6 beef skirt steaks, approx 6 pounds of beef
3 fresh habanero peppers, no seeds and finely chopped*
3 fresh jalapeno peppers, no seeds and finely chopped*
6 garlic cloves, pressed
2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon powdered cumin
1 large lime, juiced
1 bottle of lager or other light beer
1 outdoor grill
1 large bowl
1 knife and cutting board
Heavy duty aluminum foil
Preparation time: 30 minutes plus overnight marinade
Cook time: 15 minutes plus time to cool
*Note: Put on latex gloves when you remove the seeds and chop the habanero and jalapeno peppers. Do not rub your face / eyes or touch sensitive areas after handling the raw peppers. If you don't wear gloves, wash your hands in milk after you have finished. You have been warned.
Pierce all the skirt steaks with a knife or pound with meat hammer and place them in a bowl. Add the lime juice, salt, black pepper and cumin to the meat and mix by hand until covered evenly. Add the jalapeno and habanero peppers and the onions on top of the meat. Pour the beer over the mix. Mix the contents periodically to allow all the meat to soak in the marinade.
Turn on the grill to allow it to warm. Pull the meat out of the marinade and put it aside. Pour the marinade liquid off and put the peppers, onion and garlic into a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. Roll up and seal the edges of the aluminum foil with the peppers, onions and garlic inside. Place it on the grill out of the direct flame.
Cook the skirt steaks over a medium high grill for about 8-10 minutes. The middle of the steaks should be just becoming threaded and pink. Pull off the fire and allow the skirt steak to sit approximately five minutes to pull the moisture back into the meat. Cut the skirt steaks into rough squares, then cut in finger length strips across the grain of the meat to allow them to pull apart more easily when bitten. Pull off the onions and peppers off the grill when they are soft.
Serve fajitas in warm flour tortillas with the grilled onions and peppers, cheese, sour cream, guacamole or avocado slices. Ice cold beer will help kill the burn, or you can just man-up and take it, Nancy-boy.