I'm sorry but skirt steak is too chewy. We'll stick with a nice flank steak and marinate it longer than the recipe calls for. Perfect from our Traeger grill. The menu suggested along side is a great companion to the steak. Definitely need more spinach though. Very quick and easy recipe.
Thanks! It's like you read my mind. The picture looks far more appetizing than the suggested potatoes and salad.
Not sure where you're getting your Skirt Steak, but around here it's far from "budget-friendly". In the stores around me, it's $14.99/lb. I can get ribeye and strip steak for cheaper.
(for those who are looking for the rest of the dinner, pg 108 of May 2010 issue or online at http://www.myrecipes.com/menu/grilled-balsamic-skirt-steak-menu). WE subbed NY strip for the skirt steak because it was on sale, otherwise followed directions and cooked to medium-rare. Great flavor from the marinade. Served with a small salad, CL's creamed cauliflower and some pan-roasted tomatoes.
We make this every couple of weeks. It's great! Easy and quick to make, my kids LOVE it (we refer to it as my sons "favorite beef"), and even better, it is so nice I have served it to company. We grill it in the summer and use the grill pan in winter. Perfect, versatile, and delicious. The only thing I do differently is that I marinade the skirt steak for a day to make the flavors more bold.
Marinated longer than suggested, but still had little flavor. The meat was very tough, even though I pounded it first and marinated it in extra marinade. Would not make again.
Found this to be a disappointment. Too tough and chewy (and I buy high quality meats).
I found this recipe one day when I had no idea what to cook for dinner. I then typed "What's for dinner tonight" into Google and voila. This steak/tomato/spinach combination with the addition of rosemary roasted red potatoes has become a staple for my boyfriend and I. Great meal and so easy to cook! He prepares the steak and potatoes - my job is spinach and tomato salad. Perfect :-) OH! For those of you asking where you get the recipes for the side dishes they are right here: http://www.cookinglight.com/food/everyday-menus/quick-easy-beef-recipes-00400000057018/page20.html
Wonderful meal. Make the whole thing... wilted garlic spinach & blue cheese tomato salad. Do it. The sum of the parts is more than the whole- YUM! Sides are super easy too.
I liked the flavors of the marinade, but it didn't impart quite enough flavor to the steak. Next time I will reserve the marinade and baste it on when the steak is almost finished cooking. The tomato salad is a great counterpoint to the flavors of the steak, but I wished I had added some fresh herbs to add another dimension to the flavors.
Really a phenomenal recipe, especially when paired with the tomato/blue cheese side. Don't know why they don't also have a link to the sides... I did some digging and here it is - definitely AS GOOD as the main course itself! Don't miss it: Tomato-Vidalia-Blue Cheese Salad: Combine 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1¼ teaspoons white wine vinegar, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, and ⅛ teaspoon black pepper. Toss with 2½ cups halved grape tomatoes and ⅓ cup diced Vidalia onion. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese.
I also used a different cut of steak for this recipe. But the flavors were wonderful. I marinated it all day while I was at work. I served it with the spinach salad. Its a keeper.
I love this. I have made it several times with just the amount (4hours) of marinating. My boys even love it and its a way to get some spinach in them. Yes they even eat the spinach. So good and not a bad dinner for the family!
Thought this was okay. Marinated the steak for twice the amount of time recommended but expected more flavor. Will make again but may increase the amount of balsamic vinegar or add a little soy sauce and marinade overnight.
Great! Easy to make. Served it just like in the picture, over a salad with blue cheese crumbles on it.
The recipe is delicious!! I used Balsamic vinaigrette, Splenda blend sugar, garlic that comes in a jar preminced, (not the dry spice), I marinated for 50 mins, (flip over at 25 mins), & probably the most important thing I changed was the cut of meat!! I used top round extra thin cut, similar to sirloin tip.
Whoever created this recipe and said you could marinate the steak for 25 minutes was kidding themselves. I wish I had read reviews ahead of time because I would have used a tenderizer and then marinated overnight. As it was, it was inedible :( If you use common sense for marinating you might be fine.
Delicious!!! Let it marinate for a day (instead of 20 minutes) and you won't be sorry!
Very bland; I don't know if the meat needed to marinate longer than the recipe specified or what.
For those looking for the spinach and tomato side dish recipes, look below the recipe and you'll find "This Recipe Featured In" with a link to the Grilled Balsamic Skirt Seak Menu. The side dish recipes can be found there.
This was very good. Used flank steak instead of skirt, and marinated it for 24 hrs before grilling it. Served with recommend tomato- Vidalia blue cheese salad, (awesome!) and sautéed fiddlehead ferns. I would make this again.
This was so delicious. Skirt steak is a real favorite in our home. I made the tomato salad and threw in half a cubed avocado because that enhances the absorption of lycopene from the tomatoes. I usually serve the spinach, but I had the first white corn of the season on hand, so served that instead.
Quick and easy! I marinated the meat all day...meat was so tender, could cut it with just a fork. I served it with a baked potato, fresh asparagus, a tossed green salad and homemade bread. Delisious!
For the spinach and tomato sides click on: Grilled Balsamic Skirt Steak Menu, which is listed under: This Recipe Featured In, which is under the steak's recipe. Hope this helps!
Great recipe! Here's the side salad others are talking about: Mix 1 tbsp olive oil, 1.25 tsp white wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. Toss with 2.5 c halved grape tomatoes, 1.3 c diced sweet onion (Vidalia if you can find it), 3 tbsp blue cheese (I used more).
I made this recipe as shown along with both sides. I loved the steak as well as the tomato salad. The spinach was too garlicly for my taste, and I love garlic. The steak and the tomato salad will go into rotation though.
Top shelf without question! Made it a few weeks ago after racking my brain and searching for something new, healthy and pleasing. I followed the instructions to the letter and had the left overs with eggs the next morning! A must try!
Fantastic! Much better than I thought it would be. Served it with CL's Creamed Spinach (fantastic as well), and roasted potatoes. Will definitely make this again.
I was skeptical at first and wasn't sure how my husband would like it but the flavor is great! I made the grape tomato salad from the meal recipe and it was fantastic and a great combination of flavors! Will definitely make again perhaps on an outdoor grill mmmmm
Another easy, quick weeknight meal:) I used a flat iron steak and cooked on the grill but I did not alter any of the other ingredients. I served this with oven roasted potatoes and carrots. I will make this again.
Great flavor!!! Can't wait to make it again! I accidentally used Balsamic Vinaigrette instead of vinegar and it was still awesome!
This was delish! I served it with the garlic spinach and the grape tomato vidalia onion salad featured in the magazine. It was a very well-balanced and flavorful meal!
The flavor was ok. If I made it again I would season it up a little more with some fresh herbs. What I didn't like about it was that the meat was a little tough/chewy.
I made the whole meal (including the spinach & tomato salad) for my fiance who is a pretty picky eater & a good cook himself. He raved & said this is the best meal I've ever made for him. This would definitely be something I would serve to guests & it was really easy!
here's the sides - http://www.cookinglight.com/food/everyday-menus/quick-easy-beef-recipes-00400000057018/page10.html
I made this whole dinner (sides included, from the magazine) and thought it was awesome! The marinade was a little sweet for my liking, but went well with the sides. I reviewed the whole meal on my blog, www.starvingkitten.com
made as is and it was wonderful! Only marinated a few minutes and cooked stovetop. Really good!
pls explain again how to find the sides that acconpany this recipe. couldn't find anywhere. thanx.
I used on venison steak and it gave it a great flavor. My kids liked that it had a sweet taste to it.
This is an amazing dish, love the flavors and ease of preparation, my kids even like it!
This recipe is fantastic. I had a couple of friends over for dinner and I had to give them a copy of the recipe when they left. I will definitely make this again. I served it with the tomato/onion/blue cheese salad and corn on the cob - the entire meal was a big hit.
Skirt Steak is great and the marinade is good. Someone let us know where to find the salad and spinach? Have searched with no luck!!!??
I loved this recipe and did not think that I would, because I usually think that the skirt steak is too tough. I would so appreciate having the recipes that went with it-tomatoes with cheese or is that a salad?
My 14 year old was with me as I was flipping through my Cooking Light magazine and asked me to make this recipe. This was not one of our favorites. I think it was the combination of balsamic vinegar, worcestershire sauce and sugar that they didn't like.
This recipe looks like it would be a 5 star - outstanding recipe. However I, too, have not prepared it yet (must buy some skirt steak first!). As another person asked, how do I find the recipes for the remainder of the meal, i.e. the tomato/blue cheese/& ? salad? Love this site!!!
I have not made this recipe yet although it sounds wonderful. What I was wondering was how do you find the recipes for the entire meal? I would love to make the tomato salad and spinach as well. Thanks for the help.
I made this entire meal after seeing it in my Cooking Light magazine. It was a last minute meal. The steak was extremely flavorful. I cooked it in a grill pan on the stove. Perfect. The spinach was delicious and the blue cheese was a great touch to the salad. It is a quick meal to fix although it tastes like it would be much more trouble to make. I would make this again.
This steak was delicious! I used a grilled sirloin instead of the skirt steak, and cooked the whole thing (not cut up) on the outdoor grill. The true shining aspect of this recipe is the tomato, onion, and blue cheese salad---it is absolutely delightful! I just sauteed spinach in butter on the side, and all of the flavors went very well together. Yum!
Am going to try this..sounds great. For those wanting to know about the spinach & tomato salad, look under menu & ask for Grilled Balsamic Steak - they will come up under that.
Spinach recipe looks like one from Martha Stewart for Sauteed Spinach with Garlic. http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/sauteed-spinach-with-garlic Salad appears to be Cherry Tomatoes with Gorgonzola & Lemon vinaigrette. Vinaigrette recipe is also Martha Stewart. http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/lemon-vinaigrette-cooking-school
What is skirt steak?
I don't usually make the entire suggested meals, but I'm glad I added the tomato salad and spinach with this steak. Everything was SO good and complimented each other nicely. I marinated the steak for a good 5 hours then grilled it outside, and it turned out tender and full of flavor. The tomato salad was so fresh and delicious I couldn't decide which I liked better. I will definitely be making this whole meal again.
This was a very flavorful steak. My whole family loved it. I made the tomato side as well as the spinach. We liked the tomatoes but disliked the spinach.
My husband and I prepared this dish last night and loved the recipe. My husband put it on our outdoor grill versus the grill pan used in the recipe and it turned out well. We would use the recipe to entertain since it presents very well with the sauteed spinach and tomato salad, but we will also prepare it again for the two of us. It is easy and filling without being too heavy.