Triple Citrus Skirt Steak

I love a good juicy steak.

 Triple Citrus Marinated Skirt Steak

One of my favorite cuts of beef is the skirt steak.  It is so flavorful, and if prepared properly it is very tender and juicy.  For the most part I use skirt steak for fajitas, and it does make some spectacular fajitas, but when I came across a pack of skirt steak at the grocery store last week I decided to do something different. 

 Triple Citrus Marinated Skirt Steak

In the produce department they have some fantastic looking citrus.  The oranges, in particular, are so fragrant this time of year.  I’ve had pork marinated in orange, garlic, and onions before at Latin restaurants.  There was no way, I reasoned, that I could not do the same basic thing to beef.  The results are very juicy, very tender, and beefy with a refreshing citrus zip.  It was great hot off the grill with a little bowl of the citrus marinade for dipping.  It was also very nice the next day served cold with some fresh greens and a citrus dressing. 

Triple Citrus Marinated Skirt Steak 

You could use this marinade on flank steak, or London broil with very good results.  This would also be good on pork loin and chicken.  If you do use this on chicken do not marinate for more than two hours. 

Triple Citrus Marinated Skirt Steak     Serves 4

1 pound skirt steak, trimmed of excess fat and silver skin
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup diced onion
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper
Oil for the grill

Triple Citrus Marinated Skirt Steak Triple Citrus Marinated Skirt Steak 

In a large plastic bag inside a bowl combine the orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, garlic, onion, cilantro, and cumin.  Mix well then reserve 1/2 cup of the mixture in a separate container.

Triple Citrus Marinated Skirt Steak 

Add the skirt steak to the bag, press out most of the air and seal.  Refrigerate overnight, or for at least four hours.

Triple Citrus Marinated Skirt Steak 

Thirty minutes before you are ready to cook remove the steak from the refrigerator and let it stand in the marinade.  Heat your grill, or grill pan, to medium high heat and brush lightly with oil.  Remove the steak from the marinade and season well with salt and pepper. 

Triple Citrus Marinated Skirt Steak 

Grill to your preferred level of doneness.  I like mine medium-rare, about three minutes per side.

Remove the steak from the grill and tent with foil.  Allow the steak to rest for ten minutes.  While the steak rests take the reserved marinade and heat it in a small sauce pan over medium heat.  Cook until it reduces slightly.  Strain into a small serving bowl.

Triple Citrus Marinated Skirt Steak

Slice the steak against the grain and serve with the warm citrus sauce.

Triple Citrus Marinated Skirt Steak

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Author: Kelly

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  • This sounds great, and I love that you used skirt steak for something besides fajitas.

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  • yum! I do something similar with flank steak all the time – it’s one of my favorites in the summer

  • a real wonder this juicy fillet steak

  • Bob

    That looks wicked fricking good. I’ve been wanting to try skirt steak, but my local grocery store never has it.

  • I haven’t really cooked with flank steak yet. That’s one thing I need to move to the top of my list. Looks really good. and cooked just the way I like, too. Medium rare.

  • LOVE me some skirt steak. It has so much flavor. This looks awesome – I already love your Pom skirt steak recipe, and this one looks just as tasty!

  • It always saddens me how people don’t think to pair beef and citrus. The combination is fabulous. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe!

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  • Great looking steak. I bet that marinade would go well with lots of different things. I want a grill…

  • Oh my god, that looks absolutely beautiful! I’ve only recently tried beef with orange and was really surprised at how well they go together.

    Mm, will have to try out this recipe, thanks for sharing!

    Hungry Jenny x

  • I have lots of citrus here in Az. This would be yummy and different. Thanks so much.

  • perfecto!looks so tender and moist. I love using skirt for my sandwiches….

  • I agree skirt steak is great! The best I ever had was at a Colombian restaurant in New Jersey…delicious! This recipe looks great too. I love all the fresh citrus flavors…yum!

  • Looks very delicious. I love the citrus flavour.

  • Yum… I love citrus marinades. Your steak sounds delicious!

  • I’ve never had great luck with skirt steak before – but I think my problem is not marinating it long enough. This looks great, so I’ll have to give it another try!

  • This would be great to make fajitas with. Love the triple citrus used here.

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