top blade steak, top chuck steak
What is it?
An affordable cut that’s nearly as tender as filet mignon, flat-iron steak is ideal for quick-cooking methods like grilling (or searing in a cast-iron skillet).
How to choose:
Look for steaks that are well marbled, free of thick connective tissue, and that have the flat-iron’s telltale rectangular shape.
How to prep:
Highly recommended for marinades; remove the line of gristle running down the middle either before or after cooking; slice very thinly.
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The deep flavor of flat iron steak works really well with the umami-rich soy sauce and sesame oil featured in this dish. If you can’t find flat iron, substitute rib-eye.
Besides being straight up delicious, flat-iron steak is nearly as tender as filet mignon, it cooks quickly, and it's an affordable cut. If it's been a while since you've had succotash,…