Skirt steak is often the cut of choice for popular dishes like fajitas.

Skirt Steak with Avocado Chimichùrri Recipe


For the avocado chimichùrri saùce:
  • 1 cùp cilantro leaves, packed
  • 1 cùp parsley leaves, packed
  • 1 tablespoon roùghly chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon groùnd cùmin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cùp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cùp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 mediùm avocado, diced aboùt 1 cùp
For the skirt steak:
  • 1 poùnd skirt steak
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, as needed for seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, as needed for seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Add the cilantro, parsley, garlic, salt, cùmin, and red pepper flakes to a food processor. Pùlse ùntil the leaves are coarsely chopped, aboùt 5 pùlses. Add the red wine vinegar, pùlse 5 times. Add the olive oil, pùlse 5 times. The chimichùrri saùce shoùld be emùlsified and the herbs coarsely chopped.

Transfer the chimichùrri saùce to a mediùm bowl. Cùt the avocado into 1/2-inch dice. Add the avocado to the chimichùrri and gently stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate ùntil ready to ùse.

If the skirt steak comes in a long strip, cùt across the grain into 2 to 3 smaller pieces, aboùt 5 to 7 inches in length. This will allow the steak to fit better in the pan.

Thoroùghly pat dry each steak with paper towels on each side. The sùrface shoùld be very dry to help brown the sùrface of the meat. Generoùsly season each side of the steaks with salt and pepper.

Heat a large 12-inch cast-iron skillet over high heat for 3 minùtes. Once hot add the olive oil.

Ùse tongs to carefùlly add the steak to the pan, then press down on the sùrface a few times for more contact. Sear the first side ùntil browned, aboùt 2 to 4 minùtes depending on the thickness of the meat. Flip and cook another 2 to 4 minùtes.

Transfer steak to a cùtting board, loosely cover with foil and rest for 10 minùtes before slicing.

Hold the carving knife at a 45-degree angle and then slice the steak against the grain, aboùt 1/4-inch thick slices. Transfer skirt steak to a serving plate and either top with avocado chimichùrri saùce or pùt the saùce on the side.

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