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Skirt Steak Marinade – Fit Foodie Finds

This Skirt Steak Pickles Easy to make and packed with delicious ingredients. Use it to marinate skirt steak for any skirt steak recipe.

Skirt steak marinating in a pan.

Easy Skirt Steak Marinade

Elevate steak night at your home by marinating skirt steak in this easy skirt steak marinade. This will add great flavor to the steak without overpowering the steak’s natural flavors. This marinade will also keep the beef moist and flavorful.

Be sure to check out our skirt steak recipe for a complete meal idea!

Why should I marinate skirt steak?

Tendering: Marinating skirt steak is a must. This is a tough cut of beef that benefits from being marinated in a citrus and/or vinegar-based product.

AddS Taste: This marinade will infuse the skirt steak with lots of juicy flavors, complimenting the steak’s natural flavors.

Ingredients for Skirt Steak Marinade In small bowl.

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Worcestershire sauce: Worcestershire is a vinegar-based sauce containing anchovies, garlic, tamarind and other ingredients that make a savory sauce that goes perfectly with skirt steak.

Garlic: Adding fresh garlic to any marinade adds flavor. We don’t recommend subbing garlic powder.

Lemon juice: A little citric acid adds balance to this pickle.

Freshly Ground Black Pepper: We highly recommend using freshly cracked black pepper in this marinade to set off the peppery flavor on top.

kosher salt: Salt enhances the flavor of each ingredient but also helps tenderize skirt steak.

Brown sugar: Slightly sweet to balance out all the salty ingredients.

Coriander: This seasoning adds a little earthiness and a boost of flavor to this skirt steak.

Equipment for the Skirt Steak Marinade

Here are a few tools that will make making this recipe a little easier.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together all of the skirt steak marinade ingredients.

How to Marinate Skirt Steak (3 Steps)

  1. Mix: Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl or jar and mix.
  2. Marinate: Place the skirt steak in a dish or large gallon-sized bag and pour in the marinade. Make sure all sides are nice and coated.
  3. let’s sit: Let the steak marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.

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Skirt Steak Marinade 101

How long should you marinate skirt steak?

We recommend marinating the skirt steak for at least two hours or up to overnight for best results.

What is the best way to tenderize skirt steak?

Tenderize a skirt steak with a meat tenderizer and then allow it to marinate. The salt and acid will help tenderize the meat.

Can Skirt Steak Be Marinated Too Long?

Yes, there is no need to marinate skirt steak for more than 24 hours. Be sure never to reuse the marinade.

Grilled steak on plate with butter

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Grill Steak

love steak? Learn how to grill steak for your next backyard bbq here.


How to Make Marinated Skirt Steak

grilled steak

For a delicious grilled skirt steak, replace the flank steak in this Grilled Flank Steak recipe with skirt steak and serve it next to grilled corn on the cob.

Steak Fajita

Use skirt steak in these Steak Fajitas! Both skirt steak and flank steak are excellent cuts of meat.

Skirt steak marinating in a baking dish.



  • 2 LBS. pieces of meat ~ 2 long, thin steaks


  • 2 spoon kosher salt
  • 1.5 big spoon black peppercorns
  • 5 Clove Garlic peeled minced
  • 1 small spoon Coriander
  • 1.5 spoon light brown sugar
  • 3 big spoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 big spoon fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil + More to discover


  • Place the skirt steak face down on a cutting board and pound the skirt steak with the meat tenderizer to make the steak an even thickness, about ½ – 1 inch thick. Season the meat with salt and massage the salt into the meat with your hands. Transfer steak to a plastic bag or baking dish.

  • Next, grind the black peppercorns in a mortar and pestle or in a coffee grinder. Make sure that the black pepper is ground into small pieces and not a powder. Take out the black pepper in a bowl. Add the garlic, coriander, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and olive oil to the pepper and whisk all the ingredients together.

    Whisk together marinade ingredients.
  • Pour mixture over beef and massage marinade into meat. Let beef sit in marinade overnight.

    Marinating Skirt Steak in Steak Marinade.
  • Remove the steak from the refrigerator and allow the beef to come to room temperature. Follow this skirt steak recipe for the rest of the instructions.

Tips and Notes

  • If you prefer a perfectly cooked steak, be sure to cook the steak longer on each side.
  • This steak would be delicious and served with chimichurri.
  • You can use this meat minced and make steak tacos.

nutrition Facts

Calories: 333kcal Carbohydrates: 6Yes Protein: 33Yes Fat: 20Yes Fiber: 1Yes Sugar: 2Yes

Photography: The photos in this post were taken by Ashley McGlaughlin from The Edible Perspective.



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