Air Fryer Skirt Steak — Don’t fret, steak lovers. If you’re in the market for a new way to cook your favorite cut of meat, look no further than this recipe. It’s easy and delicious! The only thing missing is the grill flavor that we all know and love – but don’t worry about that because this dish is so tasty it won’t matter. You’ll be getting all of the juiciness without any fuss or mess from cooking out on the grill!
Skirt steak is a cut of beef that can be cooked in many different ways. It’s very flavorful, but because it has no fat or marbling, it doesn’t produce much juice during cooking. For this reason, skirt steak often needs to be pan-seared first to create the “crust” before finishing in the air fryer.
Air Fryers are an excellent way to cook skirt steak with minimal oil.
If you have been wondering how to cook skirt Steak, this is a great and full-proof method, but I do recommend searing in a skillet first, which will probably surprise you all, but the results are really worth the extra step!
If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Steak Recipes some of my favorite recipes are NINJA FOODI STEAK TIPS, AIR FRYER PHILLY CHEESESTEAK EGG ROLLS, AIR FRYER STEAK BITES, and AIR FRYER BLACK PEPPER STEAK KABOB.
What is Skirt Steak?
Skirt steak is a cut of beef from the plate, which is located between the rib and sirloin cuts. Skirt steaks are flavorful but tough cuts that require long, slow cooking to break down the muscle fibers. They’re often used for fajitas or carne asada due to their ability to withstand high heat without drying out.
Skirt steak is also known as arrachera in Spanish-speaking countries. It’s one of my favorite meats because it has so much flavor! I’m sharing some tips on how you can cook skirt steak for your next meal at home.
What’s the Difference Between Skirt Steak and Flank Steak?
Skirt Steak and Flank Steak are both a cut of beef from the diaphragm muscles. Skirt steak comes from the abdominal area, while flank steak is from the lower chest area. They have similar flavor profiles but skirt steak has more fat content and can be tougher if not cooked properly. Skirt steaks are usually sold as whole pieces, while flank steaks come in halves or thirds for easier cooking.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Skirt Steak
- Skirt Steak
- Olive Oil
- Black Pepper
- Steak Seasoning
How To Make Air Fryer Skirt Steak
Dry your steak off with paper towels or a kitchen towel. Then season your steak with salt, black pepper, and steak seasoning.
Place your pan onto the burner, and turn on your heat to medium-high. Allow the pan to get hot for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the olive oil.
Then add our steaks, sear both sides for about 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a preheated air fryer, at 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 5 minutes. flipping halfway. (This will give you a medium steak)
Let rest for a couple of minutes, before slicing.
What’s the Best Way to Slice Skirt Steak?
The best way to slice skirt steak is by following the grain of the meat. Cutting against the grain will create a tough piece of meat, so it’s imperative that you follow this rule for perfect slicing every time.
Should You Marinate Skirt Steak?
A lot of people ask me if they should marinate skirt steak before cooking it. Do you need to? It depends on what you are using the steak for. If you plan on a plain steak dinner, no, but if you are planning to use the meat in a dish like tacos or fajitas where it will be cooked with other ingredients and sauces, then yes! Marinating can enhance flavors and tenderize the meat.
How Do You Serve Skirt Steak?
Skirt steak is a cut of beef that can be overlooked because it is not as well-known as other cuts. You can serve it with a number of dishes, including some of my favorites:
- 1 pound skirt steak
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Olive oil for pan
- Dry your steak off with paper towels or a kitchen towel. Then season your steak with salt, black pepper, and steak seasoning.
- Place your pan onto the burner, and turn on your heat to medium-high. Allow the pan to get hot for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the olive oil.
- Then add our steaks, sear both sides for about 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a preheated air fryer, at 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 5 minutes. flipping halfway. (This will give you a medium steak)
- Let rest for a couple of minutes before slicing.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 722Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 35gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 1488mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 56g
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