Pomegranate Glazed Skirt Steak

First, I want to announce the winner of the stackable cooling racks from Friday.  It was Jenn from breadplusbutter.blogspot.com – comment #16 as selected from Random.org!  Yay!!  Thank you all for entering, and I am planning more giveaways in the future, so stay tuned!

Pomegranate juice is the big thing right now.  From cupcakes and frosting to salad dressing, pomegranate juice is everywhere.  I am a fan of the ruby red juice but I do not really cook with it often.  That is a shame because it offers a lot of flavor and some fantastic color.  I had to come up with a remedy for this situation.


I decided that pomegranate juice would star in a glaze.  After a lot of contemplation I decided to make a Tex-mex’ish glaze using pomegranate juice.  I wanted the tangy sweetness combined with some spicy heat, and I wanted that on some savory, rich skirt steak.  

Trust me, it really works!  The finished steak is salty, sweet and tangy.  Serve it hot with some Spiced Sweet Potatoes, or cold over some fresh greens, and you have a meal fit for company … if you can bring yourself to share.  I’m not so sure I could.  I’m greedy!

Pomegranate Glazed Skirt Steak   Serves 4

1 1/4 pounds skirt steak, trimmed
2 cups pomegranate juice
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic, sliced
2 tablespoons yellow onion, minced
1 chipote pepper in adobo, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


 Dry the skirt steak and allow it to come to room temperature.


In a deep skillet combine the remaining ingredients over medium heat.  Bring to a simmer and reduce the heat to medium low. 


Allow the sauce to reduce to 1/3 of a cup.  Strain, and reserve two tablespoons.


Season the steak with salt and pepper and place on a very hot grill.  Once you flip the steak, brush it with the glaze.  Flip again and glaze the second side.  Alternately, you can broil the skirt steak under the broiler, brushing the glaze on the meat as it broils.  Cook to your desired level of doneness.


Allow the steak to rest five minutes before slicing.  Drizzle the reserved glaze over the sliced meat.


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Author: Kelly

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  • this looks tasty. I just noticed the headline says “galzed” instead of “glazed”.

  • Kelly

    Thanks for catching the misspelling. 🙂

  • We love some skirt steak in our house so I really am looking forward to trying something like this. It would work great on chicken or pork chops as well. Especially pork chops with the sweet of the pomegranate. Hmmm, dinner tomorrow? Maybe.

  • Congrats Jenn…you are SO LUCKY!! Glaze looks super delicious Kelly…mmmmmmmmm!

  • Love the glaze! Congrats to the winner!

  • What a great use of pomegranate juice! The meat looks amazing.

  • This looks delicious. I have some pomegranate and I will be trying this. Love the glaze!

  • Oh evil, you did it again! good one. and we are starting to grill outside now. We can smell this great idea right now! Thanks from Santa Barbara, s

  • Oh yes, you posted it! This looks AMAZING. Surely will be a hit at our house. I already did shopping for this week, but this is going on next week’s list! Thank you!

  • wow that looks amazing! full of flavor yummy 🙂

  • I’ve never really won anything in my life, so this is an awesome surprise. Thanks!! =)

    That pomegranate glaze on the stack is a wonderful match. Gazed Skirt Steak, it’s what for dinner.

  • This is going on my To Do list.
    Looks wonderful.

  • Great idea to use pomegranate juice in a glaze! This looks delicious!

  • Very juicy and delicious. well done 🙂 xx

  • I’ve used frozen pomegranate juice to make salad dressings before. It has an extra zoowey to make your mouth pucker, but it never occurred to me to try regular pom in a sauce or a marinade. YUMMMMMMMM!

  • This looks great!

    Kelly, what is the difference between skirt steak and flank steak?

  • That looks absolutely wonderful! I love anything with any kind of red meat and your photo makes my mouth water. I have to try this, it looks so yummy!! Congrats Jenn, you will love those racks!

  • Pomegranate glaze sounds excellent!

  • looks great. those are flavors I enjoy a lot!

  • Wow – that post actually made my mouth water as I read it – I am going to HAVE to try this – thanks for the amazing recipe!

  • This is going to the top of my “I’ve got to cook this” list.

  • Wow!! now that looks tasty!!!

  • This looks fantastic! I have been looking for some savory applications for pomegranate. I’ve been cooking a lot of skirt steak in the broiler but now that it’s getting warmer in the Northeast I’m excited to use the grill more. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Ok, this looks fabulous. I have been looking for new grill recipes so I can’t wait to try!

  • Wishing I had pomegranate juice right now for the skirt steak in my fridge. This looks and sounds absolutely amazing.

  • this looks like a fatastic use for pomegranite

  • Update: Kelly, I made this tonight and it’s great! Served with Mojito Mashed Sweet Potatoes (the like, one Rachael Ray recipe I actually like) and Steamed Broccoli. A delicious weeknight dinner for sure! What a fabulous recipe.

  • Kelly

    Thanks Alta!! I’m glad you guys liked it. Your meal sounds really tasty!

  • That steak looks good and I like the sound of the pomegranate glaze!

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