Known in the southern hemisphere as "Entraña", the skirt steak is probably the most flavorful cut of beef in a steer, and while often dismissed because its tougher than other cuts, its a great steak for grilling.
Every side of the beef has 2 skirts, one inside and one outside. The outside skirt is the premium skirt. Every high end restaurant and steakhouse uses outside skirts because they are more tender. The Outer Skirt is the Ribeye of the skirts while the Inner Skirt is the sirloin.
That said THIS outside skirt is amazing. A bit pricier than our Uruguayan and Angus Inside Skirt... but worth it. Want to impress your friends with a high quality skirt you will not find anywhere else? This is it.
The skirt is often confused with the flank steak, which while similar, is a very different cut of meat. Unlike its tougher brother, Skirt does not need to be marinated and salt is all you need to season it.
Best for: Grilling
Best Cooked: Medium-Rare, Medium
We recommend you cook the skirt steak in extremely hot heat, the hotter, the better. An ideal skirt will be seared and "crunchy" in the outside and rarer in the inside.
Suggested Reads on cooking Skirt Steak:
How to Grill Skirt Steak (via The Spruce)
Grilling Skirt Steak (via Serious Eats)
Source: US MidWest
Grade: USDA Choice (Black Angus Beef) - Top 5% of Choice