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Tom Colicchio's Skirt Steak for DH... HELP!

nat8199 Apr 26, 2013 04:38 AM

So, my DH was lucky enough to be in Vegas for one night (without me) and ate at Tom Colicchio's restaurant. The guy he was with ordered a skirt steak and DH is now in love. The waiter said that it was very simply done involving balsamic and garlic.

DH now wants this for dinner tonight!?! I have no idea even where to start. I normally do sirloins with a reverse sear approach in an oven on low heat and then the hot grill. The only skirt steak I have done were in the slow cooker for burrito filling.

Any tips or insights? I tried a google search, but got overwhelmed and confused. Sigh.

Thanks so much!

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  1. foodieX2 RE: nat8199 Apr 26, 2013 05:32 AM

    this one? it has balsamic and garlic.


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    1. re: foodieX2
      biondanonima RE: foodieX2 Apr 26, 2013 07:15 AM

      This recipe would likely be perfect - just remember to cut the cooking time slightly for skirt steak. Skirt steaks are very thin, so if you have a screaming hot pan, you probably want to cook for 2-3 mins per side. I'd do that and then throw some garlic in the pan after you've taken the steaks out to rest, saute a minute then deglaze with a little beef stock and balsamic and pour it over the steak to serve.

      The other important thing to remember about skirt steak is that it needs to be sliced against the grain. If you slice with the grain, it's like eating rubber bands.

      1. re: biondanonima
        nat8199 RE: biondanonima Apr 26, 2013 07:27 AM

        That recipe does look perfect. I LOVE hanger steak too. Maybe I can find one and try that instead....

    2. C. Hamster RE: nat8199 Apr 26, 2013 05:48 AM

      Craftsteak's skirt steak is Kobe beef according to their website.

      I'd punt if I were you...

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      1. re: C. Hamster
        nat8199 RE: C. Hamster Apr 26, 2013 07:26 AM

        I just noticed that as well. I am going to point that out to him. I just filled the crock pot with CSA goodies to make a lentil soup for tonights dinner anyways.

        Do you think I should try another cut?

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        nat8199 RE: nat8199 Apr 26, 2013 07:28 AM

        I am really jealous that he got to go there without me anyways, so maybe I will just tell him that I won't make it until he takes me to Craftsteak first.

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        1. re: nat8199
          GretchenS RE: nat8199 Apr 26, 2013 08:33 AM

          That's right, that would be essential research for making it! ;)

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