Simple Broiled Flank or Skirt Steak Recipe

With a quick cook time and easy preparation, broiled steak can be considered the "fast food" of home cooking. Here's a simple technique to get your started.

Steak cooks quickly (although these fibrous cuts often benefit from marinating for a while), is intensely satisfying and rarely needs more than a handful of salad greens to turn it into a complete meal—in other words, it’s the perfect dinner. If you’re looking to add a starch, try corn with the chimichurri, polenta with the pepperoncini marinade or rice with the fajita rub.

Three Ways to Cook the Perfect Steak
  • 1½ pounds trimmed flank or skirt steak

Position oven rack 6 inches from broiler. Turn broiler on high.

Place steak on rimmed, foil-lined baking sheet. Broil until sizzling and deeply golden brown, about 5 minutes. Flip and continue broiling until medium-rare to medium (130–135°F), about 5 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes. Slice thinly against grain. Top with accumulated juices or pan drippings and serve. Serves 4.

Published on April 28, 2017

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