marinated skirt steak & an All-Clad giveaway

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food & Fitness887 Comments

The pot rack in my kitchen might be the one thing in my house that we installed a week after we moved in 10 years ago and hasn’t moved an inch.  It’s never even been under threat of being moved.  I love, love, love my pot rack.  That’s an odd thing for me, because it’s not an antique, but it is so functional and I honestly like having all of my pretty pans and copper pots on display.


And yes, I use them.  Not all of them, but I use most of them.

Most of the pans I’ve picked up here and there at discount stores and even yard sales.  (I bought that gorgeous antique copper bunt pan from a German woman at a yard sale in Florida for $25.)  Some of them have been Christmas presents, too, from the time when I was a Food Network junkie and wanted to amass any gadget or tool Alton Brown told me was a must have.


Two of my prized pans, though, are my All-Clad pans.  I bought both of them, one at a time, about 12 years ago.  I bought my 3 Qt Saucier with my birthday money and I found my Copper Core 10″ Fry Pan at a discount at HomeGoods.  I was giddy over that score.  I splurged on both and have had no regrets.  They are my favorite pans.

When All-Clad noticed I used a couple of their pans, they asked if I would like to try another one and give one away to my readers!  Well, yes!  I get to partner with a lot of brands, but I especially love it when I get to partner with brands that I have loved and spent money on long before I became a blogger.

So, the pan they sent to me to try is the d3 Armor Fish Pan.  Now, I actually love fish, but I was very spoiled by my Opa, who would take me fishing and we would cook those fish that night.  Nothing else can compare, so I don’t cook fish, but the pan is also great for searing steaks and cooking other delicate, awkwardly-shaped foods, like skirt steaks, butterflied chicken breasts, and omelets.

The riveted surface on the interior of the pan promotes effortless release, so delicate foods don’t stick.


The pan was the perfect shape and design for cooking one of Jeff’s favorite recipes, a marinated steak.  His mom usually makes it with flank steak, but I had skirt steak on hand, so I used that.  They are both tougher cuts of meat that benefit from marinating and quick cooking.


The marinade is about a cup of red wine, 1 T olive oil, 1 T soy sauce, 1/2 minced onion, fresh thyme leaves, juice from 1/2 lemon, and pepper.  I don’t measure things out, but throw it all into a shallow dish or plastic bag and let the meat marinate for about 30 minutes.


Once the meat was ready, I added a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and preheated it over a burner turned to high heat.



Preheating the pan is the key to getting a nice sear (or crust) on steak.  If you put meat in a cold pan, that just won’t happen.  Cook about 5 minutes per side.


I used to be nervous about food sticking and used coated pans for everything!  But, several years ago (during the Food Network junkie years), I learned how to cook food properly, so it doesn’t stick.  Putting food in at the proper temperature and not messing with it until it sears is one of the things I learned.

Allow the meat to rest for 5-10 minutes.  During this time, I like to add a bit more red wine and a pat of butter to the pan and let it reduce to make a nice jus to pour over the steak.  Once the steak has rested, I slice it on the bias and at an angle, against the grain.  This makes a tough cut of meat much more tender.


I’m not a huge meat eater, but I do like a nice grass-fed steak now and then and this one is my favorite.


As I mentioned earlier All-Clad would like to give a d3 Armor Fish Pan away to one of my readers!  Just in time for holiday cooking (or give as a gift), right?

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post.  This giveaway is only open to readers in the US and those over the age of 18.  Entries will be accepted through Friday, October 21, 2016.  The winner will be announced and notified directly via e-mail.

For recipes and more information about All-Clad, you can follow them on the following social media platforms…

Facebook: @AllClad

Pinterest: @AllClad

Instagram: @AllClad

Twitter: @AllClad


Disclosure: All-Clad gave me the d3 Amor Fish Pan in exchange for this post.  I thought my readers would like an opportunity to win one and, as I said, I have been an All-Clad customer for years and is a brand I am excited to partner with.

marinated skirt steak & an All-Clad giveaway

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887 Comments on “marinated skirt steak & an All-Clad giveaway”

  1. Would love to win and upgrade my pots and pans that I’ve had since my bridal shower 40+ years ago!

  2. All Clad is about the best cookware available. If it is just not in your budget, one good piece such as a skillet can be used for many things and is worth the sacrifice. The skirt steak is awesome for fajitas too as well as served with a chimichuri sauce. Your skirt steak looks really good. I would personally love love to use this pan as I only have one All Clad piece 🙂

  3. Mmmm…looks delish. I’ve never owned an All-Clad pan & would love one. Would also love to know what your side dish is.

  4. THIS: “I was a Food Network junkie and wanted to amass any gadget or tool Alton Brown told me was a must have.”

    LOL I think this is me right now!! SO irritated they moved Good Eats to the Cooking Channel from the Food Network too! But I digress…

    The steak looks amazing. You should see my pans. Nothing to brag about. Alton Brown would cry.

    Would love to have this All Clad since I’m in my “try every new recipe” stage of homemaking/motherhood. Thanks for the chance!!

  5. That skirt steak looks fantastic! And I love that you cooked steak in a “fish” pan. I always chuckle when people get sooooo wrapped up in having a special pan, knife, spoon or whatever for different tasks. Yes, specialized pans are great but for heavens sake, just get in the kitchen and work with what you’ve got!

  6. I would love to try one of these pans. It makes me ashamed for not commenting earlier. I’ve just found your blog a couple of weeks ago and you have some lovely lovely rooms on here! Thank you for taking the time to blog.

  7. I’ve never had an All clad piece. Looks nice! I was glad to read about it and learn the recipe. I’m not very good at knowing how to cook meats other than chicken. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. All Clad pans are GREAT! I have a few and make an “investment” each year for a new size, unless I can “score” a bargain at TJMaxx! They are wonderful to work with, look great, clean up like a dream. Thank you M for your blog – it is my escape. I admire your endless energy and creativity and dream about ironstone!!

  9. What a yummy looking steak! We love All Clad- registering for them for our wedding 5 years ago was a great decision – they have taken my cooking from burnt to decent 🙂

  10. It would be fun to use the All-Clad pan. Al-Clad gets such God reviews. Hope I win. I love to cook?

  11. That is such a wonderful giveaway. I am hoping you choose me. Fish is the only meat I eat so it would get a lot of use.

  12. I love MMS and I love all clad. I have two pieces in my collection and will purchase others until i get all of them that i want. I would love to win. thank you.

  13. I would love love love an All clad pan! I outfitted a kitchen for a client once and chose a big set of All Clad. Boy, did I get top notch service at that store. i will try your recipe, too. My husband loves steak. I do cook fish often, as well. I enjoy your blog very much. Thank you.

  14. Marian, thanks for this opportunity! Years ago I worked at Williams-Sonoma and purchased a set of All-Clad that I adore. This pan would really round out my collection!

  15. How wonderful! I’very been wanting All-Clad cookware for years and just couldn’t afford it. What an awesome early birthday gift it’s would be!

  16. I have one All Clad pan and it is my absolute favorite! Love the description provided on the give away pan. We live in New Englad so fish is my go to meal but I never cook in a skillet because of fear of sticking – this looks like the solution!

  17. I would love to try an all-clad fish pan! We love fish and cooking in sucH a fantastic pan would make it even more special.

  18. Love your blog…i always learn something new or a fresh twist. I would Love to win an All Clad pan; it’s always been a dream of mine to own one! THANKS for the chance:)

  19. Sits my birthday month, don’t you think that beautiful pan would be the perfect gift? I’d love to own a piece of All-clad.

  20. I love to cook so I invested in a whole set of All Clad several years ago. I use them daily and have produced many a healthy meal from them. I would love to have a Armor Fish pan to complete my set. Did I mention my husband and kids are avid salmon fishermen!

  21. I received an All Clad pan for Christmas several years ago from my brother and it is my favorite and most used pan. Love it. I treat it like gold. To have another one to use and enjoy would be great. I love your blog!

  22. Great post the steak looks delicious and well done! I’ve heard great things about the All Clad pans!

  23. Oh my gosh this would be amazing!! I constantly eye up All Clad products but haven’t been able to buy one yet ? thanks for the chance!

  24. I grew up in Philly so I love me some skirt steak. This recipe sounds great and I recently “splurged” on an all clad and I think of it as a good investment – what I call #futurevintage – cause they last Forever! Patrice, Topanga Vintage Market

  25. This pan looks like a cooks dream! I would love to add one to my mass of kitchen gadgetry ;). Thank you for the lovely and inspirational blog Marian! I’m always SO thrilled to see your posts! <3

  26. I need a pan like this. I’ve never tried one with divets. Keep going back to non stick. Your blog is such a joy to follow.

  27. I would love to start collecting some high quality pans, it’s been a goal of mine for years! And that steak looks so delicious!

  28. Oh would I love some all-clad… I so miss my all-clad which was stolen during our move. Now I’m cooking with cheap stuff… Sigh

  29. I would love to add this piece to my cookware! Looks absolutely beautiful and your skirt steak looks delicious!!!

  30. Your pot rack looks well stocked! I dream of being able to have one in my kitchen someday & I bet Sebastian was watching you cook that skirt steak ?? All-Clad pots & pans are the best!

  31. Just recently discovered the value of a good pan! No more “throw away after a year” pans for me! Looking forward to adding All-Clad to my small but growing collection.

  32. I would love to have an all-clad pan! Just wondering about your pot rack, is it a pain to clean? Does it collect kitchen fuzz? Love your blog!

    1. Ha! “Kitchen fuzz”! I love it. I actually use many of the pots and pans regularly, so they don’t get gross. Some of the copper pans that are just for looks, like the antique bunt pan, need to be cleaned once or twice a year.

  33. All Clad is something to get excited about. I purchased a large set from Williams Sonoma a few years ago; I am thinking I will never have to buy pots and pans again, They are wonderful.

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