I L-O-V-E skirt steak. It has a wonderful amount of marbling (read: flavor) and does really, really well charred up on the grill. So what is skirt steak? It’s the diaphragm muscle of the cow, located right next door to the flank steak. It’s usually cheaper than flank steak. If you can’t find a skirt steak, feel free to substitute flank steak or any other meat you like to grill!
The rub was inspired by my disdain for dry rubs that involve combining 200 different ingredients and then turns out tasting like–um, nothing. So here it is, 3 ingredients; the star being smoked paprika. I would like to rename this: powdered bacon.
- 2 1/2 lbs. skirt or flank steak
- 4 T smoked paprika
- 1 t salt
- 1 t pepper
Rub the ingredients on both sides of the steak. Place on a preheated grill and let cook for about 12 minutes…that’ll get you a nice medium rare.
- 2 mangoes, cubed
- 1 English cucumber, cubed
- 1/2 red onion, finely diced
- 2 limes, juiced
- handful of mint, chopped
Combine all ingredients. Let marinate in the fridge for a few hours or eat immediately.