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!