Italian Skirt Steak Marinade Skirt steak marinated in iItalian herbs, garlic and olive oil


January 5, 2020 3 Comments

This Italian skirt steak marinade is not only delicious but is also super easy to make, too!

Italian Skirt Steak Marinade

From the recipe collection of Al Dente Diva

Who wouldn’t love a nice juicy skirt steak marinated in a blend of Italian herbs, garlic and olive oil. Just typing that made me hungry all over again.

Not too many cuts of meat hold a marinade quite as well as a skirt steak does. Therefore making this the perfect choice to soak up all the flavors of the dried herbs and crushed garlic.

Besides being absolutely delicious, I also love this recipe because I always have these ingredients on hand. Which makes it super easy to whip this up in no time.

Nevertheless, how you cook it is up to you. Throw it on the grill or a cast iron skillet. Whatever you choose as your go to for making a steak.


  • Skirt steak (of course)
  • Olive oil
  • Crushed garlic
  • Dry Rosemary
  • Dried Thyme
  • Parsley, Dried
  • Dry Oregano
  • Onion Powder/Flakes
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

How to do it:

First step is to get a large ziplock bag and add all of the ingredients. Work them together and into the meat with your hands on the outside of the bag.

Next, place it in the fridge to marinate. You need to let all of those delicious flavors penetrate the meat. I strongly recommend that you marinate overnight if you have the time. The longer the steak has to absorb the marinade, the better flavor you’ll get in return.

Now it’s time to cook the steak. I like to take mine out about 20 minutes ahead. This helps the meat get up to room temperature.. Subsequently the hot pan isn’t fighting against a super cold steak.

If you’re wondering how long to cook the steak for- the choice is up to you. However, many people agree that medium rare is the way to go. For this reason, only a couple of minutes on each side should do the trick.

Next, let it rest. One of the biggest tips I try to share about cooking a good steak at home is letting it rest. We don’t want all of the flavors that the meat is holding to come pouring out. Therefore, the resting period is a huge part of the process.

In addition, making a tin foil tent will keep all the flavors in! Also,it only takes about 5 minutes longer so be patient. Therefore will be well worth the wait.

Finally its time to slice into the finished product. Do this on an angle. Don’t cut with the grain- go against it. As a result, you will get a much less chewy and more tender result that way.

Tender, juicy and flavorful skirt steak.

As a result, the time you spent marinating this steak is going to reward you. The second this baby hit the pan my whole house smelt incredible and I knew something delicious was about to go down.

Also, if you’re looking for a side to serve with this steak, here is a great one.

Particularly, if you are a skirt steak fan, I hope you give this one a try. It’s a great marinade!

💜Al Dente Diva

Italian Skirt Steak Marinade

Skirt steak marinated in olive oil, crushed garlic and a blend of dried herbs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Marinating time1 d
Total Time11 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: skirt steak marinade, steak marinade
Author: Al Dente Diva


  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Dried Tyme
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 4 Cloves Crushed Garlic
  • Salt Your Preference
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder/Flakes


  • In a large Ziplock bag add the skirt steak
  • Add all of the ingredients and mix it in the bag until the steak is evenly coated.
  • Place in the fridge to marinate (over night ideally)
  • Remove the steak from the bag & cook it however you like.


I like to take my steak out of the refrigerator for about 20 minutes before cooking. It helps to cook it a little closer to room temperature. Skirt steak should be eaten medium rare. So it only needs a few minutes to cook on both sides. Also, cut against the grain for this steak. It will taste much less chewy that way!

Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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  • 1 Man, 3 Hearts January 11, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Lawd have mercy!! 😋💙

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