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