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  1. #1
    Ravenlynne Guest

    Default Skirt steak substitute?


    I'm making this recipe:

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/d...skirt-steak-ch
    urrasco-recipe/index.html

    It calls for skirt steak, but they don't carry it at the commissary
    here and I'm not going out in town, wasting expensive gas looking for
    this cheap cut of beef. Can I substitute flank steak?

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  2. #2
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Ravenlynne" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm making this recipe:
    >
    > http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/d...skirt-steak-ch
    > urrasco-recipe/index.html
    >
    > It calls for skirt steak, but they don't carry it at the commissary
    > here and I'm not going out in town, wasting expensive gas looking for
    > this cheap cut of beef. Can I substitute flank steak?


    I don't see why not?
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  3. #3
    Bob Muncie Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    Ravenlynne wrote:
    > I'm making this recipe:
    >
    > http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/d...skirt-steak-ch
    > urrasco-recipe/index.html
    >
    > It calls for skirt steak, but they don't carry it at the commissary
    > here and I'm not going out in town, wasting expensive gas looking for
    > this cheap cut of beef. Can I substitute flank steak?
    >


    Considering the prices, and if I'm trying to impress anyone or not, I'd
    also consider round steak.

    Bob

  4. #4
    Ravenlynne Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    Bob Muncie wrote:

    > Ravenlynne wrote:
    > > I'm making this recipe:
    > >
    > > http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/d...led-skirt-stea
    > > k-ch urrasco-recipe/index.html
    > >
    > > It calls for skirt steak, but they don't carry it at the commissary
    > > here and I'm not going out in town, wasting expensive gas looking
    > > for this cheap cut of beef. Can I substitute flank steak?
    > >

    >
    > Considering the prices, and if I'm trying to impress anyone or not,
    > I'd also consider round steak.
    >
    > Bob


    Good...they do have that, thanks!

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    On 6 Nov 2009 10:05:43 GMT, Ravenlynne wrote:

    > I'm making this recipe:
    >
    > http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/d...skirt-steak-ch
    > urrasco-recipe/index.html
    >
    > It calls for skirt steak, but they don't carry it at the commissary
    > here and I'm not going out in town, wasting expensive gas looking for
    > this cheap cut of beef. Can I substitute flank steak?


    Yes. Or better yet, hanger steak/onglet/sirloin flap meat if you
    can get that.

  6. #6
    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?



    Bob Muncie wrote:
    > Ravenlynne wrote:
    >> I'm making this recipe:
    >>
    >> http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/d...skirt-steak-ch
    >> urrasco-recipe/index.html
    >>
    >> It calls for skirt steak, but they don't carry it at the commissary
    >> here and I'm not going out in town, wasting expensive gas looking for
    >> this cheap cut of beef. Can I substitute flank steak?
    >>

    >
    > Considering the prices, and if I'm trying to impress anyone or not, I'd
    > also consider round steak.
    >
    > Bob


    Me too. I never see skirt steak in my local grocery stores. Flank
    steak is usually between 6.99 and 8.99 per pound. It might be around
    $5 per pound at Costcos. In any case, I don't buy it often.

    It's not exactly the same but if you slice it nice and thin at an
    angle and against the grain it still tastes pretty good.

    Tracy

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    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Ravenlynne" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm making this recipe:
    >
    > http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/d...skirt-steak-ch
    > urrasco-recipe/index.html
    >
    > It calls for skirt steak, but they don't carry it at the commissary
    > here and I'm not going out in town, wasting expensive gas looking for
    > this cheap cut of beef. Can I substitute flank steak?


    I would. We can often find in on sale between $2.98 and $3.99 a
    pound, too. I imagine commissary prices are either the same or better.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  8. #8
    Bob Muncie Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    Ranée at Arabian Knits wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Ravenlynne" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm making this recipe:
    >>
    >> http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/d...skirt-steak-ch
    >> urrasco-recipe/index.html
    >>
    >> It calls for skirt steak, but they don't carry it at the commissary
    >> here and I'm not going out in town, wasting expensive gas looking for
    >> this cheap cut of beef. Can I substitute flank steak?

    >
    > I would. We can often find in on sale between $2.98 and $3.99 a
    > pound, too. I imagine commissary prices are either the same or better.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    > http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/


    I haven't seen skirt at my stores in quite a while but even then it was
    around $5.99 lb, and flank is not much less. I do like their
    texture/flavor, but unless serving for guests, I use round with is
    normally around $2.99 lb. I can remember when skirt and flank were
    considered scraps and sold really cheap.
    If I'm in a beef mood these days, I can usually find choice Angus strip
    or rib-eyes for around $5.99. Why eat scrap meat when you can eat real
    steaks for the same price? Or for that matter, I like chuck-eye steaks
    or roasts, and can usually find that for around $2.99 lb.

    Bob

  9. #9
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    On 6 Nov 2009 10:05:43 GMT, "Ravenlynne" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >I'm making this recipe:
    >
    >http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/d...ipe/index.html
    >
    >
    >It calls for skirt steak, but they don't carry it at the commissary
    >here and I'm not going out in town, wasting expensive gas looking for
    >this cheap cut of beef. Can I substitute flank steak?


    Yes, flank is fine. You can also use tri-tip. if you ever find skirt
    steak, give it a try. You'll love it.

    Remember to slice across the grain and slant your knife like this \.

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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    Ravenlynne wrote:
    > I'm making this recipe:
    >
    > http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/d...skirt-steak-ch
    > urrasco-recipe/index.html
    >
    > It calls for skirt steak, but they don't carry it at the commissary
    > here and I'm not going out in town, wasting expensive gas looking for
    > this cheap cut of beef. Can I substitute flank steak?
    >


    Flank steak would work great but that's just my opinion. If you don't
    know how to prepare flank steak, you should do research first cause it
    can be tricky. You have to cook this piece at a high temperature yet you
    have to avoid overcooking. Cook it beyond med. rare and you might as
    well dump it but that's just my opinion. Slice the meat at a shallow
    angle. I like flank prepared teriyaki style although I haven't bought
    one in years cause it's expensive. I have no idea why it should be so
    pricey.

  11. #11
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    Ranée at Arabian Knits <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:arabianknits[email protected]:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Ravenlynne" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm making this recipe:
    >>
    >> http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/d...d-skirt-steak-

    ch
    >> urrasco-recipe/index.html
    >>
    >> It calls for skirt steak, but they don't carry it at the commissary
    >> here and I'm not going out in town, wasting expensive gas looking for
    >> this cheap cut of beef. Can I substitute flank steak?

    >
    > I would. We can often find in on sale between $2.98 and $3.99 a
    > pound, too. I imagine commissary prices are either the same or better.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits



    Flank steak is my favorite steak!

    I only jaccard the steak to quick tenderize it and only salt and pepper
    it and cook it on the BBQ grill to rare and it always tastes delicious.

    I carve it paper thin across the grain at maybe a 20° angle from
    horizontal so the slices look really taller than the steak actually was
    and even more tender! I've always stopped just shy of drowning the slices
    in melted butter.

    Andy

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Ravenlynne" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm making this recipe:
    >
    > http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/d...skirt-steak-ch
    > urrasco-recipe/index.html
    >
    > It calls for skirt steak, but they don't carry it at the commissary
    > here and I'm not going out in town, wasting expensive gas looking for
    > this cheap cut of beef. Can I substitute flank steak?


    Cheap cut of beef. ROTFL!!! Once upon a time. No more.
    I'd use flank.
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    10-30-2009

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    In article <zKYIm.7053$[email protected]>, dsi1 <[email protected]>
    wrote:
    > Flank steak would work great but that's just my opinion. If you don't
    > know how to prepare flank steak, you should do research first cause it
    > can be tricky. You have to cook this piece at a high temperature yet you
    > have to avoid overcooking. Cook it beyond med. rare and you might as
    > well dump it but that's just my opinion. Slice the meat at a shallow
    > angle. I like flank prepared teriyaki style although I haven't bought
    > one in years cause it's expensive. I have no idea why it should be so
    > pricey.


    Because there's not much on one critter and the cut has become quite
    popular. Supply and demand.

    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Who Said Chickens Have Fingers?
    10-30-2009

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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article <zKYIm.7053$[email protected]>, dsi1 <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >> Flank steak would work great but that's just my opinion. If you don't
    >> know how to prepare flank steak, you should do research first cause it
    >> can be tricky. You have to cook this piece at a high temperature yet you
    >> have to avoid overcooking. Cook it beyond med. rare and you might as
    >> well dump it but that's just my opinion. Slice the meat at a shallow
    >> angle. I like flank prepared teriyaki style although I haven't bought
    >> one in years cause it's expensive. I have no idea why it should be so
    >> pricey.

    >
    > Because there's not much on one critter and the cut has become quite
    > popular. Supply and demand.
    >


    You are right of course. I'd like to know is who's buying this cut and
    what are they doing with it? When I was a kid, nobody would think of
    grilling this piece of meat. Flank steak would be a braising cut. My
    first preparation of flank steak was as a stuffed roll. Stuffed with
    Campbell soup. Weird.

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    George Leppla Guest

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    dsi1 wrote:
    > Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >> In article <zKYIm.7053$[email protected]>, dsi1 <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>> Flank steak would work great but that's just my opinion. If you don't
    >>> know how to prepare flank steak, you should do research first cause
    >>> it can be tricky. You have to cook this piece at a high temperature
    >>> yet you have to avoid overcooking. Cook it beyond med. rare and you
    >>> might as well dump it but that's just my opinion. Slice the meat at a
    >>> shallow angle. I like flank prepared teriyaki style although I
    >>> haven't bought one in years cause it's expensive. I have no idea why
    >>> it should be so pricey.

    >>
    >> Because there's not much on one critter and the cut has become quite
    >> popular. Supply and demand.
    >>

    >
    > You are right of course. I'd like to know is who's buying this cut and
    > what are they doing with it?



    Fajitas! Lots of Mexican restaurants use flank steak. Google flank
    steak fajitas and you'll get a zillion links.

    George L

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    Giusi Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?


    "dsi1"

    I'd like to know is who's buying this cut and
    > what are they doing with it? When I was a kid, nobody would think of >
    > grilling this piece of meat. Flank steak would be a braising cut. My >
    > first preparation of flank steak was as a stuffed roll. Stuffed with >
    > Campbell soup. Weird.


    Finally! Someone older than I. I used to marinate and then charcoal grill
    on my trusty hibachi many flank steaks in the 1960s.



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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    George Leppla wrote:
    > dsi1 wrote:
    >> Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >>> In article <zKYIm.7053$[email protected]>, dsi1
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>> Flank steak would work great but that's just my opinion. If you
    >>>> don't know how to prepare flank steak, you should do research first
    >>>> cause it can be tricky. You have to cook this piece at a high
    >>>> temperature yet you have to avoid overcooking. Cook it beyond med.
    >>>> rare and you might as well dump it but that's just my opinion. Slice
    >>>> the meat at a shallow angle. I like flank prepared teriyaki style
    >>>> although I haven't bought one in years cause it's expensive. I have
    >>>> no idea why it should be so pricey.
    >>>
    >>> Because there's not much on one critter and the cut has become quite
    >>> popular. Supply and demand.
    >>>

    >>
    >> You are right of course. I'd like to know is who's buying this cut and
    >> what are they doing with it?

    >
    >
    > Fajitas! Lots of Mexican restaurants use flank steak. Google flank
    > steak fajitas and you'll get a zillion links.
    >
    > George L


    Curse you Mexican restaurants! :-)

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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    Giusi wrote:
    > "dsi1"
    >
    > I'd like to know is who's buying this cut and
    >> what are they doing with it? When I was a kid, nobody would think of >
    >> grilling this piece of meat. Flank steak would be a braising cut. My >
    >> first preparation of flank steak was as a stuffed roll. Stuffed with >
    >> Campbell soup. Weird.

    >
    > Finally! Someone older than I. I used to marinate and then charcoal grill
    > on my trusty hibachi many flank steaks in the 1960s.
    >
    >


    I wouldn't dare venture a guess on this age thing. I stand corrected -
    you must have been at the forefront of the hibachi flank steak grill
    movement. I salute you sir, or lady. :-)

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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    Giusi wrote:
    > "dsi1"
    >
    > I'd like to know is who's buying this cut and
    >> what are they doing with it? When I was a kid, nobody would think of >
    >> grilling this piece of meat. Flank steak would be a braising cut. My >
    >> first preparation of flank steak was as a stuffed roll. Stuffed with >
    >> Campbell soup. Weird.

    >
    > Finally! Someone older than I. I used to marinate and then charcoal grill
    > on my trusty hibachi many flank steaks in the 1960s.
    >
    >


    I wouldn't dare venture a guess on this age thing. I stand corrected -
    you must have been at the forefront of the hibachi flank steak grill
    movement. I salute you sir, or lady. :-)

  20. #20
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Skirt steak substitute?

    On Fri, 06 Nov 2009 11:44:11 -0500, Bob Muncie <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >If I'm in a beef mood these days, I can usually find choice Angus strip
    >or rib-eyes for around $5.99. Why eat scrap meat when you can eat real
    >steaks for the same price?


    Fajitas for one. They just plain taste better with "scrap" meat...
    especially when that meat has been marinated in chimichurri. I prefer
    chimichurri that uses cilantro instead of parsley though.

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    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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