Cook in a flash – these steaks are your new barbecue favourite!
Beef skirt steak is an under-rated cut that's seen as being a bit less, well, glamorous when compared to other steak cuts. Here at Coombe Farm Organic, we urge you to think again about this very special piece of meat – it's got a lot more to offer than you might think. Beef skirt is a long, thin internal muscle that does the job of operating the beef animal's diaphragm. That means it's in charge of breathing, so it's certainly a hard worker. This hard work translates into the really intense beefy flavour and an open-grained texture that gives the skirt steak a bit of stretch. Forget what you've heard about this being a tough cut. It does have a bit of bite, but that's to its advantage – making it a really satisfying steak when cooked quickly and left pink and juicy inside.
At Coombe Farm Organic, our expert butchers practise what's known as 'seam' butchery. That means they work with the anatomy of the carcass to retain the integrity of each muscle. Cuts that are made up of single muscles, rather than a collection of muscles cut in a slab, are easier to cook and benefit from consistency of texture and flavour. The muscle that makes up beef skirt works alongside the muscle that becomes bavette steak. While the two are very similar, the bavette is a slightly different shape and has a looser texture. 'Seaming' these two cuts out separately lets us preserve and appreciate their subtle but distinctive differences.
We deliver all around mainland Britain, excluding the Highlands and Islands. You will be able to choose your preferred delivery slot at checkout.
We can deliver to you Tuesday to Saturday.
We will pick, pack and deliver your box the day you have requested.
For every order, we'll send you a text message on the morning it is due to be delivered.
Our courier will leave it in your requested safe place if you would prefer a contactless delivery.
We have a minimum order of £40.
Our Standard Delivery Charge is £3.95 (Tuesday to Saturday). There is Free Delivery on Orders Over £90, Recieve your order Before 12pm for £6.95
No. You can leave a message with your order telling us where you would like to have your box placed. It would be best placed somewhere cool or at least in the shade – especially during the hotter months of the year. Our products will stay at the same temperature for up to 40 hours, so just make sure that you can pick up your order within that time.
Our couriers will send you a text message or email, which ever you prefer, giving you an hour slot when your box will arrive. If that doesn’t suit you, some options will be provided to make your delivery more convenient.
Our products will stay frozen at the same temperature for up to 40 hours. Simply put them in your freezer after delivery or in your fridge if you want to defrost them and use them within the next few days.
At Coombe Farm we believe in sustainability. And we live it. Regarding our packaging:
Your delivery box is made of 100% recycled paper and is 100% recyclable.
To keep your order frozen we use ice packs which will retain a low temperature for a long period of time. Reuse them for a picnic or simply snip, empty the water and pop in your plastic recycling.
We use paper pulp sheets to insulate the box. They are great for craft projects or can also simply be recycled with paper waste.
We deliver our organic produce Tuesday – Saturday and you will be able to choose your preferred delivery day at checkout. The delivery charge is £5.
Freezing is the most natural way of preserving food. And as here at Coombe Farm Organic we believe in slow-grown, healthy food, a form of preservation that doesn’t need artificial additives gets a big tick from us.
We use blast freezing to preserve all of our meat products. It’s done at the point of butchery, to temperatures of -26°C. This locks in all the freshness, flavour and nutritional value and means you get the longest possible shelf life at home once you’ve defrosted it.
It also guarantees it will arrive with you in tiptop condition - confidently delivering fresh meat would be much more challenging.
All of our meat is butchered in our in-house butchery by our small team. This means we have full control of what is cut and also means that we can accommodate more requests from our customers.
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The key to making the most of your beef skirt steak, and avoiding toughness, is speed. By cooking it quickly on a hot griddle or over white-hot coals on the barbecue, you can preserve tenderness and really appreciate the punchy flavour of the cut. It works perfectly with bold accompaniments so don't scrimp on hot spices, tangy sides and rich sauces – skirt steak will give them all a run for their money.
Reviews & ratings
Excellent, strong flavour. Used it to make cornish pasties. Cooked very well.Excellent, strong flavour. Used it to make cornish pasties. Cooked very well.
Posted 3 months ago
Really tasty and good value.Really tasty and good value.