Mojo Criollo Skirt Steak

Skirt Steak in Mojo Criollo Marinade

Mojo criollo is a traditional Cuban marinade usually made with bitter oranges. This version’s made to work with the citrus you can get at the megamart, since I have no clue where to get a bitter orange that isn’t already in marmalade form (and very little idea where to get Seville orange marmalade, aside from “The Internet”). I was a little worried about the beef hanging out with lime for so long, but I ended up with a surprisingly tender, flavorful steak that my roommate also enjoyed. I served it with Spiced Black Beans and some sweet potato spears in chili spice butter from the megamart — those didn’t go so well, but the idea was good, so someday I’ll try and make something like them myself, no doubt.

Mojo Criollo Skirt Steak, adapted from PaulaG on

1/4 c. lime juice (2.5 limes, for me)
1/2 c. orange juice (1.5 particularly juicy oranges)
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. dried oregano, or 1 Tbsp. fresh oregano
1 1/2 tsp. salt, plus more for seasoning steaks
pepper to taste
1 1/4 lb. skirt steak (or so)

Mix all the things except the steak in a zip-top bag — if you seal it up with some air in it, you can get a good vigorous shake going and emulsify it pretty dang well. Once it’s mixed, pop the steaks in and marinate for 2-6 hours.

Fish the steaks out of the marinade, dry them a bit and salt them while your grill heats. (Confession: mine is by George Foreman.) Once it’s heated, grill until desired doneness. Rotate a bit for nice grill marks. Let it rest for ten minutes or so, slice across the grain and serve.


~ by iliadawry on 30 June 2012.

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