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Skirt Steak with Shallot Thyme Butter

Prepare your taste buds for an exquisite journey with my Skirt Steak with Shallot Thyme Butter. Succulent skirt steak, perfectly seared to a caramelised perfection, meets the luxurious embrace of our house-made shallot thyme butter. Each slice is a symphony of flavours, promising a gourmet experience that will leave you craving for more.

Total Time
45 min
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • 500g skirt steak
    3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    2 shallots, finely chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
    Salt and black pepper, to taste
    Olive oil, for cooking

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    15 min
  • Cooking Time
    20 min – 25 min

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    1. Prepare the Shallot Thyme Butter:
      In a small bowl, combine softened butter, finely chopped shallots, minced garlic, and fresh thyme leaves. Season with salt and black pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated. Shape the butter into a log using plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
    2. Season and Rest the Steak:
      Pat the skirt steak dry with paper towels. Season both sides generously with salt and black pepper. Let the steak rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes to an hour to allow it to come to temperature for more even cooking.
    3. Preheat the Grill or Pan:
      Preheat your grill or a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Brush the grill grates or the pan with a bit of olive oil to prevent sticking.
    4. Grill the Steak:
      Place the seasoned skirt steak on the hot grill or in the hot pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare, or adjust the time to your desired level of doneness. Skirt steak is thin, so it cooks quickly.
    5. Rest the Steak:
      Once the steak reaches your preferred doneness, remove it from the grill or pan and let it rest on a cutting board for about 5 minutes. Resting allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring a juicy steak.
    6. Serve with Shallot Thyme Butter:
      Slice the skirt steak against the grain into thin strips. Place a pat of the shallot thyme butter on top of the warm steak slices. The butter will melt over the steak, adding richness and flavor.
    7. Garnish and Serve:
      Garnish with additional fresh thyme leaves if desired. Serve the Skirt Steak with Shallot Thyme Butter immediately with your favorite side dishes.
    Pro Tips
    • Perfect Searing: Pat the skirt steak dry with paper towels before seasoning to ensure a good sear.
    • Butter Brilliance: Let the shallot thyme butter rest at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving; it will melt beautifully over the warm steak.
    • Resting Period: Allow the cooked steak to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing. This preserves the juices, ensuring a juicy bite.
    • Garnish Gracefully: Elevate the dish’s presentation by adding a sprinkle of fresh thyme leaves just before serving.


Calories per Serving:
Approximately 350 kcal per serving. Savor the exquisite flavors of our Skirt Steak with Shallot Thyme Butter, a culinary delight that promises an unforgettable dining experience.

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