skirt steak w/basil sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I adapted this recipe from gourmet magazine. The original calls for cilantro, so feel free to use that instead. I am not a big meat eater, but i do love skirt steak!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. make a paste of garlic and salt transfer to a blender and add olive oil, lemon juice, basil, cayenne and pepper, blend until smooth, set aside.
  2. mix cumin, salt and pepper and rub into both sides of skirt steak.
  3. spray a grill pan with cooking spray.
  4. add steaks, in 2 batches, and cook 2-5 minutes per side for medium rare.
  5. slice steaks thinly across the grain, serve with sauce.


Most Helpful

Very good! I used basil and the only change I made was i/s/o cumin, salt and pepper on the steak - I used garlic powder, salt and white pepper. Thanks!

Missysioux July 11, 2010

It's not very often we can get skirt steak, so i wanted a special recipe for it. This was special. Like Hey Jude, we used the cilantro (that's what we had) and it made a delicious sauce, which also made a delicious dressing for our salad and was pretty tasty with our potato wedges dipped in it too.

JustJanS September 26, 2004

This is SO good. I followed the directions exactly but used cilantro in place of the basil, per chia's mention of it (and I had a huge bunch of cilantro to use up). Also, I cooked on my outside grill, rather than inside. Supposed to serve 6? My husband and I pigged out on it and were left with an 8 inch strip of skirt steak, which I'll use in a salad. Thanks chia, this easy, delicious recipe is going into our favorite file!

Hey Jude April 21, 2004

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