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cirk
05-16-2013, 04:07 PM
Got an awesome pack of skirt steaks from Sam's. got em marinating in soy, lemon, garlic, and red pepper. Gonna do tacos with grilled onions and guacamole. But I am looking for a good rub to throw on then before they hit the hot cast iron grates? Help with rub!!!!

Thanks in advance!!!

John Bowen
05-16-2013, 04:11 PM
I would just hit them with some Adobo, Cracked Pepper and slap them on the grate.

deguerre
05-16-2013, 04:11 PM
Well, they're already gonna have some salt from the soy. I use Fiesta brand's fajita seasoning. I love it.

http://www.texmex.net/Graphics/fajseas.gif

On edit - they make a salt free version of this as well.

Bob in St. Louis
05-16-2013, 04:14 PM
I've never done skirts myself, (but have eaten a ton cooked by others).
Seems to me the best "flavor" for a skirt would be (and has been for my taste buds) is a simple S/P.
Too much funky stuff on there might kill the majic a skirt steak is capable of. I couldn't imagine putting any kind of a typical rub on one. Fresh off the grill, sliced up and on my tortilla is how I like 'em.

Just my opinion though.

Wampus
05-16-2013, 04:19 PM
Yeah, I don't think I'd use a traditional "rub" on them since screamin hot grillin is what's gonna give you the best results and a "rub" will likely have some sugar in it.


Just use Adobo, or even just Lemon Pepper, Lime Pepper or just plain ole S&P, maybe some garlic powder, onion powder, etc.


Sounds good. A good grilled skirt steak, sliced across the grain is some good stuff.

Cast Iron Chef
05-16-2013, 05:24 PM
I found a carne asada rub I put on mine. My marinade is more lemon/lime juice, steak sauce, garlic and chillis.

Whistler
05-16-2013, 08:01 PM
Well, they're already gonna have some salt from the soy. I use Fiesta brand's fajita seasoning. I love it.

http://www.texmex.net/Graphics/fajseas.gif

On edit - they make a salt free version of this as well.

Good stuff.

smokinskater
05-16-2013, 08:01 PM
I use the fiesta fajita with no salt. I've had my mexican friends tell how good my fajitas are

scummybear
05-16-2013, 08:11 PM
A good salt & pepper is all I need.

caseydog
05-16-2013, 08:27 PM
The Fiesta fajita seasoning is one of the few commercial blends I use. It is good.

However, some salt, pepper, cayenne, just a little cumin (a little goes a long way), and dried oregano would work. I never put it on heavy like a rub. I use it as a seasoning -- just a dusting.

My Mexican marinade has fresh chopped cilantro in it. I am not a big cilantro fan, but I like it in marinades -- it gives a more subtle cilantro flavor that I can appreciate.

My Mexican marinade base is olive oil -- regular or light, not Extra Virgin. I've never used Soy Sauce, but a little would work as a replacement for salt. I can't imagine using it at the main liquid for a Mexican marinade.

Good luck with your cook.

CD

Wyley
05-16-2013, 09:33 PM
McCormick's Grill Mates Cowboy rub. It's got coffee and cocoa in it. It's what I always use and it's awesome. I made some just last night on the Weber.

pattyp
05-16-2013, 09:54 PM
Look up alton browns fajita on food tv. It is great!

Wampus
05-16-2013, 10:25 PM
Look up alton browns fajita on food tv. It is great!

THIS!


Yep, AB does it up right. Here's his recipe:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/skirt-steak-recipe/index.html

Here's the episode where he did up a skirt steak....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbmmOaRmMR4

Bonewagon
05-16-2013, 10:27 PM
I usually use a Santa Maria rub, sometimes I add chipotle powder.

cirk
05-17-2013, 10:21 AM
I just did salt and pepper. The steaks were fantastic for dinner and breakfast!! Thanks for the advice guys