How Do You Say "Skirt Steak" in English?
I can't find skirt steak in my grocery store. Is there another name for it?
You are kidding, right? There are other names for every cut of beef. It's how butchers and grocers keep us guessing.
Below is a listing of most of the names of only the steaks. We'll have to tackle roasts, ribs, and other cuts when we get a second wind.
Now it is possible that you can't find a skirt steak (or Philadelphia steak or fajita meat ) because it is a somewhat unusual cut, and perhaps not every grocery carries it, or all the fajita meat goes to Applebee's. It comes from the plate or chest of the cow, and is flavorful, but not particularly tender. It is best marinated for at least eight hours, then sautéed, broiled, stir- or pan-fried, or grilled.
The meat cutters and butchers in our nearby grocery stores like nothing more than to chat about their inventory. They'll tell you in half a second whether or not they carry skirt steaks (under whatever name), and, if they're as helpful as ours are, they'll offer to order if for you and tell you exactly when it will be available.
Here is a list of the most common names of the cuts of steaks in the United States, and from what part of the cow they come. We cannot guarantee that it is comprehensive, since we often stumble over names we have not heard previously.
From the Short Loin:
You will notice that London Broil falls into about 27 different categories, but since we have discussed that elsewhere, we'll also let that go for now.
What are Flank Steaks and Skirt Steaks?
What are Skirt Steaks and Shell Steaks?
What is London Broil?
What is Châteaubriand?
What is a Flat Iron Steak?
Country-Fried Steak with White Gravy
Alehouse Steak Marinade
Rib Eye Steaks with Amazing Glaze
Coca-Cola Marinade for Flank Steak
Bourbon Barbecue Sauce