Balsamic Grilled Skirt Steak
Photo: Aubrie Pick; Styling: Fanny Pan; Props: Kelly Allen
Yields 6 Servings Marinating Time 4 hrs Cook Time 35 mins Total Time 4 hrs 35 mins
AuthorGaby Dalkin

Los Angeles food blogger Gaby Dalkin created this vibrant, eminently doable steak for her second cookbook, What’s Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food. Coupled with her favorite sauce and a quick salsa, it’s our new go-to dish when the grill is calling our name.

 

How to Make It

1

In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, garlic, 3/4 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Add thyme and steak; turn to coat. Chill, covered, at least 4 hours and up to 12 hours. Let stand at room temperature during last hour.

2

Heat a grill to high (450° to 550°) and oil cooking grates, using a wad of oiled paper towels and long tongs. Lift steak from marinade, letting excess drip off, and season generously with salt and pepper. Grill, covered, turning often (watch for flare-ups), until lightly charred, 5 to 10 minutes for medium-rare.

3

Transfer meat to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes. Very thinly slice across the grain and at a slant.

Ingredients

 ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  cup balsamic vinegar
 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
 ¾ tsp kosher salt, plus more to taste
 ½ tsp freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
 4 sprigs thyme
 1 skirt steak (2 lbs.), cut in half crosswise

Directions

1

In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, garlic, 3/4 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Add thyme and steak; turn to coat. Chill, covered, at least 4 hours and up to 12 hours. Let stand at room temperature during last hour.

2

Heat a grill to high (450° to 550°) and oil cooking grates, using a wad of oiled paper towels and long tongs. Lift steak from marinade, letting excess drip off, and season generously with salt and pepper. Grill, covered, turning often (watch for flare-ups), until lightly charred, 5 to 10 minutes for medium-rare.

3

Transfer meat to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes. Very thinly slice across the grain and at a slant.

Balsamic Grilled Skirt Steak