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Old 05-27-2007, 02:13 PM   #1
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ISO Skirt Steak Advice

I have never coked this particular cut of meat before, and decided to try it. Does it need to be marinated for awhile before I grill it? Does it have a tendency to be tough? I have 2 recipes one is from Alton Brown and it calls for marinating for 1 hour. The other is Michael Chiarello's and doesn't mention marinating at all.

What has your experience been with this cut of meat? Thanks for any info you can give me.


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Old 05-27-2007, 02:20 PM   #2
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marinate it. A good marinade for it would be beer and soy sauce.

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Old 05-27-2007, 02:56 PM   #3
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I marinate it in italian dressing and it comes out good. I like it sliced very thin because it does tend to be tough.
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:19 PM   #4
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Yes I would marinate it. Do a google search and you will find a million recipes for marinades for skirt steak.

It is a very tough cut. You need to cook it quickly over a very hot fire and keep it rare. Then when you slice it, go against the grain. If you have ever cooked flank steak, it is very similar (but better IMO).
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