Skirt Steak Fajitas with Lime and Black Pepper February 01 2012

 

  • 2 large onions, peeled and cut lengthwise into 6 wedges, leaving root ends intact
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 lb skirt steak, halved crosswise
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • 18 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Prepare grill for cooking.

Thread onions onto skewers (or put in grill basket), then brush with 1/2 tablespoon oil and season with salt and pepper. When fire is medium-hot (you can hold your hand 5 inches above rack for 3 to 4 seconds), grill onions, turning occasionally, until tender, 16 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. When just cool enough to handle, cut onions into 1-inch pieces and toss with vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

While onions are grilling, stir together lime juice and remaining teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons oil in a shallow dish, then add steak and marinate at room temperature, turning once, 10 minutes.

Pat steak dry, then rub with pepper. Grill steak on lightly oiled grill rack, turning once, 6 to 10 minutes total for medium-rare. Transfer to cutting board, then let stand 5 minutes before cutting diagonally into thin slices.

While steak is standing, toast tortillas directly on grill rack, turning once, until puffed slightly and browned in spots, about 1 minute total. Serve steak, onions, cilantro, and salsa all wrapped in tortillas.