Dry Rub Skirt Steak


Dry Rub Skirt Steak

Dry Rub Skirt Steak

Falda de Res Asada

Recipe Yield

2 servings

Cooking time

25 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.50 from 10 votes


  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 7- to 8-ounce skirt steaks about 1/2-inch thick, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

To Prepare

  • In a small bowl, mix all the spices with salt and pepper.
  • Pat the steaks dry and apply the spice rub on both sides. Let steaks sit for a few minutes or up to 2 hours (if more than a half an hour place in the refrigerator).
  • Heat a skillet over high heat. Add the butter and as soon as it melts, add the steaks. Sear for about 4 minutes on one side, and between 2 to 3 minutes on the second side (for medium). Adjust timing to your liking.
  • Let it rest for 3 to 4 minutes before serving.


44comments inDry Rub Skirt Steak

  1. Ed

    Apr 07

    Folks, I need some help identifying a show. I just stumbled down the stairs on a Sunday morning, turned on the tube, and saw Pati and her son eating a thin steak, potato with bacon and asparagus. It looked so good, I wanted to start cooking immediately! But then the show ended without any recap. Can anybody help identify these recipes?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 10

      Hi Ed, thanks for reaching out! The show you watched was Pati’s Mexican Table Season 5, Episode 512: Alan goes to college. You can fin all the recipes from that episode in this link https://patijinich.com/video/episode-512-alan-goes-to-college/ 🙂

  2. Guy Cerimele

    Oct 10

    The dry rub works really well for taste. I substituted smoked paprika for the sweet paprika out of necessity. Be sure to peel as much of the film off of the steak as you can to allow the seasoning to penetrate the meat.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 10

      Great tip, thanks for sharing Guy!

  3. Radar

    Feb 10

    We’ll try on Super bowl Sunday

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 10

      Yay, enjoy!

  4. Doug Wilson

    Oct 10

    What can use use in place of the cumin in the dry rub?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 22

      Hey Doug, you can try with a bit of powdered coriander seeds, or just leave it out. Enjoy!

  5. Lazaro

    Sep 29

    On the ingredients, when you say oregano, you mean Mexican oregano, right? Or, is regular oregano alright to use? Also, can I use smoked paprika instead of sweet paprika? Love your show and recipes. Keep them coming. Thanks.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 10

      You can use any oregano you have, Lazaro. You can use smoked paprika…it will have a different taste but also good!

  6. Mary

    Jun 29

    Hola Pati, felicidades por tu programa, es la primera vez que lo veo y me encanto.
    El show fue en el Valle de Guadalupe, me encantaria visitar los viñedos. En que lugar se puede comer esa gran costilla que presentaste en el programa? Gracias.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 10

      Mil gracias, Mary! Y en Bruma, con el chef David Castro Hussong.

  7. Tammy

    Jul 02

    Hi Pati, I love watching all your shows! Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful recipes! The directions say to marinate the skirt steak for up to 2 hours. Can I marinate the meat for longer (say overnight)?

    1. Pati

      Jul 02

      Sure! Just make sure to marinate it in the fridge then.

  8. Cynthia Finan

    Jun 25

    Love this simple recipe. It has just the right amount of spice to create a tasty Mexican Skirt Steak.

    1. Pati

      Jun 26

      So glad you love the recipe, Cynthia.

  9. Jackie

    Oct 28

    We really enjoy watching your show, Pati, and this recipe for skirt steak is outstanding! So simple but so flavorful. It’s a favorite at our house. Thank you!

    1. Pati

      Nov 02

      So happy that it’s another family favorite, Jackie!

  10. Tony May

    Oct 28

    We have this at least twice a month!!! Fixing it now!! Love your show! Love your recipes! Love you.

    1. Pati

      Oct 30

      That’s awesome! Thank you for being such a great fan, Tony!

  11. Wendy

    Oct 15

    Hi Pati!

    Love your show! Can this rub be good with any type of meat, like NY strip?

    1. Pati

      Oct 20


  12. Aurora Gonzalez

    Sep 16

    How long does it cook and at what temp?

    1. Pati

      Sep 19

      I cook it over high heat. I like mine medium, so I sear it for about 4 minutes on one side and 2-3 minutes on the other side. But if you like it more rare or more well-done you can cook for shorter or longer…

  13. Lori

    Sep 15

    Hi Patti, I loved this episode with your son Alan cooking with you. I could tell it was a bittersweet moment at the end thinking of how much you’ll miss him moving away for college. I remember the same feeling with my daughter! I cried a lot for two weeks sfter we dropped her off! It got better. Love your recipes and so far tried the green beans-great!!

    1. Pati

      Sep 19

      Oh…I cried during the episode too. 🙂

  14. Capel

    Sep 08

    Cooke this last night at our fire pit party in Bussleton Western Australia and it was fabulous, I love your show on SBS Pati and even if they’re repeats I get very upset if it’s not on – I just heard about the quake at Chiapas and Oaxaca – feel very:sad and hope people are holding up OK – very very dad. Did you hear that even in D.F. the golden angle was swaying!!!!

    1. Pati

      Sep 11

      Yes my thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

  15. Don Parent

    Aug 28

    I’m a 72-year-old 100% Disabled Vietnam Vet that loves to cook. I also love everything about you and your show. I watched the episode where your son was going off to school. You made this Dry Rub Skirt Steak so I had to try it. That spice rub is now a staple in my kitchen.Writing this I just talked myself into making that meal tonight. Yeeeessssss!!!!! Thank You for such a great show. Don Parent

    1. Pati

      Sep 07

      Thank you so much Don! I’m so happy that it is now a staple in your kitchen…that is awesome!

  16. Julie

    Jul 28

    Delicious and so so easy mmmm.

    1. Pati

      Jul 28

      Thank you Julie!

  17. Amy B

    Jun 27

    Hola Pati!
    I watched this episode with my youngest son (11 years old) last night. I asked him if he wants to cook this meal with me and we would do it together; he said of course! He has shown an interest in cooking, so I am excited to do this with him!

    I love Mexican cuisine and you make it look so easy to prepare and you have such enthusiasm! Love your show!!

    1. Pati

      Jun 30

      That is fantastic! I hope you and your son have so much fun in the kitchen.

  18. Craig

    Jun 26

    I just saw the last part of your show for the first time. I will be a follower now because I love Mexican food and have always wanted to learn how to cook it. Thank you for sharing your recipes! Craig

    1. Pati

      Jul 06

      Yay! So happy to hear that Craig.

  19. Vibi

    May 08

    Facil y delicioso., ya lo hice

    1. Pati

      May 11


  20. Linda Plettl

    May 04

    Love your TV show! I’m trying this for dinner tonite! ☺

    1. Pati

      May 05


  21. Cathy

    May 01

    I just made this steak for dinner tonight, and it was absolutely delicious! Talk about quick and easy…my kind of recipe. Can’t wait to try many more of your recipes. Thanks!

    1. Pati

      May 04

      Super Cathy! Thank you so much!

  22. Ken Overholt

    Apr 27

    Just watched this episode. Your son Alan is so cute. What a great kid. You must be very proud of him. But I can’t believe you’re old enough to have a son going to college!!!

    Love your show!


    1. Pati

      Apr 28

      So proud!

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