Skirt Steak Marinade

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Have you tried Skirt Steak? I love skirt steak for many reasons… it’s usually a great price… it marinades beautifully… and it’s quick to cook up! So today I’ve got my favorite Skirt Steak Marinade to share with you.

Skirt Steak Marinade

Why Marinade?

Marinating steak helps with the tenderization of the protein. As the steak sits in the it’s tasty bath it helps to break down the muscle fibers. It also adds flavor as it soaks in the delicious marinade.

Ingredients for Marinade Recipe

Likely you’ve got everything you need to whip up this marinade right now. If you’re not familiar with skirt steak it’s long, flat cut of meat. It is best if you marinade it and then cut it thinly after it cooks. A flank steak works great with this marinade too. You could use any cut of beef you like, but my favorite with this recipe is a skirt steak.

  • olive oil
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • garlic
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • cumin
  • cilantro
  • lime juice
making steak marinade

Skirt Steak Marinade Recipe

Add the olive oil, garlic, cilantro and other into a sealed container or a large ziploc bag. love to make up the marinade the night before I’m going to cook it and let it sit in the marinade overnight.

steak marinating

Pull your steak out of the fridge about 30 minutes prior to grilling to bring it up to room temperature.

grilled skirt steak

Once your grill pan is heated up well at medium high it only takes about 2-4 minutes per side to have these delicious skirt steaks finished. Make sure your pan is hot before putting the steak on the grill pan or your outside grill. You can also use a cast iron skillet. With a hot grill or pan you will get a quick sear that helps to seal in the juices.

sliced skirt steak

Here’s my favorite skirt steak marinade!

5 from 1 vote

Skirt Steak Marinade

Easy weeknight dinner with this great skirt steak marinade.  Makes a delicious and juicy steak.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Resting time:10 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes


  • 2-3 pounds skirt steak
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • juice of 1 lime


  • Prepare marinade and submerge your skirt steak into the marinade.
  • Place marinading steak into the fridge and keep it there for at least 6-8 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Pull meat from fridge 30 minutes prior to grilling.
  • Heat grill or grill pan to medium high heat.
  • Grill 2-4 minutes per side.
  • Let me rest 5-10 minutes prior to cutting.
  • Cut the steak against the grain for the juicy steak!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: steak, meat, dinner
Author: Maryann @ Domestically Speaking
come grab my favorite marinade for skirt steak

You need to slice the skirt steak against the grain for this juicy cut of meat. The steak is so full of flavor and so moist and juicy.

juicy and delicious skirt steak

I hope you get a chance to try this skirt steak recipe soon. It’s delicious on it’s own served with some sides, but it’s also great as skirt steak tacos. Fill tortillas with the tasty steak and top with some salsa or chimichurri sauce

Favorite Skirt Steak Marinade for the most favorable skirt steak


  1. 5 stars
    Getting ready to buy ingredients to make the second time!! It was wonderful, by the way!! How many people, would you think, each skirt steak would feed? I am planning to make sides.

    1. So glad you liked it Donna! This feeds our family of 5 with no leftovers, with sides on the dinner – just depends how big of eaters you have.

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