Beef Skirt Steak question

Discussion in 'Beef' started by cajunsmoke13, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Anyone ever smoke one? Any tried and true marinades? Never done one. Have a deal at the local store, so....Thanks
  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Skirt steak is 2nd cousin to the flank steak, it's the upper diaphram muscle off the inside of the plate. Kmart used to use it for their 'steak special' dinners back in the 60's and 70's. Just like a flank, any kind of acid marinade would tenderize it; it does have some connective tissue you can peel off to help, too. (I like beer myself to marinade it in! ... burp.. er, sorry!) [​IMG]
  3. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Carne Esada for the skirts!
  4. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    There ya go! Good stuff. Year before last for the SuperBowl, I marinaded strips of it in lime juice and cilantro overnight, then skewered and grilled them. Used a grocery steak rub on them too. Turned out fantastic and would do that again.
  5. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    I have never smoked one but have made them many times on the grill on inside in a cast iron skillet. Lends itself to fast cooking. Remember to slice against the grain.
  6. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks. Sounds good. carne asada, love that stuff. Cilantro and lime juice sounds good.
  7. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    x2 on that.....oranges, lemons, onions as a merinade. go to a carnes ciedia and get a gallon of their house bet...yummmies
  8. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    Skirt steak... marinade... grilling... sounds like you guys have converged on authentic fajitas!
  9. reinman

    reinman Fire Starter

    I fry my skirt steaks like a steak. I lay it out straight, and then roll it up. I use toothpicks to hold it together. Now depending on the width of the skirt I slice it into 2 or 3 rolled up steaks, and put them on the grill. To eat just pull out the toothpick and unroll as you go. Any of the marinades or rubs could be used before or after rolling.
  10. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Kinda a thin cut of meat for smoking. We usually flip them on a hot grill two times and chow down. Try some Mojo Crillio for your marinade. [​IMG]
  11. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    did one last week funny you should ask... i will do a complete post tomorrow. smoked them low temp for a couple hours and then a quicky sear on the grill to finish them off.

    top ziplock has the skirt steaks, bottom has som chicken breasts, in a lime marinade

    on the smoker

    done, coming off the smoker

    sliced for fajitas
  12. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful, Erain!! Makes me hungry for them all over again.....need some tortillas and guacamole and you're set! [​IMG]
  13. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice Erain. That looks awesome. Nice job. Guess I will be doing that. Early cinco de mayo feast this weekend, well Sunday it will have to be.
  14. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    have recipies for home made guaucamole and a version of smoked picante i made up... will post later.
  15. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The man has got it going on!
  16. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Man they look good! I buy skirt steak at a local specialty deli already marinaded, absolutely makes a great meal. Does anyone know of a good marinade for these steaks? I would love to try my own because they charge $12.00 per lb. for the pre-packaged ones.

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