Tender & Tasty Garlic Ginger Skirt Steak
Yeah, this is going up on the top of the list of my favorite recipes so far for 2022! Lean and Green and oh-so-delicious, I can promise you that this one is going to go to the top of your list too. Why?
Well, for starters, this meal is not only delish, it cooks FAST. I use an outside skirt steak- an often overlooked, less expensive piece of meat that cooks quickly and is really flavorful and tender. BUT, you have to prepare, cook and cut it the right way!
The second reason is because the beef is marinated- and marinading makes for super duper FLAVOR. And I know how much we LOVE flavor!!
The last reason is that the flavor carries over into the sauce... Yes! Sauce! If you follow me on social, you know the importance of having a few quick and easy sauces around to bring the flavor to even higher heights- and this recipe does just that,
Whether you cook in a cast iron pan or on the grill, the key to success is to not overcook this piece of meat- just a minute or two on each side is enough to give you a beautiful medium rare like the photo above. Let it rest while you make the sauce and slice across the grain so that you get nice, tender pieces.
Love this one up my friends and enjoy! You can lick the plate... I promise I won't tell!
2 lbs. outside skirt steak, trimmed of excess fat
1/2 C rice wine vinegar
1/4 C low sodium soy sauce
1/2 C low sodium beef broth
Place all ingredients except the beef and beef broth in a large zipper bag.
Seal the bag and using your hands, shake the bag to make the marinade.
Cut the beef into pieces small enough to fit in the pan. Add the beef, seal the bag and massage the marinade into the beef. Place bag in a bowl & put in fridge until ready to cook. Minimum 15 minutes (the longer the better)
When ready to cook, place a cast iron pan on the stove over high heat and heat to smoking. (Alternately cook the beef on an outdoor grill at medium-high heat)
Remove the meat from the marinade (DO NOT THROW AWAY THE LIQUID!) Cook the beef for 1-3 minutes on each side for medium rare- this will vary according to the thickness of the beef. Use a meat thermometer for best results and remove at 120 for medium rare.
Place the beef on a plate and let it rest while you make the sauce.
Place the pan back over the heat and add the marinade and the beef broth. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to simmer and let simmer for 1-2 minutes until thick. Pour 1 teaspoon over the steak and enjoy!
Recipe Notes & Optavia Counts
Serving size is 5 ounces of cooked steak, and each teaspoon of sauce is 1 condiment.
1 - Lean
0 - Green
1 - Condiments
0 - Healthy Fat
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