To be more savvy, professional chefs like Traci Des Jardins are encouraging home cooks to use lesser cuts of meat. While some are ideal for slow-cooking techniques like braising, others are great for quick-searing. Skirt steak, a cheaper cut from the cow's diaphragm muscle, is ideal for grilling.
In this recipe, spice-rubbed meat is served with charred pita bread, a tangy yogurt sauce, and crisp lettuce leaves. Throw in some store-bought hummus and a tabouleh salad and you've got a weeknight meal that's perfect for entertaining. Check out the straightforward recipe when you read more.
From Food and Wine Ingredients 1 1/4 pounds skirt steak, cut into 6-inch lengths Directions Serves 4.
Skirt Steak With Pita and Yogurt Sauce
3 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons your favorite spice rub
3/4 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, smashed
1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeños
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
Salt and freshly ground pepper
4 large pita breads, for serving
Romaine lettuce leaves, for serving
From Food and Wine
1 1/4 pounds skirt steak, cut into 6-inch lengths