Dijon-Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak Recipe

Photograph: Vicky Wasik

Why It Works

  • The acids in Dijon mustard and champagne vinegar have a tenderizing effect on the meat.
  • Rosemary marries well with the pungency of the mustard and the intense char from the grill.

Dijon mustard is the star ingredient in this easy and flavorful marinade for grilled skirt steak—made more tart with champagne vinegar, and more aromatic with the piney scent of rosemary.

Recipe Facts

Active: 30 mins
Total: 4 hrs 30 mins
Serves: 2 servings

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  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) champagne vinegar, such as Martin Pouret

  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary needles

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 450 g skirt steak


  1. In a small bowl, mix together mustard, champagne vinegar, rosemary, and black pepper.

  2. Place steak in a zipper-lock bag and pour marinade on top, pushing it around to make sure steak is well coated. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

  3. Light 1 chimney full of charcoal. When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and spread coals evenly over half of coal grate. Alternatively, set half the burners of a gas grill to high heat. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill, and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil grilling grate.

  4. Remove steak from bag, scraping off excess marinade. Grill steak over high heat until desired doneness has been reached, meat has developed a nice exterior char, and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 115 to 120°F (46 to 49°C) for medium-rare or 125 to 130°F (52 to 54°C) for medium (about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare). If marinade threatens to burn, transfer steak to cooler side of grill to finish cooking. Let steak rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Special Equipment

Grill, instant-read thermometer

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
422 Calories
26g Fat
3g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 422
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 548mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 625mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)