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Recipe

Brazilian Skirt Steak with Golden Garlic Butter

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Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

Based on a dish you’ll find in many Rio de Janeiro restaurants, this recipe uses few ingredients but packs a lot of bold flavor. If your garlic has a green sprout growing in the center (the “germ”), be sure to remove it, because it will impart a bitter flavor to the final dish.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium cloves garlic
  • Kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 lb. skirt steak, trimmed and cut into 4 pieces
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs. canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 oz. (4 Tbs.) unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 450
      Fat Calories (kcal): 290
      Fat (g): 33
      Saturated Fat (g): 13
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 3
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 15
      Cholesterol (mg): 140
      Sodium (mg): 400
      Carbohydrates (g): 2
      Fiber (g): 0
      Protein (g): 36

Preparation

  • Peel the garlic cloves and smash them with the side of a chef’s knife. Sprinkle the garlic lightly with salt and mince it.
  • Pat the steak dry and season generously on both sides with salt and pepper. In a heavy-duty 12-inch skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until shimmering hot. Add the steak and brown well on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer the steak to a plate and let rest while you make the garlic butter.
  • In an 8-inch skillet, melt the butter over low heat. Add the garlic and cook, swirling the pan frequently, until lightly golden, about 4 minutes. Lightly salt to taste.
  • Slice the steak, if you like, and transfer to 4 plates. Spoon the garlic butter over the steak, sprinkle with the parsley, and serve.

Serve with something that would also benefit from a hit of garlic, such as spinach or mashed potatoes.

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  • DianeCooks | 11/27/2016

    This is a spectacular recipe! Quick and easy, plus a great option for skirt steak aside from fajitas.

  • BigAl8881 | 06/15/2016

    This is my first time making skirt steak. This recipe as easy and very tasty.

  • Amethyst80 | 03/02/2014

    Made this last night and it was AMAZING. The garlic butter is to die for. We also roasted some red potatoes and drizzled some of the garlic butter over them. I couldn't believe how good this was for being such a simple recipe with only a few ingredients. Will definitely be making this again, maybe even this week!

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