Cuban-style Skirt Steak is a glorious dish to prepare and enjoy. The intoxicatingly rich herbal flavor of the Chimichurri sauce is not to be surpassed by any other. Perfect with fried plaintains or grilled corn on the cob or a wonderful bean salad.
Cuban-Style Skirt Steak

Cuban-Style Skirt Steak (Churrasco Estilo Cubano)
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Recipe type: Main, Entree
Serves: 4 to 6
  • 3 pounds beef skirt steak
  • 30 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 Cups orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 Cup white onion, minced
  • 1 Cup olive oil
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 Cup vinegar
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2/3 Cup olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup onion
  • 1 dash red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. For marinade: process garlic and peppercorns in food processor to a paste. Remove and stir in orange juice, white onion and oregano. Let set at room temperature for 30 minutes. Whisk in olive oil until well blended.
  2. Remove skirt steak from package and pat dry. Place in large bowl and cover with marinade and refrigerate covered for approximately 2 hours.
  3. For Chimichurri: put all ingredients except olive oil in blender and pulse to a thick mixture. Do Not Over Process!
  4. Remove from blender and stir in olive oil. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  5. Remove meat from marinade and grill over medium high heat, approx. 7 to 9 minutes per side.
  6. Serve topped with Chimichurri and fried plantain strips.
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