The weather’s getting nice, so here’s one of my favorite recipes for easy indoor/outdoor grilling: chimichurri skirt steak with a zesty lemon herb marinade that takes just minutes to prepare. Are you giving this a try?


  • 1½ pounds of skirt steak (about 2 medium steaks)
  • ½ teaspoon dry thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dry cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice (fresh/bottled)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large flat baking dish or in a large Ziploc bag.
  2. Add the skirt steak and toss in the marinade. For a quick marinade, stab the meat using a fork or a paring knife to allow the seasoning to penetrate the steak.
  3. For outdoor grilling: Preheat your barbecue for at least 10 minutes on high heat; grill for 4 minutes on each side.
  4. For indoor grilling: Heat a grill pan/heavy duty pan on high heat for 2 minutes. Lower heat to medium-high, then cook the meat for 4-6 minutes on each side.
  5. Allow the meat to rest on a plate or cutting board for 5 minutes, then slice the meat thinly against the grain. Serve over a salad or in a sandwich.


Naomi Hazan is a self-taught chef based in New York. She’s been in love with food for as long as she can remember and credits that mostly to her strong Middle Eastern roots and family. Naomi started cooking at the age of 12 for family, holidays, and small get-togethers among her friends. Today, she caters for all types of affairs, from intimate sheva brachos to events for hundreds of people. Naomi always had a strong belief that good food is one of the best ways to bring people together - after all, some of the best times are shared over a great meal. Naomi can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.