Sunday, January 31, 2010

Skirt Steak with a Citrus Marinade and a Good Book

Today was a lazy Sunday. Jeffrey had to work so we didn't go to church :( Next week we will be there! I didn't even get dressed today...that is VERY different for me. I woke up at 8:30 and read my book until 3 o'clock! As you can tell it was a very engaging book. It is called The Girl That Plays With Fire, the second in a trilogy by Steig Larsson. I read the first book, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo last year. It is a murder mystery series. I usually don't like movies that are in this genre because they give me bad dreams, but for some reason books don't bother me as bad. Now I have to wait until May to read the third book!!

Last night I made a Citrus marinaded skirt steak. I also made crunchy mashed potatoes again (I told you I love these things!), and I had some Caesar dressing leftover from the night before that I made. When I bought the steak last week I didn't know what I would do with it. When I was working the other day at Dream Dinners, there was a Citrus Marinaded Steak on their menu so I decided to use the recipe as an idea for my skirt steak. (PS: this isn't their exact recipe)

Citrus Marinaded Skirt Steak
Skirt Steak
1/4 cup Orange Juice
1/4 cup Lime Juice
1/2 Tb Minced Garlic
1 Tsp Franks Red Hot
2 Tb Olive Oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin (not pictured)

Mix all the ingredients into a gallon bag.

Put the Skirt Steak in the bag and let marinade overnight.

I decided to broil the steak so that it wouldn't smoke up my house.
Put the steak and marinade into a baking pan.

Put under broiler for 4 minutes.

Turn the steak and put back under broiler for another 4 minutes.

Serve with juices spooned over the steak.

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