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🔥 Simple Yet Flavorful Skirt Steak Marinade Recipe

Enhance your grilling experience with our simple yet flavorful skirt steak marinade recipe. Learn how to marinate skirt steak for delicious and tender results. Try it today!

Simple Yet Flavorful Skirt Steak Marinade

You will need:

  • skirt steakSkirt Steak
  • olive oilOlive Oil
  • soy sauceSoy Sauce
  • brown sugarBrown Sugar
  • garlic clovesGarlic Cloves
  • freshly ground black pepperFreshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. First, in a medium-sized bowl, combine 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1/3 cup of soy sauce, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 4 minced garlic cloves, and 2 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Stir the mixture until the brown sugar is fully dissolved. This creates a balanced, sweet and savory marinade that will penetrate the steak.
  3. Next, place your skirt steak in a large dish or zip-lock bag. This cut of meat is thin and long, so ensure your chosen container can accommodate it.
  4. Pour your prepared marinade over the steak, making sure it's fully covered. The marinade will tenderize the steak and infuse it with flavor.
  5. Finally, allow the steak to marinate for at least 1 hour. If you have the time, letting it marinate for up to 24 hours will result in a deeper, more complex flavor. Remember to turn the steak occasionally to ensure even marination.


For best results, let the steak come to room temperature before grilling. This ensures even cooking. Also, always rest your steak for a few minutes after grilling before slicing to retain its juices.

At Grill Matey, we're passionate about bringing you the best in grilling techniques and recipes. Today, we're excited to share a simple yet flavorful marinade that will take your skirt steak to new heights. This marinade is a perfect blend of sweet, salty, and savory, guaranteed to make your steak the star of any BBQ.

Skirt steak, often overlooked in favor of more popular cuts like the New York Strip, is truly an unsung hero in the grilling world. Its rich, beefy flavor and tender texture make it a delight to grill and even better to eat. Our marinade enhances these natural characteristics, while adding a depth of flavor that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

What makes this marinade so special? It's all about the balance of ingredients. The olive oil ensures the steak stays juicy, the soy sauce adds a savory umami touch, and the brown sugar balances it all with a hint of sweetness. Freshly ground black pepper and garlic add a kick of spice and aroma that ties everything together. It's a symphony of flavors that will make your grilled skirt steak sing.

Marinating your steak is not just about adding flavor, it's also about tenderizing the meat. The longer you marinate, the more tender and flavorful your steak will be. But how long should you marinate your steak? Check out our guide on how long to marinate beef steak for some expert advice.

So, next time you're planning a BBQ, why not give our skirt steak marinade a try? It's easy to make, packed with flavor, and sure to impress your guests. And while you're at it, check out our selection of best sauces for steak to find the perfect accompaniment to your perfectly grilled steak. Happy grilling!