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
  • 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
  • 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
  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.
Recipe shared with permission from The Recipe Girl Cookbook by Lori Lange.


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Disclaimer: I was sent a free copy of The Recipe Girl Cookbook but was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.

  • Heather

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

    • Lori @ RecipeGirl

      You didn’t see my book in WS, did you? Are you referring to another book?

      • Heather

        Sorry, I saw Jen’s book about Slushes!

        • Lori @ RecipeGirl

          Gotcha- I was going to say… I didn’t think my book was there! I’ll look for Jen’s!

  • Marissa

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

  • Kel

    Yum – the recipe looks great!

  • Hilary

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

  • Melissa

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

  • Deanna Segrave-Daly

    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 :)

  • Nik@ABrownTable

    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!

  • Happy Valley Chow

    Fantastic recipe, definitely want to give this a try!

  • amy williams

    Would love to try this recipe!

  • Rebecca

    That looks so unbelievably delicious right now!

  • Jackie {The Beeroness}

    Beautiful job to both of you! Looks super fantastic.

  • Heather

    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!

    • Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much, Heather!

  • Marie

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

  • Elizabeth

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

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

    LOVE Recipe Girl and love a good steak!

  • Cori R.

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

  • Melissa

    Great giveaway!

  • Barbara McCrary

    i love your blog!

  • Kelly Tang

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :)

  • Ilona t

    Looks yum! Great giveaway!

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

    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!

    • Jennifer Farley

      This would also work really well with flank steak if you can’t find skirt!

  • jacquie

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

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

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

  • Tieghan

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

  • Jayne

    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.

  • faleen fedol

    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.

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  • Cindy B.

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

  • Kerrey Reyes

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

  • Audrey B.

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

  • Tina H

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

  • Laura Dembowski

    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.

  • Denise Wilson

    Looks great!

  • Heather

    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!

  • Judy

    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.

  • Shelly

    I love Recipe Girl!

  • Sophia @ NYFoodgasm

    This sounds deliciously simple- YUM!

  • Jenna

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

  • libby

    I am going to try this recipe for Sunday lunch

  • Alina

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

  • Sean C

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

  • Kim Porter

    My mouth is now watering…

  • Alicia J.

    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.

  • Danielle A.

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

  • Barbara | Creative Culinary

    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!

  • Janet

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

  • Kiran @

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

  • Jenny Fenton

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

  • ashley – baker by nature

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

  • pat simon

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

  • Denise H.

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

  • Kim

    looks like a great end of summer recipe!

  • Kristi

    This recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  • zainab Bakeer

    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

  • stephanie

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

  • celeste meehan

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

  • Natasha

    This looks so good!

  • Erika W.

    that steak looks delicious!

  • Jessica Z

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

  • Candice

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

  • natalie @ wee eats

    i LOVE grilled skirt steak! this recipe sounds great!

  • Sarah Leary

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

  • Grace

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

  • Nutmeg Nanny

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

  • Jenny @ BAKE

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