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Hanger Steak with a Smoky Paprika Rub

This tasty steak recipe, from chef Emeril Lagasse's "Emeril at the Grill" cookbook, is perfect for warm weather gatherings.

  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: Serves 4
Hanger Steak with a Smoky Paprika Rub

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2009


  • 2 pounds hanger steak, membrane trimmed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sherry-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Smoky Paprika Rub, plus more for seasoning


  1. Place steak in a gallon-size plastic resealable food storage bag.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine oil, balsamic and sherry-wine vinegar, apple juice, onion, garlic, and 2 tablespoons paprika rub. Pour over steak in plastic bag. Marinate, refrigerated, at least 6 hours and up to overnight, turning every few hours.

  3. Remove steak from refrigerator and let come to room temperature for 1 hour. Preheat grill or grill pan to high heat.

  4. Remove steak from marinade and season with additional paprika rub. Grill for 2 minutes, then rotate steak 90 degrees to create crosshatch marks. Cook for 2 minutes more. Turn steak and repeat process, cooking until steak has reached desired level of doneness. Steak is best served rare to medium-rare to avoid toughness.

  5. Remove steak from grill and let stand 5 minutes before slicing against the grain for serving.

Reviews (4)

  • email4astaley 24 Jul, 2010

    I found this information on Wikipedia. Lots of information. Print this off and take it to your butcher. He should be able to give you what you need with this information.

  • worldtraveler1 22 Feb, 2010

    Hanger/Skirt steak is used for fajitas, never had it out of the US, Mexico, or other Latin American country, but you could also use London Broil cut or other steak for this recipe. Recommend asking your butcher what cuts are available in your countries. Good luck.

  • gloli 15 Aug, 2009

    I live in Scotland and also have never heard of Hanger steak

  • tikijessie 9 May, 2009

    I live in Canada--what is Hanger steak or skirt steak. I have never heard or it before

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