Skirt steak is a great choice for entertaining because it is one of the beefiest, most flavorful cuts of meat and usually quite affordable. The one caveat is that skirt steak requires a bit of tenderizing ahead of time. This recipe uses wine, a natural tenderizer, to help break down the tough fibers in the meat.
Rioja Pairing: The deep beefiness of this cut of meat really calls for a red wine. The tertiary aromas of leather and cigar present in many aged Riojas such as a Gran Reserva, would be an excellent complement to this dish. You could certainly serve this with the wine used for the marinade.