Ever since I visited St. Thomas and our AirBnB host left us a diet coke with a lime in our little abode, I can’t help but think I’m on some kind of glorious caribbean vacation when I have anything with lime. Add coconut, and it’s a done deal. On that vacation I actually cracked open a coconut with my bare hands like She-Ra to drink the milk…but that’s a story for another day.
This recipe is the epitome of coconut-lime steaks, it’s drenched in piquancy and has a nice kick to it from the red pepper flakes. And I repeat, it’s packed with flavor, so it’s not for vanilla tastebuds! I recommend cooking this in a skillet where you can keep rolling it around in the marinade, but you can grill it too if you like! You’ve never had a steak like this before!
PS. When I was done, I tossed in some spinach for a few minutes to soak up the rest of the marinade. YUM.
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- zest of one lime
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice from one lime
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger (I used the fresh stuff in the tube)
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 3/4 tsp sea salt
- 2lb grass fed skirt steak (can be cut into sections)
- In a large bowl, combine the coconut oil, lime juice and zest, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and salt. Mix.
- Add the steak toss/rub with the marinade (the coconut oil will harden after you're done, that's OK).
- Let meat marinate for about 20 minutes at room temperature (important to marinate!)
- Transfer steak to a large skillet set over medium-high heat. If it doesn't fit, cut in half against the grain. If some of your marinade is still stuck to the bowl, spoon it out into the pan to cook with the steak.
- Sear the steak on both sides until it's cooked to your desired doneness, 4-5 minutes per side (skirt steak cooks quickly!)
- Slice and serve!
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