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Grilled Garlic Skirt Steak

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Perfectly juicy and delicious grilled garlic skirt steak that requires very little hands on and cooking time!  If you are having a bbq this weekend or any time this summer make sure to put this simple grilled garlic skirt steak on your menu – it will be sure to wow your guests! I love how little hands on and cooking time this requires and which allows you to have more time hanging with your friends and family.  You need less than 5 ingredients to put this together and a simple formula of 1 tsp of salt, 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 garlic clove per lb of meat.  

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Simply cover the steak with the oil, salt and garlic and then marinate the meat for 4-6 hours or over night.  Then grill about 4 minutes per side.

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Last is the most important step  for a perfectly juicy steak.  Sprinkle lightly with salt and let it rest before you cut it!  This is delicious on its own, but if you like to serve your steak with a sauce it goes great with pesto.  You can make your own (spinach pesto or regular pesto) or my favorite one is the one from Costco.

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If you are looking for more grilling recipes you can check all of mine out here.

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Grilled Garlic Skirt Steak

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Servings:6 people (could feed up to 8)
Course:Main Course
Keyword:5 Ingredients or less, BBQ, Dairy Free, entertaining, Gluten Free, Grill, Summer


  • 3 lbs skirt steak
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 3 tsp of salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Optional: Pesto for Serving



  • Option: If your steak is really long you can cut the pieces in half so they are easier to handle.
  • Place the skirt steak in a large resealable bag or glass baking dish
  • Add the minced garlic to the olive oil and pour over the steak and then sprinkle the salt over (try to evenly distribute)
  • Refrigerate 4-6 hours or overnight

Cook the Steak:

  • Preheat grill to 500 degrees
  • Place the steak over the hot part of the grill and grill 3-4 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 130-135 degrees
  • Using your hands rub the olive oil and salt all over steak to make sure to cover all the meat
  • When the steak is done, transfer it to a cutting board and sprinkle lightly with salt and let it rest on a platter for 5-10minutes before cutting (I usually cover it with foil to rest - this is the most important part!!)
  • To serve, slice the steak thinly and against the grain - Option to serve with a pesto on the side
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