Skirt Steak with Cilantro Lime Drizzle

Flavorful steak topped with a refreshing lime-zesty cilantro sauce!
Fast and totally flavorful weeknight meal!
If you are looking for a flavor packed, yet easy meal that comes together in no time, look no further!
Skirt steak is the answer when you want a steak that is easy to cook, and packed with flavor. Skirt steak is long, and thin. Similar to a flank steak, but the skirt steak has much more marbling (think fat=flavor!).

If you can’t find skirt steak in the grocery store, feel free to use flank steak, it will pair just as well with the cilantro lime drizzle.
Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 8 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 23 mins
Servings: 3
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

You Need


Make cilantro sauce

    • While you are preparing the sauce, remove the steak from the refrigerator. The steak will cook more evenly and be more tender if it is closer to room temperature when cooked.
    • In a food processor combine all ingredients (except for the steak!)
    • If you are using duck fat, make sure it is in its liquid form, this will allow everything to emulsify in the food processor.
    • Process until smooth and combined.
    • Set aside at room temperature while you cook the steak.

Cook the steak

  1. Preheat your broiler for 10 minutes at the 500 degree mark.

    Place your steak on a sheet pan. 

    Take 1-2 teaspoons of oil or fat and rub both sides of the steak with it. 

    Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper.

    Place steak under broiler, about 5 inches from the heating element. (You may need to move your oven rack)

    Cook the steak 3 minutes each side. If you are cooking a flank steak, it will take a little longer 4-5 minutes each side.

    A good way to know how done your steak is: use a utensil to gently push down in the middle of the meat. If it is very firm, it is done well. If there is just a slight give to it, most likely it is medium, if it is very soft, it is on the rare side. The more you cook, and practice this technique, the more accurately you will be able to tell how your meat is cooked without having to cut into it.

    Your broiler is the heating element inside the oven at the top. The broiler is a fast and easy way to cook steak! It gets very very hot, so this allows you to have similar results to cooking steak on a grill. Do not put non stick pans, or any pan that is not oven safe under the broiler, it will melt it!


Duck fat is a wonderful fat to cook with. Did you know it's actually lower in saturated fat than butter? And it is more natural than lab created margarine, or oils such as canola which are highly processed, often using chemicals. If you don't want to use duck fat, you can use olive oil, or even avocado oil.

Keywords: skirt steak, broiled steak, broiler, cilantro drizzle, cilantro dipping sauce, garlic, pesto, lime
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