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Skirt Steaks

I'm catering a small party for 25-30 people, and I'm serving a skirt steak salad. I'm not sure how many skirt steaks I should buy. I'm thinking 6 skirt steaks. Any thoughts

asked by James Durazzo about 5 years ago

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added about 5 years ago

Typical serving is 4-6 oz I would get about 12 to 14 lbs. making it alittle over 7 oz per person give room if you need to trim and if there are people with bigger appetites.

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added about 5 years ago

Typical serving is 4-6 oz I would get about 12 to 14 lbs. making it alittle over 7 oz per person give room if you need to trim and if there are people with bigger appetites.

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added about 5 years ago

Scanning a random selection of skirt steak salad recipes, looks like most call for 1 pound trimmed steak for 4 people. Let 's say 30 people or 7.5 pounds. Adjusted for moisture loss during grilling or broiling, that leaves about 86 ounces or 2.9 ounce / 80 grams per person. A comparatively small serving by most American standards, but sufficient to meet the FDA requirement a serving of protein. So what it really depends on is how generous you decide to make each serving.

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added about 5 years ago

Thank you for the information on this. It's takes practice and experience trying to figure these things out. I'm just starting out with small events. So I'm thinking 8 skirt steaks might be enough without being excessive. What do you think?