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Garlic Dijon Skirt Steak
Skirt Steak Fajitas with Lime and Black Pepper

Garlic Dijon Skirt Steak (courtesy of Gourmet Magazine)

Prep: 25 min

Cook: 6 min

Servings: 1-2

Ingredients: 2 garlic cloves, minced; 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard; 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice; 1 (10-ounce) skirt steak.

In a bowl, stir together the garlic, mustard, and lime juice. Trim the steak if necessary. Rub steak with mustard mixture and marinate 15 minutes. Heat a well-seasoned ridged grill pan over moderately high heat until just smoking and grill steak 3 minutes on each side. (Alternatively, broil steak on the rack of a broiler pan about 4 inches from heat.) Transfer steak to a platter and let stand, uncovered, 5 minutes. With a sharp knife, diagonally cut the steak across the grain into 1/3-inch-thick slices and serve with coleslaw and fries.


Skirt Steak Fajitas with Lime and Black Pepper




Ingredients: 2 large onions, peeled and cut lengthwise into 6 wedges, leaving root ends intact; 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil; 2 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar; 1 1/2 teaspoons salt; 1/4 cup fresh lime juice; 2 pounds skirt steak, halved crosswise; 2 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper; 18 flour tortillas; 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves; 1 cup salsa (homemade or store-bought).

Prepare grill for cooking. Thread onions onto skewers (or put in grill basket), then brush with 1/2 tablespoon oil and season with salt and pepper. When fire is medium-hot (you can hold your hand 5 inches above rack for three-to-four seconds), grill onions, turning occasionally, until tender, 16-to-20 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. When just cool enough to handle, cut onions into 1-inch pieces and toss with vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. While onions are grilling, stir together lime juice and remaining teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons oil in a shallow dish, then add steak and marinate at room temperature, turning once, 10 minutes. Pat steak dry, then rub with pepper. Grill steak on lightly oiled grill rack, turning once, 6-to-10 minutes total for medium-rare. Transfer to cutting board, then let stand 5 minutes before cutting diagonally into thin slices. While steak is standing, toast tortillas directly on grill rack, turning once, until puffed slightly and browned in spots, about 1 minute total. Serve steak, onions, cilantro and a spoonful of salsa all wrapped in tortillas. Cook's note: If you aren't able to grill, onions (no need to skewer) and steak can be cooked in a lightly oiled well-seasoned ridged grill pan over moderately high heat, and tortillas can be toasted over gas (hold with tongs) or directly on top of electric burners. Cut skirt steak into pieces to fit in grill pan and grill in batches without crowding.