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Grilled Skirt Steak with a Salsa-like Sauce Made of Charred Long Hot Peppers, Garlic, Anchovy, Lemon Zest and Olive Oil

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min (includes resting time)
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Salsa-like Sauce:

4 cloves garlic

Olive oil, for cooking 

One 2-ounce tin anchovies, roughly chopped 

4 long hot peppers 

2 lemons, zested and juiced

Grilled Skirt Steak:

One 1 1/2-pound skirt steak

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. For the salsa-like sauce: Add garlic to a small saucepan over low heat and just cover with olive oil. Cook, about 30 minutes. Add anchovies and continue to cook, using the back of a wooden spoon to break up the anchovies and garlic, until anchovies melt, about 15 minutes more. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Preheat a grill for cooking over high heat.
  3. Grill long hot peppers on each side until softened and lightly charred. Remove from grill, roughly chop and place in a large bowl. (Leave grill on.) Add the garlic-anchovy mixture and mix to combine. Add lemon zest and juice to taste. Mix to combine.
  4. For the grilled skirt steak: Sprinkle skirt steak with salt and pepper. Grill steak about 2 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Remove from grill and allow to rest.
  5. Slice steak on a bias and place on a serving platter. Top steak with salsa-like sauce. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve!
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