Hi All Today I saw inside skirt steak & outside skirt steak. Any one know what is the difference between the two?
Which would be more tender and tasty?
I usually get the inside, just because that is what my butcher normally has. Both will work. It is best to marinate to get it tender. Always cut it across grain to serve. Sometimes the outside skirt will still have the membrane on it like ribs. You will want to remove that prior to cooking.
Dan, try this...
Skirt steak or Flank - - enough for the crowd
a pure Chile (Mexican Grocers carry it. A N>Mex. or Anahiem ground) or a mild Chili Powder...
Cumin to taste
Cilantro. 1 bunch chopped real well(small as possible)
Cayenne , if more heat needed
Mexican Oregano ( most stores carry this now, different from Italian Oregano )
Lime juice (always fresh)
A drizzle of oil ( wait until just before Grilling)
mix all to your taste(I like it with kick) ,cover meat al set aside for one to two hours. heat Grill to scortching hot and add oil to meat. Keep the Meat whole so it won't fall through the grates.
Cook fast until bruning starts(this is flavor - you'll see what I mean after a taste of the first one...if you don't think it's better, cook to your pleasure). Flip the Meat and Burn the other side , remove and rest a few minutes then cut on a bias , into thin strips and serve with:
Lettuce (chopped) or as a traditional variation, use chopped Cabbage.
Sliced Jalapenos - or Peppers the crowd likes...Chipolteis Marvelous
Hope you enjoy this true Mexican Dish
Have fun and as always . . .
Have plenty os Cold Cervesa (Beer) for you and the Adults with some good Sweet Tea for the Kids , (lots of ice).
The marinade I use for fajitas works awfully well, and I really love the taste after grilling hot and fast...
Juice of 1 orange
Juice of 2 limes
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3 chipolte chiles in adobo sauce, chopped up
3 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
Put the skirt steak in the marinade, let sit for at least 4 hours, prefer 8, then grill. Yum yum yum...
i'm coming late to the party here but chimichurri sauce works great on skirt steak. there are varying recipes but basically its either PArsley, Cliantro or a mix of the 2 as the main base. Add to that some fresh oregano, olive oil, red onion, and a bit of red wine vinegar or lemon/lime juice. a quick google search will find you many chimichurri recipes.. marinate the crap outta that skirt steak and grill it on some hot coals and it will be delicious