Beef Skirt Steak pinwheels

you can experiment to your taste by changing the cheese etc

Beef Skirt Steak pinwheels

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  • 1

    whole 1-½ lb skirt steak (or 2¾ lb pieces) trimmed of excess fat

  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 4

    oz. (about 1 cup) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (or Parmesan & Romano) cheese

  • 2

    tablespoons grated lemon zest (about 2 lemons)

  • ¾

    cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Prep the steak: If the steak is whole cut in to two even pieces. (about 8 inches long +-) Put one piece into a gallon size plastic bag and pound gently to make the meat about 1/4-1/3 inch thick. The results should be about 4 inches wide and 8 inches plus long) Repeat for the second piece. Season both sides of the meat with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the two pieces of meat leaving about 1/2 inch border. Next sprinkle the lemon zest over the cheese and then the parsley over the cheese. Press the cheese, zest and parsley topping to flat it. Starting with the thinnest end, roll the steak up around the filling. Tie butcher twin around the middle to hold it. Tie 2 or 3 more times spacing the butcher twine to get 2 or 3 pinwheel steaks when cut. (The middle tie may be removed depending upon the size of your steak.) Cut the rolled up steak into 2 or 3 pinwheel pieces depending upon your choice. The finished product are tied pinwheel about 1-1/2 to 2 inches wide and 1-1/2 inches high (+-). Repeat the process for the other half of the steak. For one skirt steak you can get 4 to 6 pinwheels depending upon your size requirements. Cook: Cook the pinwheels on a grill with the pinwheel side down turning once. Cook about 5 minutes per side for medium well. Larger pieces may need to be cooked longer. Use a thermometer to check for doneness. Let meat rest for 5 minutes before serving.


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