Hanger steak, also known as “The Highlander of steak cuts”, because there can only be one!
You won’t find this cut in standard grocery stores, but if you’ve got a specialty butcher shop nearby, ask the butcher for a Hanger Steak. Each cow only has one, which makes it hard to market and keep in stock. But if you’ve got a friendly butcher, he might just give it to you for free!
This cut has incredible beef flavor (think similar to skirt steak) and should have a decent amount of marbling. Hanger steak pairs well with many different marinades and sauces, including this Cilantro Crema. Roast some cruciferous or root vegetables to round out the meal.
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1 (1 to 1½-pound) hanger steak