Grilled Hoisin-Scallion Marinated Skirt Steak
Its loose grain makes this cut a sponge for marinades. But a soaked steak steams instead of searing on the grill. Was it time to rethink the marinating process?
Why This Recipe Works
The loose grain of skirt steak makes it an ideal candidate for a flavorful marinade, but wet meat simply steams on the grill. To achieve a charred crust, we season our steak with salt, pepper, and sugar before searing and don’t marinate until after it comes off the grill. Poking the grilled steaks with a fork lets the bold, savory flavors penetrate into the meat, and since the marinade never touches raw meat, we also serve it as a sauce on the side.