Outside skirts is one of the most delicious steaks in a steer. It is tender and full of flavor and that's why the word "Churrasco" (which really translates to "BBQ") is synonym with outside skirt.
However, Outside Skirt is ONLY good if you buy "outside skirt" that has been properly wet aged, trimmed "just right" and sourced correctly. Because if not, it can also be chewy and taste "off".
Cooking Outside Skirt is also slightly different than cooking any other steak. For outside skirt, you want as much heat as you can get. So naturally, we partnered up with Jealous Devil Charcoal to show you how to cook it!
We love the quality of Jealous Devil charcoal because unlike other brands, you don't see sparks, pops, flair ups, excessive ash or heavy smoke. The bag is also really cool!
How To Cook The Perfect Outside Skirt Steak
Step #1: Light up your Jealous Devil Quebracho Lump Charcoal.
You want your grill to be as hot as possible, so light up the charcoal and be patient.
Step #2: Distribute charcoal evenly across the grill.
Step #3: Open the Outside Skirt Steak package and let the steak come to room temperature.
You may have some "confinement smell", just let is air out a bit.
Step #4: Season with grilling salt.
A good outside skirt does not need to be marinated. Just coarse salt.
Step #5: Get your grill as hot as possible. When it comes to skirt, the hotter the better.
We got this grill to over 800 degrees but you can even go Cavemen and cook directly on the charcoal!
Step #6: Place the Outside Skirt steak apart from each other and cook for 3 minutes.
Step #7: Flip the steaks and cook for another 3 minutes for medium rare.
Step #8: Remove steaks from the heat.
Step #9: Let them rest for 5 minutes.
Step #10: Slice against the grain.
Always slice your skirt against the grain... otherwise it will be chewier.
Step #11: EXTRA: Serve with Chimichurri Sauce!
If you truly want the south-american experience, you have GOT to add chimichurri sauce.
Step #12: Enjoy!
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If you liked this recipe, here are all items used to grill these Outside Skirt Steaks: