You’ve come to the right place if you’re wondering how to prepare wagyu steak. Some people love jewelry, cars, and others may even treasure a beautiful painting. For me, wagyu beef’s abundant intramuscular fat (marbling) is the prettiest type of marbling. That my friends, is a show stopper.
Today, we’ll discuss the ideal method for preparing wagyu steak. And…. you ready for this? I don’t recommend grilling it. Well, mostly anyway. More on this later.
How to Prepare Wagyu Beef
Wagyu beef can be prepared similarly to other types of beef thanks to its high marbling content, which consistently results in juicy flavors (and is very forgiving). Check out our advice to enjoy American Wagyu beef to the fullest.
- Pick the appropriate cut of beef for your recipe or cooking style (see this page for more information on beef cuts).
- Season with salt and pepper
- To preserve flavor, avoid over-seasoning
- Before transferring to a moderate heat source or the oven, sear the food on both sides.
- For an accurate reading, insert a meat thermometer completely.
- Wagyu should be taken off the heat just before it is fully cooked, then allowed to rest so that the juices can be distributed evenly.
- Avoid overcooking
How to Grill American Wagyu Steak
You can’t go wrong with grilling a steak, but you must watch it closely and handle it carefully to prevent fire because of the abundance of juices and marbling. Follow these guidelines for preparing:
- Season several hours before cooking with salt and pepper
- After 2-3 minutes on each side, cook on medium heat and remove from the heat source.
- When food reaches the desired temperature (145°F for medium rare, 160°F for medium), remove from the heat and allow to rest.
Visit these guidelines for more tips on grilling steak.
How to Pan-Fry American Wagyu Steak
Use a cast iron skillet and adhere to these rules for the best flavor and searing.
- Season steak lightly with salt and pepper
- Butter should be used to lightly coat the pan because Wagyu’s marbling produces a lot of juice.
- Depending on desired doneness (145 degrees F for medium rare, 160 degrees F for medium), sear for 3–4 minutes per side.
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How To Cook Wagyu Beef
What is the best way to prepare Wagyu beef?
To prepare, adhere to these instructions: Season food with salt and pepper several hours before cooking. After 2-3 minutes on each side, cook on medium heat and remove from the heat source. When food reaches the desired temperature (145°F for medium rare, 160°F for medium), remove from the heat and allow to rest.
Is there a special way to cook Wagyu beef?
You can still prepare the steaks using your preferred technique, whether that is searing in a hot pan, reverse searing, using a sous-vide circulator, or beginning in a cold pan before turning up the heat (recipe follows). This is true even though most grades of American Wagyu beef have noticeably more interior fat than even prime steak.
How to prepare Japanese Wagyu beef?
Some claim that the best way to prepare Wagyu is on the grill. A charcoal grill, in particular, gives the meat a wonderful smoky flavor that is impossible to achieve inside. And if you keep an eye on the steak and regularly check the temperature, you should end up with a tender, evenly cooked piece of meat.