Even with a less expensive cut like skirt steak, another way to make your dollar stretch farther is to serve a dish with equal parts beef and vegetables. In this recipe, peppers and onions marry with tangy teriyaki and meaty juices to create a big, bold, beefy-tasting meal with less meat. The hidden bonus is that it’s also better for you, as the portion size is in line with Food and Drug Administration nutritional guidelines.
“Against the grain” is a phrase used when cutting meat. Meat is made of bundles of long muscle fibers aligned parallel to one another. The term “grain” refers to the direction of the muscle fibers. When the muscle fibers are cut parallel to the grain, the meat can be stringy and tough. Some cuts, like the tenderloin, are finely grained and you can’t really tell which way the fibers are aligned. However, skirt steak has visible, thicker fibers and a coarser grain. For the best texture, it is important to cut the skirt steak against the grain, slicing across the short end.
Teriyaki Skirt Steak with Peppers and Onions
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