Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer Grilling

Today I am joining Kelly and sharing one of my favorite summer grilling recipes...

With temperatures steadily climbing, I find myself wanting to spend as little time as possible in a hot kitchen.  Actually, with  gardening occupying most of my time, cooking in the summer consists mostly of what can be cooked on the grill fastest.  Skirt steak, while a bit difficult to find, is perfect for a quick dinner...with a little forethought.

Marinated Skirt Steak

1 Skirt steak
1 bottle of Dos Equis Lager
5-6 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
Juice of 4 limes
1 tsp. Salt and Pepper
Cilantro, optional

Remove the tough silver skin membrane from the skirt steak.  Here is a video to help with that.  
Place steak in a marinade bag or in a suitable dish for marinading.
Pour enough beer over steak to cover, then add the lime juice.
Add salt and garlic cloves and add to marinade bag.  
Seal and place in refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours...overnight provides the best results, but if you are short on time 4 hours will do.
Heat grill to medium-high heat.  Remove steak from marinade mixture and add pepper to taste.
Grill until cooked through.
Remove from grill and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

As I mentioned above, skirt steak can be a little harder to find, but if you befriend your local butcher you should be successful.  It is a very tough piece of meat, 24 hours marinading will give the best results as it gives the marinade time to break down the tough fibers.
My family enjoys this wrapped in homemade tortillas with crisp, fresh lettuce and Mexican rice on the side.
A delicious, (relatively) quick meal to make that keeps you out of the kitchen and allows for more time to enjoy these beautiful summer days.

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