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Skirt Steak Fajitas - Quick & Delicious midweek cook

A few week's ago I posted a thread asking about good things to buy at Aldis, and commented that I liked their skirt steak which sells at a pretty good price.   I don't usually buy skirt because my food stores and Costco seem to only have flank.  This was $20 for just under 3lbs. of skirt (~$10 per package).

Fajitas turned out great!  I didn't shop for traditional fixin's, this was one of those "what can we make out of what we have" meals.  I like those kind of meals.  Low effort!  :)



I'm not sure how much you usually trim skirt, but here's my trim pile.  I know the fat "melts" when you cook it, but the back side had some pretty thick layers of fat on there that I didn't think would dissolve in a cook that wasn't going to last more than 10 minutes.  So I trimmed...



I mixed up some olive oil, juice of one lime, soy sauce and lots of fresh crushed garlic.  Rubbed that on the skirt, then hit is with kosher salt, fresh ground pepper and some dizzy dust.  Didn't marinate for longer than an hour before it was hitting the coals -



Cooked 4 minutes a side...  with some slack while I checked temp and took pictures, it was probably on the grill for 10 minutes total.  Grill was around 400 dome temp.



Plated the meat, covered with foil, and warmed some tortillas.
If you're not warming the tortillas before service, you're not livin'!    Makes such a difference...
One flip, just until they start to puff.  Put them in a bowl covered with a cloth napkin.



Finished tortillas.  Called the family to dinner.  And sliced the skirt!  Came out perfect.  Very tender.
I mean... it's skirt, there was the occasional tough bite, but man this was good.   I'll get this again for sure.  Aldis skirt is in the rotation!





Hope you enjoyed it.  It's a quick simple mid week cook.  Having people over? add in some chicken breast, shrimp skewers and you're living large!  :)

This next photo has nothing to do with BGE, but you folks appreciate the outside.  So while I'm swamping your cell phones, here's a picture of me fishing on the river last night with my dog.  Good times.  Didn't even catch anything.  Still great.


LBGE/Maryland

Comments

  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,614
    For the WIN!
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 1,134
    That looks fantastic, need to make some of these soon.
    Dave
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • dsrgunsdsrguns Posts: 387
    Food looks great! What river are you fishing?
      
    XL BGE
    MD
  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,117
    dsrguns said:
    Food looks great! What river are you fishing?
    Thanks.  That's the Potomac. 
    River is still high and cloudy from rains.  People are catching catfish, but the bass weren't nibbling at the dry brisket I was throwing.  ;)
    LBGE/Maryland
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,206
    MAN, this should have been in a magazine -- gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,031
    Where at on the river? Above or below the falls?
  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,117
    Where at on the river? Above or below the falls?
    Well above Great Falls. Very little traffic on the shores or the water.  River is clean.  I usually get out at Violette's or Pennyfield. This was Pennyfield.
    LBGE/Maryland
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,031
    KiterTodd said:
    Where at on the river? Above or below the falls?
    Well above Great Falls. Very little traffic on the shores or the water.  River is clean.  I usually get out at Violette's or Pennyfield. This was Pennyfield.
    Nice. I usually drop by around point of rocks boat ramp or near the rt 15 bridge. I actually want to get shots of the bridge during sunrise, but logistics are difficult scrambling to the middle of the river in the dark.
  • dsrgunsdsrguns Posts: 387
    KiterTodd said:
    dsrguns said:
    Food looks great! What river are you fishing?
    Thanks.  That's the Potomac. 
    River is still high and cloudy from rains.  People are catching catfish, but the bass weren't nibbling at the dry brisket I was throwing.  ;)
    I fish the Potomac mostly in Sharpsburg between dam #4 and #5. Living in Hagerstown it's proximity makes for quick trips.
      
    XL BGE
    MD
  • SmokingPineySmokingPiney Posts: 2,282
    edited August 2017
    They look awesome! 

    Good call on trimming some of the fat since it's cooked hot and fast. 
    South Jersey Pine Barrens. XL BGE , Assassin 24, Weber Kettle, CharBroil gasser, AMNPS 
  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,117
    dsrguns said:
    I fish the Potomac mostly in Sharpsburg between dam #4 and #5. Living in Hagerstown it's proximity makes for quick trips.
    I have to get up that way.  My neighbor goes there a good bit on his boat.  Anchors and camps out overnight!  I've been up near Green Ridge State forest.  That's nice.
    LBGE/Maryland
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