Broiled Skirt Steak with Thai Basil

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Broiled Skirt Steak
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1 - 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons steak rub

Thai Basil Sauce:

1/2 cup packed Thai basil
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 lemon, juice only


1) Preheat broiler to high heat and move an oven rack to the highest rack. Turn on fan and open a window as it might get a bit smokey while you are broiling.

2) Lay out skirt steak on a baking sheet lined with foil and brush with olive oil on both sides. Season both sides well with steak seasoning.

3) Cook skirt steak on broil on the first side for 4 minutes. Flip and broil on second side for 5 minutes. A flank steak will probably need an additional 5 minutes of broiling. Steaks are done when they hit 130˚F in the thick part of the steak for medium rare steak. Skirt steak is so thin, that you can assume it’s done after the cooking time.

4) Let steak rest for a few minutes and then slice the steak across the grain into strips.

5) Serve with the homemade basil pesto.

Leftovers keep well in the fridge for 4-5 days.

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