Skirt Steak Explored

A skirt steak is not, as you may have thought, a reference to Lady Gaga’s questionably-moral meat dress.  The skirt is a muscle that runs around the diaphragm, forming a “skirt” over the lower half of the cow.  There’s only one per animal, and it has flavor like no other other steak.  It’s a remarkable blend of tenderness and texture — it has some chew to it, which makes it perfect for serving in small pieces on a salad, fajitas, burritos, etc.

A few suggestions for preparing an outstanding skirt steak meal:

  • Marinate with our Garlic-Wine Steak Marinade, served alongside vegetables and roasted potatoes
  • Make fajitas! The ridges in the meat hold seasoning extremely well.  Here’s a delicious recipe for Skirt Steak Fajitas with Lime and Black Pepper.  The simple preparation will really let the flavor of the pasture shine through!
  • Marinate with your sauce of choice, and serve over a fresh salad with shallots, peppers, red onions, fresh herbs, cucumbers and tomatoes.
  • Try this Balsamic and Rosemary marinade from Martha Stewart
  • Or this similar, but even more bold, recipe from Bon Appetit that adds coffee for an extra punch!


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