Skirt steak is a cut of beef steak, from the plate.
It’s a long, flat cut that is prized for its flavor rather than tenderness. Sometimes flank steak is used interchangeably with skirt steak, but it is a different cut of meat.
Like all beef, the most tender bite is achieved by cutting the steak against the grain. Here’s a quick video to show you what we mean…
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