How To Cook & Prepare Wagyu Beef
Cooking Wagyu Steak is similar to cooking other types of beef. Due to its high amounts of marbling, Wagyu provides juicy flavors every time and is easier to cook than other meat.
- Choose the right cut for your recipe or cooking method.
- Season with salt and pepper
- To preserve flavor, avoid over-seasoning
- Sear on both sides before moving to moderate heat.
- Use a meat thermometer and insert all the way through.
- Remove from heat just before the Wagyu Steak is fully cooked and let rest. This will ensure the juices will distribute evenly.
- Avoid overcooking!
How to Grill Australian Wagyu Steak
You can’t go wrong with grilling a steak, but due to the high amounts of marbling and juices, you’ll want to monitor and handle steaks carefully to avoid fire.
Follow these guidelines for preparing:
- Season several hours before cooking with salt and pepper
- Cook on medium heat and remove from direct heat after 2-3 minutes on each side
- Remove from heat and let rest after reaching desired temperature (145 degrees F for medium rare, 160 degrees F for medium)
How to Pan Fry Japanese Wagyu Steak
For optimal flavor and searing, use a cast iron skillet and follow these guidelines.
- Season steak lightly with salt and pepper
- Grease the pan with butter as the marbling of Wagyu produces high amounts of juices.
- Sear for 3-4 minutes per side based on desired preference
- Always check your steak with a thermometer. 145 degrees for for medium rare or 160 degrees for medium.