Alternatives for Skirt Steak

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by jonk, Aug 15, 2019 at 8:32 PM.

  1. jonk

    jonk

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    I would like to make a recipe I have for a marinated and charcoal grilled skirt steak, but my regular local butcher says he does not regularly carry skirt steak because of low demand. He suggested that I try using flank steak instead.

    Is this a good substitute and if not, is there a better choice? I would be grilling the steak to medium rare and cutting it into slices on the bias for serving with a sauce.
     
  2. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    It's not a true substitute but it will be very good. Do not chop it up.
     
  3. someday

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    Flank is probably your best bet...you could look for bavette or flap meat which I think is a little better than flank, but it would probably be hard to find.
     
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  4. Pat Pat

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    If you just want that particular flavour, any steak will do; i.e. strip loin, rib eye, etc.

    We used to served strip steaks prepared using the 'grilled marinated flank steak' recipe to great acclaim.