Looks amazing!
  12. What a great meal! I love the marinade and that chimichurri sauce is perfect!
  13. I love the marinade and chimchurri sauce it looks absolutly fabulous!
  14. I love everything about this recipe. I have a teeny tiny bottle of bourbon for marinade (airplane sized) that lasts forever. I'm going to finish it off with this recipe!
  15. Christie this looks marvelous and perfect for grilling season. I love the fresh herb sauce on top.
  16. This looks beautiful! Great Minds think alike. We both did a Chimichurri post on the same day! I love that you added cilantro and red onion to yours. I am going to have to try that the next time I grill up some skirt steak
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Thanks Chandra. I know parsley is the normal choice but we love cilantro and always have it on hand. It was a nice change.
  17. You can never go wrong with booze and beef then add that chimichurri and it is over the top YUM!!

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