June 16, 2011
Carne asada Total time: 20 minutes, plus marinating time Servings: 6 Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print. Upload pictures of the finished dish here. 1 bunch cilantro, cleaned and stemmed 3 cloves garlic 1/2 small onion 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 to 3 serrano chiles, optional Salt 2 pounds "flat meat," inside skirt steak (the key is a thin steak, which good butchers can cut for you)
May 12, 2011
Skirt steak carpaccio with raw asparagus and fava salad Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from Travis Lett of Gjelina. Buy the skirt steak from a quality purveyor, as this steak will be served still raw in the center. Lett suggests Niman Ranch skirt steak and asparagus from Life's a Choke Farms. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print.
October 21, 2010
You don’t have to eat tainted meat to get sick; merely handling it can make you ill too. Butchers know this, but Lady Gaga wannabes may not. The singer’s meat bikini featured on the cover of Vogue and the raw meat dress (perhaps it’s skirt steak?) she wore to the MTV Video Music Awards in September apparently have inspired some to make their own DIY meat costumes for Halloween. Don’t do it, warns the Give 'Em Health blog at the Hartford Courant. The blog post points out that coming in contact with raw meat and then touching your eyes or face could lead to infection or parasites.
August 5, 2010 |
2009 Jean-Claude Lapalu Beaujolais Brouilly "Cuvée Vieilles Vignes" Here's another early entry from the 2009 Beaujolais vintage, a beautiful Brouilly from Jean-Claude Lapalu, a young vintner who is a proponent of natural wines. All Gamay, his 2009 old-vines Brouilly is earthy and minerally, suffused with the taste of black cherries. I even get a whiff of kirsch on the nose. It has a beautiful, fine-spun texture and soft tannins. On a warm summer night, serve it slightly chilled, which brings the wine into focus.
December 18, 2009 |
Need a gift idea? Comedian Doug Benson might suggest his latest album, "Uneven Load," or maybe the DVD of his 2007 film, "Super High Me." And on Dec. 28, when you're all shopped out, he'd recommend kicking back and watching his new comedy special on the G4 channel, "The High Road." "It's a documentary-style film in which the camera follows me around while I'm on the road doing my stand-up act," explains Benson. "And that's really my life -- I'm a road comic. I live in L.A., but I'm out of town 47 or 48 weekends of the year.
December 15, 2005 |
The skirt steak may not have the glamorous rep of filet mignon. But we think it's positively delicious. Plus it's relatively inexpensive. No wonder chefs love it. Lemon Moon Of the two-dozen or so prepared salads on offer at this haute cafeteria, the colorful, Asian-inspired skirt steak salad is the most popular, chef Danny Elmaleh says.