How to Grill Skirt Steak
A surefire way to fire up perfect skirt steaks every time.
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Start by lighting Kingsford® Charcoal, either in a chimney or a free-standing mound of 100 briquets. We recommend Kingsford® Professional for its higher top temperature and consistent burn. Because the skirt is so thin, we recommend grilling with a target temperature of 450ºF to 500ºF, a bit lower than what you’d want for thicker cuts.
Remove your steaks from the refrigerator and let them reach room temperature — around 30 minutes. Trim excess fat to avoid flare-ups and peel away any tough pieces of membrane. Liberally apply coarse salt and freshly ground pepper. Flip the steaks and repeat.
Using a digital instant-read meat thermometer, check the internal temperature of your steaks while they’re still on the grill. The ideal internal temperature for grilled skirt steak is 130°F for rare, 135°F medium-rare, 145°F medium, 150°F medium well and 160°F for well done. Keep in mind that meat will continue to rise a few degrees once it’s off the grill.
For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.
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