Monday, September 19, 2011

Grilled Skirt Steak with Thai Red Chili Sauce & Fresh Thai Basil

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While gazing across the butcher counter at Whole Foods yesterday, we came across some beautiful Skirt Steak for $7.99 lb...a decent deal considering the hefty price tag this (what used to be considered modest) cut of meat is demanding now a days.

It seems 10-15 years ago....


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...you could pick up Skirt Steak for $3.99 lb...but its tender, juicy, marbled texture ~ perfect for soaking up marinades and best cooked on a screaming hot grill ~ has elevated its status.

Last night we simply salt and peppered the Skirt Steak on both sides, then grilled it quickly over a super hot charcoal grill...(about 3-4 minutes per side). We accompanied the steak with a homemade chimichurri sauce, grilled artichokes, lemon and bread.

Here, I took the leftover Skirt Steak and (craving some heat) whipped up a Thai Red Chili Sauce.  Lightly drizzling the sauce over the top of the meat and finishing it off with fragrant, fresh Thai basil... made a perfect low carb lunch ...before prepping potatoes for dinner!

Click Here for the SPICY Recipe: Thai Red Chili Sauce
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15 comments:

Kevin (BBQ Smoker Site) said...

One of the most affordable and overlooked cuts of meat out there! Phenomenal photos!

I like the sweetened chili sauces, as pure heat Thai style is a little too hot hot hot! for me. :)

Aarthi said...

This dish looks really yummy and mouthwatering…I am drooling over here….Anyway thanks for the recipe dear…Will try it out soon…

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

StephenC said...

Skirt steak and flatiron steak are perhaps not terribly well-known. Good value, great texture and flavor. And I concur, your photos are truly wonderful.

Care's Kitchen said...

thanks :) We love Skirt Steak!!!

Clint said...

looks wonderful. Great shots, too. Maybe a burgundy with that?

Care's Kitchen said...

I had it for lunch so I drank good ol H2O...but a Burgundy or Pinot...or a crisp cold beer would be perfect!!! :)

Shawnda said...

I saw this on Foodgawker and had to say how fantastic it looks! The colors are so striking. And the flavor combo sounds wonderful!

Lea Ann said...

I can still find skirt steak at Mexican markets for that reasonable price, but I have to drive across town to get it ... and with the price of gas and the time it takes :)
Isn't chimichurri sauce just the best? I happen to be making some tonight. That hot sauce looks ... well ... HOT!

sherri@crunchtimefood.com said...

Thai seasonings are my favorite or are they Vietnamese. It's a tie. I'm always chicken shrimping my thai food, so I love your beef attack with a great thai sauce that packs a punch. I have bookmarked and will make real soon. Thanks

Nicole said...

the prices for edible food these days is quite scary. But you really do have to pay for quality.
i should not be reading your blog after dinner. i SO need a snack now!!!

Amy said...

These are mouth-watering goodness! Gorgeous food and beautiful photography!

Karen said...

Love, love, love that chili sauce. I kinda want to just slurp up that spoonful! The steak looks perfect, but I'm with you on the escalating price. it used to be so cheap, er, reasonably priced!!!

Jenn said...

Looks amazing! Love chili sauce... thanks for the link to the recipe, now I can make my own!! YUM!

Nuts about food said...

I would pay for that piece of meat right now. A lot.

thailand holidays said...

Looks wonderful. I would like to savor and try it with rice on the side. I am craving for it now.