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Hanger steak - marinate vs rub? for charcoal grill

2slices Jul 19, 2011 07:38 AM

Hey all,

I've cooked hanger before but have done so in the way I do skirt. My skirt gets marinated in garlic and lime with the lime softening up the connective tissure. Plus it tastes great when done right, like the steaks I've had at cuban places.

But hanger being so tasty, if I just do salt and pepper will it be too tough? Should I use a tenderizer? Is there a marinade that will intrude less on the beefy flavor?

I may just do a thick salt and peppered sirloin instead if I dont have the time to marinate.


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    Maximilien RE: 2slices Jul 19, 2011 08:27 AM

    Keep it as simple as possible, salt'n'pepper.

    Finish/serve with a dollop of flavored butter.

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    1. re: Maximilien
      2slices RE: Maximilien Jul 19, 2011 08:29 AM

      so hanger isn't too chewy like un-marinated skirt?

      1. re: 2slices
        BobB RE: 2slices Jul 19, 2011 09:01 AM

        I do simple S&P on any good steak, including skirt and hangar. Don't mess with the flavor of good beef. The only time I get fancy with a steak is on the rare occasions I do tenderloin - it's tender but needs help so as not to taste too bland.

        The exception being my spicy steak tips, which I marinate in tamari, ginger and cayenne - but that's for kick, not for tenderness.

    2. chicgail RE: 2slices Jul 19, 2011 09:01 AM

      I wouldn't marinate. Definitely no tenderizer. It's very similar to flat iron steak. Very flavorful. Not "tender" like sirloin, but not unpleasantly tough.

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