Thursday, October 4, 2012

Balsamic Skirt Steak

Really simple and really fantastic. That's all I have to say. My husband would be happy if I stayed a woman of such few words for a while but that's never going to happen, nope never! LOL! 




Balsamic Skirt Steak with Zucchini
adapted by There's Always Thyme to Cook
Source: Martha Stewart - Everyday Food, September 2012
Printable Recipe

1 1/2 pounds skirt steaks, pounded thin; cut into 4 pieces
olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 zucchini, cut into half-moons
salt and pepper
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar

In a large skillet, on medium-high, heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the garlic and zucchini, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until zucchini is browned in spots and just softened, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

Add remaining tablespoon oil to skillet. Season steak with salt and pepper and cook until browned, turn steaks over and cook to desired doneness. Transfer to a plate. 
Drain the fat from the skillet, then add the vinegar, salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring, until reduced by about half, about 2-3 minutes. Add the steak to the pan for another minute to heat through. Serve the steak along with the zucchini. Drizzle the steak with more sauce and serve.

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53 comments:

  1. They look very tasty..thanks for sharing.

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  2. This looks really good. I love Balsamic vinegar and put it on so many things!

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  3. The steak looks delicious! Mi have never fried skirt steak. I do like balsamic.
    Hold the dreaded z things! :).

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  4. Dear Carol. Skirt steak is my very favorite piece of beef. This looks delicious. Blessings, Catherine xo

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  5. I would agree - simple and fantastic - REALLY fantastic - in fact it's dinner tomorrow - thanks!
    mary x

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  6. Balsamic vinegar adds such a simple, yet complex, flavor. I love it in every recipe I've tried it in!

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  7. I know I would LOVE this marinade. It looks wonderful.

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  8. That sure does sound tasty, it's about dinner time here:@)

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  9. I, for one, like your words! :)
    But you didn't need too many for this dish. Rich and dark with flavor. Looks great!

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  10. Sometimes (especially on Firdays) I really like a good juicy stake! :)

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  11. Thanks for suggesting tomorrow's dinner!

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  12. My husband would love this, easy meals are the best.

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  13. It looks so good I can almost smell and taste it through the screen!

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  14. Sounds very tasty!! I love balsamic vinegar and garlic!!

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  15. How perfect for a fall evening. This looks and sounds delicious.

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  16. Keep the words coming! I would think there was something wrong otherwise ;)

    This looks fantastic, Carol, and nice to have a recipe to make indoors when the weather gets cold (too soon here!).

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  17. This looks so very flavourful with balsamic.

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  18. I love your words my friend, keep them coming :D
    This looks sooo delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  19. Looks very flavorful! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

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  20. I absolutely adore skirt steak! Your balsamic marinade looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

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  21. yummmmm, salivating here. You always show the perfect looking steaks.

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  22. This looks wonderful! I'm always looking for a new simple dishes!

    I would love it if you would share this on my new blog hop Simple Meals Friday! I know my readers would too. Thanks!

    http://mexicanwildflower.blogspot.mx/2012/10/simple-meals-friday-2.html

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  23. Sounds delicious....my husband would love it! Thanks for sharing this Carol!

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  24. Sometimes you just don't have to say more! This looks wonderful.

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  25. I don't think I have ever had skirt steak.

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    1. Try it if you get the chance, has a lot of flavor. And it's a pretty versatile cut of meat.

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  26. yet another recipe of yours pinned!

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  27. It's been ages since I went veggie, but does the acidity in the balsamic vinegar help tenderise the meat? I was just wondering :) Also, love that pile of zucchini. You can't ever go wrong with zucchini :D

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    1. It did I suppose. Skirt steak is a pretty tough meat compared to some, but has all the flavor. My kids choose it over any other steak.
      I'm with you, can't go wrong with zucchini, love it!

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  28. Now we're talkin! Apologies to vegetarians but omg is there nothing better than a great steak?!!!
    Skirt steak is so under appreciated. It's fantastic.

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  29. I must look into skirt steak. Sounds fantastic. Have a lovely week.

    PS If you have any lamb dishes it would be wonderful if you would link them in to Food on Friday - numbers are down this week - I hadn't realised that lamb wasn't popular in the US!

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  30. Nice marinade and yeah, my husband probably wishes I were a woman of few words. Ha!

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  31. What a great meal, your Skirt Steak looks amazing! Enjoy your weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  32. this looks great and he he my hubby would wish for me to be less talkative too

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  33. It is only morning mere, but now you made me crave zucchini, haha.

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  34. So simple! I'm always wary of balsamic glazes because I'm afraid the end result will be too vinegar-y, but I think they probably caramelize. Anyway, your dish looks great!

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  35. simple and delicious.... i love this...
    Bye from Italy

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  36. Another good one from Carol. My Weekend Cooking post is about Pinterest, and I made your Chicken Parm Meatballs which were a huge hit with the guys. http://bit.ly/PLtwBU

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  37. That sounds luscious. Balsamic vinegar has been a recent addition to our repertoire and we really like it.

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  38. The steak sounds so good... I know hubby would love this.

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  39. Mouthwatering, finger licking steak! I would open my mouth only to devour it, lol!

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  40. Sounds like an amazing dinner! I love that deep rich color of the meat - that spells GOOD to me!

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  41. Could sirloin work or do you think it'd be too thick?

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    1. I'd think it would be nice on any kind of steak! It had good flavor.

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  42. Wow that is simple and sounds delish! I LOVE balsamic vinegar. I definitely need to try this.

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  43. That looks delicious! I love anything with vinegar!!

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  44. I love a good piece of beef. This looks so delicious. I wish I were having this for my supper tonight.

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  45. This sounds wonderful and love how simple it is. Sounds like a good one for me to add to my easy weeknight menu plan! Yummy!!

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  46. Ooh yummy, my husband would love this recipe :) It looks so flavorful!!

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