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Skirt Steak with Avocado-Crème Fraîche Sauce

Skirt Steak with Avocado-Crème Fraîche Drizzle

Becca Haley-Park
Spicy seared steak cools off with a rich avocado-crème fraîche sauce. Try serving it alongside cilantro-lime rice or warmed corn tortillas.



  • Juice of 1½ limes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds skirt steak cut into 4 equal pieces
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  • 1 Hass avocado
  • ¼ cup crème fraîche such as Bellwether Farms Créme Fraîche
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Chinese leeks or chives
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Pinch garlic powder



  • Combine all ingredients except canola oil in a zip-top plastic bag. Refrigerate steaks in marinade overnight.
  • Heat oil in a cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Remove steaks from bag and discard marinade. Once oil sizzles gently when a drop of water is added to the pan, sear steaks, 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Remove steaks from pan and tent with foil. Let rest at least 3 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the Avocado-Crème Fraîche Drizzle. When ready to serve, slice steak against the grain.


  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until combined. Serve alongside steak or pipe atop sliced steak using a plastic or pastry bag.

Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's former editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.

Photographer Felicia Perretti

As a commercial photographer specializing in food and beverage photography Felicia Perretti and her team don’t just create unique imagery for your needs, but layout an innovative plan discussing the idea, brand, and audience you are reaching. Felicia works out of New York and Philadelphia working nationally with various food clients.

Stylist Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell is a Philadelphia based prop and food stylist and art director for print and film. Lisa has extensive advertising and editorial experience and a vast knowledge of Philadelphia and New York styling resources.