Sticky Garlic Skirt Steak

Asian inspired skirt steak marinated in a sweet and salty blend of soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. Charred to perfection served over sweet grilled onions and topped with fresh shredded carrots and green onions.

This is my go to sticky Asian beef marinade. It’s straightforward, minimal ingredients and tasty! This dish was intended to garlic beef and brussel sprouts. A play on everyone’s favorite ” beef and broccoli” but while I was keeping the brussel sprouts warm and crisp in the air fryer I totally forgot to toss them in at the end. Right now is where I’m realizing my mistake and I should probably go check that air fryer. But lets get to the dish. This dish is more your sticky glazed beef dish, not saucy. It’s reminiscent of the glaze on sticky Korean ribs and a similar flavor like char siu beef without the five spice. This marinade works great with both pork and chicken and taste better the longer it marinades. So feel free to make it as a do ahead for a busy work week. Any way you spin it check out my tips and tricks before for the best sticky garlic beef. Try this recipe out and let me know what you think.

TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE BEST STICKY GARLIC SKIRT STEAK:

grated vs. blending: for this marinade it may be tempting to throw the entire thing in the blender. when you do that it kind of makes a whipped consistency from the sesame seeds and the pectin in the veggies that will also alter the color. so adding them separate works best to keep the sauce thin.

lightly trim your meat: skirt steak is one meat in particular that really benefits from trimming. removing the excess trimmings can help with the end result of your steak. you just want to trim enough that the surface of the meat is exposed. this also greatly benefits from being sliced properly against the grain.

remove meat 30 minutes: you’ll want a really nice crust to form on this. the char really enhances the flavors of these particular ingredients. to do that you need to remove the meat from the refrigerator for 30 minutes to bring it up to room temperature. take it out of the marinade and pat it dry and dont season it till right before it hits the pan

brush: brush you meat with the extra marinade to help a char form. the brown sugar with help keep things sticky and glaze like.

boil marinade: boil your marinade if you want something extra to dip beef in so that it will kill the bacteria. then make sure to cut the heat so you don’t end up reducing it and making a concentrate. baste your meat with this or serve it on the side

SIMILAR INGREDIENTS TO:

  1. ASIAN BBQ PORK
  2. GARLIC FLAT IRON STEAK
  3. HOISIN AND BEER MARINATED PORK CHOPS

ENJOY THIS RECIPE WITH:

  1. PORK CHARSUI RAMEN
  2. BULGOGI RICE BOWL
  3. SPICY TEMPURA CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS

  • 2Lb Skirt Steak, trimmed
  • 1/2c Soy Sauce
  • 1/4c Water
  • 2Tb Sesame Seeds, crushed
  • 2Tb Brown Sugar
  • 2Tb Hot Chili Sauce
  • 10 Garlic Cloves, grated
  • 1Tb Ginger, freshly grated
  • 2Green onions, grated
  • 1Tb Hoisin Sauce
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • 2 Jumbo Yellow Onions, Thick Sliced
  • Grated Carrots, garnish
  • Grated Green Onions, garnish

DIRECTIONS

  • MARINADE: Mix together soy sauce, water, hoisin, brown sugar, hot chili sauce in a bowl. Combine with grated ginger, garlic, green onions and crushed sesame seeds. Place skirt steak in a container and cover with marinate for a minimum of two hours.
  • GRILL ONIONS: Preheat your cast iron so that it’s evenly heated. Brush with oil and grill the onions on both side for 3-5 minutes till they start to turn golden brown and lightly charred. Season lightly with salt then remove from the grill.
  • GRILL MEATS: Remove the meat from the marinade. Dry the meat on a paper towel and season generously with salt and pepper. Place in steaming hot grill pan and grill on both sides for 6-7 minutes depending on desired doneness.
  • BASTE: Baste meat on both sides to help sticky crust to form before you removing it from the pan
  • REST: Let skirt steak rest for ten minutes prior to cutting. Serve against the grain over the grilled onions and some steamed rice top with shredded carrots, green onions and a squeeze of fresh lime. Enjoy!

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