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Feb 5, 2011 11:40 AM

Skirt Steak?

Can anyone tell me where I can buy some skirt steak? Used to buy at Farmers Market
thru North Cattle Company but they r having a slaughterhouse problem. Whole Foods
doesn't carry it anymore.

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  1. Is that also called flank steak, like for fajitas?

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    1. re: Joebob

      @Joebob: Skirt Steak is completely different than Flank.

    2. I have lived in San Diego, and here they call it flap meat. Don't know why. I am from the east coast originally, and out west it is flap meat.

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      1. re: master815k

        Nope! They are 3 different cuts of meat from different areas of the Steer.

        The answers are in the link:

        1. re: russkar

          I knew flap meat was not the same as skirt steak. The butcher at the grocery store told me it was, but when I bought it, it is much tougher than skirt steak. I still haven't seen skirt steak here, though. He told me it was an east coast/west coast thing.

          1. re: master815k

            As others have said, Flap, flank and skirt are all different. I think skirt is my favorite..cooked rare/mr and cut across the grain.

            Flap is also delicious. That "naming" is relatively new here. Most people know them as steak tips In New England, it is often cut into thick strips, grilled at high temps. Great flavor. It takes well to marinades and a tomato based marinade like bbq sauce for a few hours will help make it more tender. It can also be cut into "roast sized" or single steak pieces and grilled or baked. The Frenceh call it a bavette steak. Again, I prefer rare/mr..much more and it gets tough.

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        1. I saw shrink-wrapped packages for sale this week at the Safeway in Aikahi Parki, so you might want to call the Safeway closest to you.