Lime soaked cumin-crusted skirt steak

My best friend was here to visit us and I wanted to make a great dinner for her. Recently, Joelen of Joelen’s Culinary Adventures had a Chilean Dinner party and all the recipes sounded delicious. I decided to make the skirt steak with the Chilean rice. OH MY GOODNESS the steak was FANTASTIC. I was a bit skeptical at first that the lime juice would over power the meat but it didnt. This was a great meal!



2 lbs skirt steaks
1 cup fresh lime juice (about 8 limes)

For the rub:
3 tablespoons cumin seeds (or 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin)
2 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/3 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
I omitted the relish on top..

Place the steak in a shallow dish and pour the lime juice over it. Cover the dish and let it stand in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour, turning occasionally.

Light up a fire in your grill.

In a small bowl, combine all the rub ingredients and mix well. Remove the steak from the marinade, pat dry with paper towels, and rub it all over with the spice rub, pressing gently to be sure it sticks.

When the fire has died down and the coals are hot (you can hold your hand 5 inches from the grill surface for 1 to 2 seconds), place the steak on the grill and cook until well-seared on one side, about 4 minutes. Turn and continue to cook to the desired doneness, about 4 minutes more for rare. To check for doneness: Make a 1/4-inch cut in the thickest part of the meat and take a peek; it should be slightly less done than you like it. Remove the steak from the heat, cover it loosely with foil, and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Serve with rice.


4 Comments on “Lime soaked cumin-crusted skirt steak”

  1. I am finding lime to be the ingredient that never stops giving. It sparks up most dishes. I bet it worked here, too.

  2. Molly Jean says:

    Wow, I would have thought that was a lot of lime too. I’m glad to hear it worked out so well! It does look delicious. And you are quite the pro with a grill, that steak looks done to perfection!!!

  3. Joelen says:

    I’m so glad you liked it! It was a fabulous dish and the flavors just pop!

  4. Maryanna says:

    This looks great. I bet it’s good just wrapped up in a tortilla, too!

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