Grilled Balsamic Skirt Steak with Grilled Corn Salsa

I’m not ready for summer to end. While I’m happy to see apple and pumpkin recipes popping up on various websites, I cling to my peaches and corn like a stubborn child. I feel sadness when I notice the sun fading into the horizon earlier every day. I do love autumn with it’s crisp temperatures, colorful leaves and hints of Christmas in the air. But I’ll never love it quite as much as spring, which brings the promise of flowers, sunlight, lazy beach days and grilling. I don’t see myself slowing down with the grill this year until the first snowstorm rips the tongs out of my cold, shivering hands.

When Lori Lange sent me a copy of her new book, The Recipe Girl Cookbook, I immediately knew I wanted to try her grilled balsamic skirt steak with grilled corn salsa. I’d never grilled skirt steak before! A new experiment. 

This cookbook is filled with all kinds of delicious recipes: barbecue-sauced shrimp and bacon with orzo, tomato-mascarpone risotto, puff pastry peach pie… I can’t put it down. And Lori has offered to give away a copy to one of you! Check out the contest below the recipe for a chance to win.

Grilled Balsamic Skirt Steak with Grilled Corn Salsa
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
Marinade
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Steak
  • 1½ pounds skirt steak, fat trimmed
Grilled Corn Salsa
  • 2 large ears corn, shucked and rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place the marinade ingredients into a large ziplock baggie or a glass pan and stir them together. Add the steak to the marinade and turn it over to coat. Marinade the steak for at least 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator, turning it often to coat all sides of the steak.
  2. When you're ready to grill, remove the steak from the refrigerator and allow it to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Soak the corn in a large bowl of water for 30 minutes. Preheat the grill to medium. Place the corn on the hot grill grates, grilling until the ears are slightly charred on all sides. Remove them from the grill and let them cool. Cut the corn kernels off of the cobs. In a large bowl, mix the corn, tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Drain the steak from the marinade and grill, covered, until it has good grill marks, 5 to 6 minutes. Flip and cook, covered, until the steak is done to your liking, 4 to 5 minutes for medium rare. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Thinly slice against the grain. Serve the sliced steak topped with the corn salsa.
Notes
Recipe shared with permission from The Recipe Girl Cookbook by Lori Lange.

 

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Comments

  1. This skirt steak looks heavenly! Saw your book at Williams Sonoma last night!! Awesome!!

  2. Great giveaway…steak looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it.

  3. Yum – the recipe looks great!

  4. Can’t wait to try this recipe and some of the other yummy looking ones!

  5. Looks delish! I can’t wait to try it.

  6. I’m with you, girl! It’s way way too early for all things pumpkin and gourds (it’s still summer people!) And what a delicious looking dinner to continue to celebrate that we still have summer until Sept 22 :)

  7. Jennifer, I am with you on the cold weather that is lurking its head around, not ready for summer to end. Last weekend we saw some pumpkins on a farm while driving up to VA. The steak looks pretty delicious!

  8. Fantastic recipe, definitely want to give this a try!

  9. amy williams says:

    Would love to try this recipe!

  10. That looks so unbelievably delicious right now!

  11. Beautiful job to both of you! Looks super fantastic.

  12. I just found your site from Recipe Girl and I have to say your photography is BEAUTIFUL!! I am definitely a new fan. I love to grill as well and can’t wait to try this skirt steak!

  13. Mmm! Steak sounds so good right now! I need to get my hands on these ingredients to try this recipe-maybe tonight :)

  14. I definitely haven’t had my fill of peaches and corn either!

  15. LOVE Recipe Girl and love a good steak!

  16. I will miss all the fresh produce when summer ends. Eating as much as possible right now.

  17. Great giveaway!

  18. i love your blog!

  19. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :)

  20. Looks yum! Great giveaway!

  21. Ooh… I love skirt steak. This looks great! We have corn from our CSA that is begging to be used. Here’s hoping I can find skirt steak at the farmer’s market tomorrow… I know what we’ll be having!

  22. while I can’t say i’m not ready for summer to end I will certainly miss the tomatoes and other veggies.

  23. I love grilled steak and that grilled salsa is a great topper!

  24. This is like my families ideal dinner! It looks perfect and Lori did a beautiful job with here!

  25. I’ve never grilled skirt steak before too! It’s a little hard to come by here because people don’t have beef ver often so there aren’t many cuts to pick from. But you’d be sure I’ll try the same flavours on the ribeye I got.

  26. faleen fedol says:

    I love try9ing new foods and recipes as do my son and daughter in law. These recipes seem to be quite diverse, really tempting, and each one not overwhelmed with the amount of ingredients. Thank you for your consideration.

  27. Gail Annacarto says:

    Yummmmmmmm

  28. I have been wanting this cookbook, thanks for the chance to win!

  29. Kerrey Reyes says:

    This looks like a great book to add to my collection!

  30. This looks delicious. Can’t go wrong with balsamic!

  31. Looks delish….can’t wait to try!!!

  32. I am not ready for summer to end either. Especially not before I try this recipe. Plus the peaches and tomatoes are so good right now.

  33. Denise Wilson says:

    Looks great!

  34. I’ve been craving steak lately. My kitchen and grill haven’t seen beef for several months, so this might be the recipe to welcome it back with!

  35. This looks so good. If we hadn’t had steak last night I would be fixing it tonight! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win a book.

  36. I love Recipe Girl!

  37. This sounds deliciously simple- YUM!

  38. I am going to try this recipe with a different protein.

  39. I am going to try this recipe for Sunday lunch

  40. This recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. I will definitely try this out with my girls night out group! We’re getting together at my house this weekend.

  42. Kim Porter says:

    My mouth is now watering…

  43. We just bought 15 dozen ears of corn from a farm this weekend. Might have to give this recipe a try with the flank steak in my freezer and some of that fresh corn. Thank you.

  44. This recipe looks amazing. Whether I win or not, I definitely want a copy of the book to try other recipes out.

  45. I am clinging on to summer too and ignoring the best I can all of the fall dishes now being touted. This is prime time in Colorado for peaches and corn…so this recipe hits the mark with me…thanks!

  46. I’m sure not ready for summer to end, either. It seems it only just started!

  47. I’m clinging onto summer as long as I can get. Tasty spread :)

  48. Jenny Fenton says:

    I would love to try this recipe – it sounds delicious. I would also LOVE to win the amazing cookbook !!

  49. Jen, what a beautiful steak!!! Love the corn salsa, too. Perfect end of Summer meal.

  50. Yum! Love skirt steak. Would this work as well indoors on a grill pan?

  51. I wish summer would never end. Give me watermelon and corn over apples and pumpkins any day.

  52. looks like a great end of summer recipe!

  53. This recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  54. zainab Bakeer says:

    Yummy this looks so good and hope mine will look and taste as good as the one in this pic…can’t wait to fire up the grill

  55. This is the recipe I have been looking for! Thank you!

  56. celeste meehan says:

    we love skirt steak! thanks for what looks like a great recipe.

  57. This looks so good!

  58. that steak looks delicious!

  59. I can’t wait to make this – so perfect for end of summer!

  60. This looks like the perfect meal to make for the family. I hope I win the giveaway.

  61. i LOVE grilled skirt steak! this recipe sounds great!

  62. Sarah Leary says:

    I love her website, so I’m excited about the cookbook. This looks like a great steak recipe!

  63. This sounds very delish. I would just plain LOVE to try that recipe!

  64. I think my heart just skipped a beat. Goodness, this looks absolutely incredible :)

  65. I thought I was ready for fall until it started raining, all week. This recipe looks delicious!

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