Episode #5: Skirt – The ‘Secret’ Cut Of Pork

Episode #5:
Skirt – The ‘Secret’ Cut Of Pork

James and Sam sample an oft neglected cut of pork that’s seldom seen in supermarkets – ‘Skirt’. It’s packed full of flavour and moisture – so long as you’re prepared to eat it rare.

Pork Skirt Burritos


  • Two pork skirt steaks approx 150g each
  • Paprika 1tbsp
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Four flour tortillas
  • One Little Gem lettuce shredded
  • One red pepper diced
  • Sliced pickled jalepenos handful
  • Sour cream
  • Your favourite tomato salsa (the BBC Good Food recipe is not bad)


  • Add oil (or pork lard if you have it) to a large griddle pan to on a medium-high heat
  • Season the skirt steaks well with the salt, pepper and paprika
  • Add the skirt steaks to the pan. Cook for about three minutes a side. To ensure a charred crust forms on the steaks, try not to move them around the pan, except to turn only once
  • Remove the steaks from the pan and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes and then thinly slice
  • Assemble your burritos. In the centre of the tortillas, add a layer of lettuce, red pepper, sliced skirt steak and jalepenos. Drizzle with sour cream and salsa.
  • Fold the burritos in to a cigar shape. Eat immediately!