Skirt Steak with Italian Salsa Verde

This Grilled Skirt Steak with Italian Salsa Verde is flavorful and easy to make! Grilling this inexpensive cut of meat makes it tender and delicious. Top it with the savory salsa verde and you have an easy dinner win! Serve with a side like this Avocado and Corn Salsa.

Grilled skirt steak with Italian salsa verdeGrilled Skirt Steak with Italian Salsa Verde

This flavorful dinner made with inexpensive skirt steak cooked on the grill and doused in a bright Italian Salsa Verde sauce comes from the Feast by Firelight cookbook, written by the awesome Emma Frisch who also owns Firelight Camp Ground, a glamping location in Ithaca, NY that you may remember I visited for a second time in June! I love it there so much. This time around we brought JAX and had so much fun. I personally got to try this dish by the campfire and loved it so much, I asked if I could share it with all of you!

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Italian Salsa Verde

What is Salsa Verde?

Salsa Verde can mean many things to different people, but generally speaking it refers to a sauce made from raw ingredients like green herbs. Depending on the region its coming will dictate what ingredients are used. For this recipe, the ingredients used such as anchovy and capers make it more of an Italian style green sauce. This sauce is the perfect complement to nearly any dish, or could even be used as a dip with crudite.

What are the ingredients needed to make it?

Aside from the skirt steak, you need these ingredients to make the sauce:

  • Garlic
  • Anchovies
  • Capers 
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Dijon mustard 
  • Parsley 
  • Olive Oil

Italian salsa verde recipeHow to Grill the Perfect Skirt Steak

Check out these tips from Emma Frisch on how to cook the perfect steak:

  • Light the grill to  high heat and position the grill grate as close as possible to the coals or pile the coals high under the grate to maximize the steak’s proximity to the fire.
  • Pat the steaks dry with a paper towel to eliminate moisture on the surface and ensure a crispy crust.
  • Season appropriately: Dry brine it the night before and sprinkle with pepper right before grilling.
  • Place the steaks over the hottest part of the fire. Look for an evenly caramelized and browned outer crust to check doneness. Slight char is okay but don’t let the crust burn!
  • Use a thermometer to check that the internal temperature of the thickest part of the steak. The ideal temperature for a skirt steak is between 125° and 130°F for medium-rare to medium. (Check the guide below for other temperatures)

What temperature to cook a steak to

  • If you like rare steak, stop cooking at 125°F.
  • If you like medium-rare steak, stop cooking at about 130°F.
  • If you like medium steak, stop cooking at 140°F.
  • If you like a well-done steak stop cooking at 150ºF-155ºF.

What does cutting agains the grain mean?

If you look closely you can see that the muscle of the steak generally goes in one direction. In a skirt steak it is really easy to see because it’s a tougher cut of meat with more defined muscle fibers. It’s important to cut the grilled steak in the correct direction. By cutting against the grain, you are making the muscle fibers short, therefor resulting in a tender piece of meat.

To cut against the grain: cut the steak in the opposite direction of the muscle fibers. If the grain goes from right to left, cut  from the top to the bottom. If possible, cut at a diagonal.

Serve this Flank Steak with:

Skirt Steak with Italian Salsa Verde

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:12 Total Time 00:22 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds skirt steak (see Note) 
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt 
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled 
  • One 2-ounce can anchovy fillets, rinsed and patted dry 
  • 2 tablespoons capers 
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar 
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 
  • 1⁄2 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley 
  • 1⁄3 cup olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon 
  • Ground Black Pepper

Directions

  1. To prepare steaks: Dry-brine the steaks by rubbing the salt evenly over the surface. Transfer to a ziplock bag and then chill for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. 
  2. To prepare the salsa verde: In a food processor, combine the garlic, anchovies, and capers and pulse until finely chopped. Scrape down the sides of the processor bowl; add the vinegar, mustard, and parsley; and whiz while slowly drizzling in the 1⁄3 cup olive oil until smooth and bright green. Transfer the mixture to a lidded 8-ounce jar. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over the top to create a film that will preserve the lovely bright green. Seal the jar tightly. Sauce can be made and chilled for up to 1 week. Remove the salsa verde from the cooler and let stand at ambient temperature for up to 2 hours before serving. 
  3. To Cook Steak: Heat the grill to high heat and grill steaks over the hottest part of the fire, flipping the steak every few minutes for even cooking; the cooking time will vary depending on thickness, about 10 minutes. Look for an evenly caramelized and browned outer crust to check doneness. Slight char is okay but don’t let the crust burn! Use a thermometer to check that the internal temperature of the thickest part of the steak is between 125° and 130°F for medium-rare to medium (see chart in article for alternative temperature).
  4. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes so the juices can redistribute. Slice the steak against the grain into 1⁄2-inch slices. 
  5. Serve directly from the cutting board with salsa verde for topping the steak.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you steak is excessively fatty you can trim some of it to prevent flare-ups when the fat drips onto the coals. Skirt steak isn’t very fatty, but still, leave any fat on for flavor and just be prepared for flare-ups.
  2. Store leftovers in an airtight container, chilled, for up to 3 days. 
  3. Reprinted with permission from Feast by Firelight cookbook, written by Emma Frisch.
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One Pan Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice

This new One Pan Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice is an easy and delicious one pan chicken dinner that comes together in a pinch, is packed with flavor, and has all of the protein, carbs, veggies and healthy fats you want for a well-rounded meal! Made in partnership with my friends at Stonewall Kitchen

One Pan Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice

One Pan Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice

I am so excited to partner with my friends from Stonewall Kitchen to bring you today’s recipe! I have an ever-running list of my favorite products from them (that you can enter to win at the bottom of this post) and up there on that list is their salsa verde! It’s so yummy and adds perfect flavor to this easy one pan dinner!

One Pan Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice

Some of my other favorite Stonewall Kitchen products (that you can win) include: 

  • Salsa Verde (of course)
  • Bloody Mary Mixes: hello Bloody Mary bar for brunch!
  • Maine Maple Syrup: mmm… think pancakes!
  • Artichoke Pesto: Summer pasta salad is calling my name with this.
  • Roasted Garlic Mustard: on just about everything.
  • Garlic Basil Marinara Sauce: you know I’m a big marinara sauce fan, and this one is a state!
  • And that’s just to name a few!

One Pan Chicken and Rice

This one pan chicken dinner is my new go-to. It’s easy to prepare and packed with flavors that are light enough for a Spring/Summer meal, and hearty enough for a Fall/Winter dish!  It’s the perfect anytime-of-year weeknight dinner that is great for leftovers, too!

One Pan Chicken and Rice with Salsa Verde

Want other one pan dinners? Try these favorites:

 

One Pan Salsa Chicken and Rice

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:20 Total Time 00:30 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, diced into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 medium cauliflower, cut into florets (about 2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup long grain white rice, rinsed well and drained
  • 1 cup Stonewall Kitchen Salsa Verde
  • 1 1/2 cup good quality chicken broth
  • cilantro, for garnish

Directions

  1. Heat a medium heavy bottomed high-sided pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add 1 tablespoon oil and onion and garlic. Cook until soft and translucent, 3-5 minutes.
  2. Push onion and garlic to the side and add 1 tablespoons of oil. Once hot, add chicken and cook until beginning to brown 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add cumin, salt, pepper, rice and cauliflower. Stir to combine.
  4. Add chicken stock and salsa and scrap up any browned bits.
  5. Let mixture come up to a boil, then cover with a tight fitting lid, and lower the heat to medium-low.
  6. Cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!
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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde & Salsa Verde Guacamole

Whip up this delicious Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde and make some killer guacamole too. Tomatillos and cilantro are bursting out of my CSA, along with carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, and celery! You’ll get two recipes in one this week because what is salsa without guacamole? Serve it with all those farm fresh veggies for the ultimate appetizer!

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde & Salsa Verde Guacamole

YOU GUYS!!!

We got married this past weekend. It was SO beyond magical and special. I can’t even wait to share all about it with you!

But first, it’s week EIGHT of the Summer CSA recipe series with my ladies Fed and Fit and PaleOMG. You guys, that means there is TWENTY FOUR recipes in total so far between the three of us, and there is still one week left. 

I am about to put this salsa verde on EVERYTHING. I’m going to make shredded salsa verde chicken, salsa verde enchiladas, salsa verde chicken soup, etc. etc. It’s just SO good, and so simple to prepare!

 Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde & Salsa Verde Guacamole

And it’s just so good tossed into some guacamole! 

 Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde & Salsa Verde Guacamole

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde & Salsa Verde Guacamole
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
For the Salsa Verde
  1. 1 pound tomatillos, husked and peeled
  2. 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  3. 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  4. 1/3 cup chopped onion
  5. 1/4 lime, juiced
  6. 1 teaspoon hot peppers, diced (more as desired)
  7. Pinch sea salt
For the Guacamole
  1. 4 ripe avocados
  2. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  3. 3 tablespoons salsa verde
  4. Pinch fine sea salt
  5. Optional: Red pepper flakes, to taste
  6. Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  7. Fresh veggies, for serving
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to broil.
  2. Toss tomatillos with oil and spread on a baking sheet
  3. Broil on high for 5 minutes, turn and broil for another 5 minutes until green becomes more paleo and tomatillos are soft.
  4. Add all ingredients into your blender and pulse until combined. Let cool.
  5. In a large bowl, smash avocados with a fork. Add salsa verde, garlic granules, salt, and red pepper flakes, if adding. Taste and adjust as desired.
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 Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde & Salsa Verde Guacamole 


Cassy made you BBQ Bacon Onion Bombs

If you’re looking for a way to use up some of this season’s onions AND on the hunt for a creative way to prep a delicious protein, these BBQ Bacon Onion Bombs are to the rescue! They’re a breeze to whip up, burst with delicious flavor, and are so much fun to make. Serve alongside a fresh salad and a baked potato for a complete meal!

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Juli made you Lemon Herb & Dill Potatoes

Adding fresh herbs to any dish makes it stand out. And since potatoes and fresh herbs are all in season, they go perfectly together. Have this as a snack, side dish, or even add it to a hash for breakfast!

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde & Salsa Verde Guacamole

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 0:25

Ingredients

    For the Salsa Verde

    • 1 pound tomatillos, husked and peeled
    • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1/3 cup chopped onion
    • 1/4 lime, juiced
    • 1 teaspoon hot peppers, diced (more as desired)
    • Pinch sea salt

    For the Guacamole

    Directions

  • Heat oven to broil.
  • Toss tomatillos with oil and spread on a baking sheet
  • Broil on high for 5 minutes, turn and broil for another 5 minutes until green becomes more paleo and tomatillos are soft.
  • Add all ingredients into your blender and pulse until combined. Let cool.
  • In a large bowl, smash avocados with a fork. Add salsa verde, garlic granules, salt, and red pepper flakes, if adding. Taste and adjust as desired.
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