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How to Cook Skirt Steak on Stove Recipe

Chef Randy , On January 6, 2023

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Skirt steak is a relatively inexpensive piece of meat that’s quick and easy to prepare. This recipe is great when you want a hearty meal with big flavor but are short on time. The chimichurri sauce acts almost like a dressing, removing the need for marination. Simply season the steak, sear, make the sauce and plate. Below, you will see how to prepare skirt steak over a stove top using a non-stick fry pan.

Kitchen Tools to Prepare this Skirt Steak over a Stovetop Recipe:

Skirt steak recipe equipment

Equipment needed for this skirt steak in pan recipe.

  • Skillet

  • Cutting board

  • Kitchen knife

  • Measuring spoons

  • Mixing bowl

Ingredients for this Pan Seared Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce:

Skirt steak recipe ingredients

Ingredients needed for this skirt steak in pan recipe.

    INGREDIENTS FOR THE SKIRT STEAK

  • 1 lb piece of skirt steak

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • INGREDIENTS FOR THE CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or lemon juice

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cooking instructions for this Pan Seared Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce:

    SKIRT STEAK COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Trim extra fat or rough cuts of meat from the skirt steak as you unroll it. If a portion of the steak is think separate it from the rest so it does not cook uneven. You can save the extra meat trimming to make your own ground beef. Sprinkle the steak with salt and pepper on both sides to season.

  2. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in the skillet.

  3. Add the skirt steak and cook for approximately 6-8 minutes on each side, till it turns golden brown.

    Skirt steak recipe equipment

    Brown Both Sides of the Skirt Steak.

  4. Set aside.

  5. Cover with foil to keep warm and let the meat rest.

  6. Doing so allows the juices to settle back into the meat so when you cut it, the juices will stay in the meat.

  7. CHIMICHURRI SAUCE PREP INSTRUCTIONS

  8. In the mixing bowl, combine the oil, vinegar or lemon juice and spices.

  9. Remove the parsley leaves from their stalks, gather in a tight pile, and chop till fine. Add the parsley to the oil mixture and stir well to combine.

  10. Remove the parsley leaves from their stalks, gather in a tight pile, and chop till fine. Add the parsley to the oil mixture and stir well to combine.

    Skirt steak recipe equipment

    Easy Sauce for Our One Pan Skirt Steak Recipe.

  11. Plate. Cut the skirt steak in strips against the grain. The steak will be more tender when cut this way. Place a few strips of steak on each plate and drizzle the sauce right over.

Serve immediately over your favorite side, like brown rice or side of low carb cauliflower mashed potatoes if desired.

Remember there are two different types of skirt steaks. There is inside and outside skirt steak. Inside skirt steak is more tender while the outside skirt steak has more connective tissue. Make sure you use a meat tenderizer if you opt for using outside skirt steak. For more information about the most tender cuts of meat see our 5 tender fine dining cuts of meat guide.

Chef Randy

After graduating from LeCordon Bleu at the top of his class Chef Randy dove head-first into a culinary career working in many top-tier restaurants including the Golden 1 Center Arena as a lead cook. He later owned and operated a mobile woodfired pizza concept where he championed whole and natural ingredients. Chef Randy is passionate about healthy food and developing relationships with local providers for true farm-to-fork food production.