Balsamic Grilled Skirt Steak
Photo: Aubrie Pick; Styling: Fanny Pan; Props: Kelly Allen
Yields6 ServingsMarinating Time4 hrsCook Time35 minsTotal Time4 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