“Skirt steak is one of the best values at the butcher counter,” says The Chew host and author of Playing with Fire.
Michael Symon’s Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos
1 (12-oz.) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1 Tbsp. light brown sugar
2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, plus 2 limes cut into small wedges
2 lbs. skirt steak, trimmed of silver skin
12 (6-in.) corn tortillas, warmed
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeño chile, thinly sliced
1 cup thinly sliced red onion (from 1 medium onion)
1. Place entire contents of can of chipotles in adobo sauce in a blender. Process until pureed. Reserve 1 tablespoon; refrigerate remaining puree in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
2. Stir together 1 tablespoon chipotle puree, brown sugar, salt, coriander, cumin and lime juice in a small bowl. Pat steak dry with paper towels. Place steak in a large ziplock plastic bag; add chipotle marinade, seal, and toss to coat. Marinate in refrigerator 1 to 2 hours.
3. Preheat grill or grill pan to high (450° to 500°). Remove steak from bag, discarding marinade. Place meat on oiled grate or in oiled grill pan, and grill, uncovered, until a thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 135° (for medium-rare), about 3 minutes per side.
4. Transfer steak to a cutting board, and let rest 5 minutes. Thinly slice meat across the grain, and serve in warm or slightly charred corn tortillas with cilantro, jalapeño, onion and lime wedges.
Active time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
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