About This Juicy Wagyu Beef Steak Recipe
Wagyu beef is considered one of the best steaks in the world because of its wonderful marbling of fat that cooks into juicy, melty, tender, and rich meat.
Wagyu, pronounced wah-gyoo, refers to a specific breed of Japanese cattle with exceptional genetics. There are four Japanese breeds of cow — polled, brown, shorthorn, and black. But, only one of the breeds is genetically extraordinary.
This special breed has a genetic predisposition to metabolize the fat internally, integrating it within the muscle and creating this beautiful marbling inside the muscle tissue. Usually, the fat is on the outside of the muscle, so what this livestock does is really unique. No other breed produces this type of meat.
Given the marbling on this meat, this rich, indulgent cut of beef essentially dissolves on your tongue. So, when you have such a precious high-end quality meat, you don’t want to overuse spices or seasonings — instead, allow the flavors of the Wagyu to shine.
You want to cook it with just a little bit of salt, keeping the middle as raw as possible, and slice it thin in buttery strips, so it melts in your mouth.
Because of the fatty richness of this meat, Wagyu beef is better enjoyed in small pieces. One regular-sized Wagyu ribeye steak can easily serve 2 to 3 people.
What You Need for This Juicy Wagyu Beef Steak Recipe
- Wagyu Beef: Authentic Japanese Wagyu beef is unlike any other meat.
- Salt: Wagyu beef has a lot of flavor on its own. So, just a little bit of salt will draw out some of the fat and juices and create a delicious, flavorful crust as it cooks.
- Rosemary: A sprig of fresh rosemary gives a wonderful aroma to the meat.
- Rosemary: I like the aroma that fresh rosemary gives to the meat, but you may also use thyme if you prefer or simply leave it out.
What is the best level of cooking for Wagyu beef?
The Wagyu beef steak is best enjoyed rare to medium-rare to allow the fat to melt while the meat cooks, delivering a tender and juicy cut of meat that simply melts in your mouth.
What can I serve with this Wagyu beef steak?
Wagyu beef is very rich, so opt for lighter sides. I like to serve it with sautéed veggies. Carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, and zucchini are all great veggies to serve with Wagyu beef.
Juicy Wagyu Beef Steak
Enjoy an incredibly tender and juicy Wagyu beef steak cooked in a very simple way to bring out its rich flavors!
Yield: 2 servings
How To Make Juicy Wagyu Beef Steak Step By Step
Add a little bit of salt and fresh rosemary to the meat.
Heat up your grill plate, pan, or skillet and cook the meat for about a minute and a half; flip the steak, and cook for another minute, until it’s cooked medium-rare.
When the steak is done, remove it from the heat, let it rest for 5 minutes, then cut it into thin slices. Enjoy!
- As the steak is very delicate and soft, use a spatula to flip it over to prevent any breakage.
- Before cooking the meat, bring it to room temperature. This will guarantee an even cook and will ensure that the meat is tender and juicy.