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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Weekend Cooking- An Easy Steak Recipe

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If you are like me, sometimes you haven't planned what you are making for dinner and then you turn around and it's almost time for your husband to come home. What to do?

A few weeks ago this happened to me and I remembered that I had pinned a steak recipe that only took ten minutes to put together. It's called Brazilian Skirt Steak with Golden Garlic Butter, and it comes from Fine Cooking.

Brazilian Skirt Steak with Golden Garlic Butter
6 medium garlic cloves
1 1/2 pounds skirt steak
freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbs. canola or vegetable oil
4 Tbs. unsalted butter
1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Peel the garlic cloves and smash them with the side of a chef's knife. Sprinkle the garlic lightly with salt and mince it.

Pat the steak dry and season generously on both sides with salt and pepper. In a heavy duty 12-inch skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until shimmering hot. Add the steak and brown well on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer the steak to a plate and let rest while you make the garlic butter.

In an 8-inch skillet, melt the butter over low heat. Add the garlic and cook, swirling the pan frequently, until lightly golden brown, about 4 minutes. Lightly salt to taste.

Slice the steak, if you like, and transfer to four plates. Spoon the garlic butter over the steak, sprinkle with the parsley, and serve.
From Fine Cooking

I served it with potato salad that I had from the day before and some lightly sauteed spinach (with garlic and sea salt) and dinner was served in record time. Sometimes skirt steak can be chewy, but this steak was so flavorful and tender, and so easy to prepare. It's very rich tasting, so it's not something you'd have every week, but in a pinch, it's a quick, tasty weeknight dinner.

Do you have a quick, easy dinner that you can make in a pinch? Share it in comments.


  1. I love skirt steak (and flank steak) -- this is definitely easy. Adding to my to try list.

  2. I love skirt steak but my husband has an aversion to it for some odd reason. So I usually order it when we are out.

  3. Ha! My post today is about that dreaded moment when I don't have anything planned and have to ask "what do you want to eat?" We both love steak but my girls find it too tough to eat at this age, but I could be convinced to give them some ham or turkey and make this one for the adults! Sounds delicious...and you had me at 10 minutes.

  4. I love this - skirt steak is a great and affordable cut of meat and I like the simple butter sauce. And you could sub in tons of different herbs o combos of herbs instead of the parsley.

  5. I have never tried skirt skirt-I will have to try it.

  6. Mmmmm!! I love steak and this sounds so good!! Adding it to my grocery list! Here's My Weekend Cooking

  7. I generally don't fix skirt steak because of the chewiness factor but this sounds like it's worth trying.