- Suitable for freezing
- Delivered fresh
- Native breed
- Cook on the BBQ
Bavette steak*, also referred to as flank or skirt steak, is a great alternative to the classics. Open-textured and deeply-flavoured, this cut is ideal for searing quickly and resting well. Best served pink in our opinion.
Chef Val Warner inspires:
"Bavette steak is expertly butchered from the meat at the back of the flank which curves down to the hind leg. A French term translating as ‘bib’, it is a wide, flat working muscle; the long-cabled, non-fatty structure clearly visible. Extremely beefy in its flavour it is certainly tasty. This steak is not best eaten rare, cooking to medium producing better results. It takes longer to cook than its thinness indicates and requires strong heat and patience. It needs a jolly good rest and more importantly it is essential to cut across the long, visible muscle cabling. From grass-fed, heritage breed cattle, Bavette is toothsome and tender. Cooked over charcoal I think produces some of the best results.
Relatively unknown in the UK, it is popular all over France and most often served with French fries and a green salad or in a simple and fitting sauce such as bordelaise.
Bavette steak is wonderful with onions or shallots that have been rendered soft and sweet in butter with a little fresh thyme, apple cider vinegar, coarse sea salt and cracked black pepper. A sharp salsa verde would be a tremendous match. Chopped fine in a tartare is enjoyable, the taste and cost arguably more worth it than fillet."
*All Swaledale beef is heritage breed and raised on independent farms and smallholdings dotted around the wildly beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Slow grown and free to roam on the swath of green hills and valleys; the result is exceptional tasting beef with an umami taste - rich, dense and flavourful. Swaledale bavette steak is Always Fresh Never Frozen®, butchered to order, vacuum packed, and shipped in recyclable packaging to arrive safely insulated and ready to enjoy.
Always Fresh Never Frozen®
Orders received before 9am are freshly prepared and shipped DPD for next day delivery. We serve the whole of the UK excluding Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, and some parts of Scotland.
Our meat has been celebrated in Britain's best restaurant kitchens for over ten years. There are many who claim to work with native breed farmers, but few who can prove it.
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We have partnerships with selected farms and work with carefully selected local abattoirs so we have confidence in the welfare of the animals and full traceability of all our products.