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

Skirt Steak Marinade

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.

Skirt Steak Marinade

Olive oil, garlic, cilantro and other flavorful items go into this delicious marinade.  I love to make up the marinade the night before I’m going to cook it and let it sit in the marinade overnight.

Marinaded skirt steak

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

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.

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.
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Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Resting time:10 mins
Total Time:20 mins


  • 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

Skirt steak needs to be cut against the grain for the juicy cut of meat.  The steak is so full of flavor and so moist and juicy.

I hope you get a chance to try one of my favorite marinade and steak recipes soon.

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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