Beer Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak
Dads love two things: grilling good meat and beer. Father’s Day is this weekend, and there’s no better time to cook up something delicious for a Father’s Day dinner. This beer-marinated grilled skirt steak recipe is sure to impress even the most discerning of dads, so break out the charcoal and get grilling!
- 1 Orange, thinly sliced with peel
- 1/2 Onion, thinly sliced
- 4 Garlic cloves, halved and mashed
- 6 Eight ounce skirt steaks
- 1/2 Cup soy sauce
- 1 Cup beer (read below)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a wide, shallow glass baking dish, scatter half of the orange slices, half of the onion slices and half of the garlic pieces on the bottom of the dish.
- Sprinkle the steak all over with salt and pepper and put in the dish on top of the orange and onion slices.
- Scatter the remaining orange, onion and garlic over the steak and pour in the beer and soy sauce.
- Cover with plastic wrap and marinate for 1 hour at room temperature or up to overnight in the refrigerator.
- Set your grill on medium-high heat.
- Remove the meat from the marinade.
- Grill the steak about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Grill less for rare or leave on longer for medium-well done.
A Note on Beer Selection
Beer marinades are a relatively new method that’s really taken off in recent years. The type of beer you choose can have a significant effect on the meat you’re cooking. Too light a beer such as pilsner, lager, and pale ale add little to no flavor to steaks and chops; but at the other end of the spectrum, heavier, darker beers like porter or stout add an unpleasant, smoky flavor to the meat. Aim for a middle ground between the two such as hefeweizen, amber ales, or extra-special bitters (ESB), which are ideal for cooking steak, and can add notes of nutty flavors, light citrus, and even malt.