How to Cook Wagyu Beef: A Quick Guide by Premier Food Choice
So you’ve just purchased the most coveted steak in the world. Now, how do you cook it? And by that we mean, how do you cook it perfectly to truly enjoy this top-notch piece of meat?
We know it’s a little intimidating at first and you don’t want to mess up cooking such an expensive cut, but worry not! Here are our 5 tips for cooking wagyu beef like a pro.
STORE YOUR BEEF.
Upon ordering your wagyu, you should get it in a completely or partially frozen vacuum-sealed pack. Once you receive your package, place them straight away into your freezer until you’re ready to enjoy them. The less time your meat spends outside the freezer, the less exposure to air, and the less likely you’ll end up with freezer burn.
START AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.
Before you throw in your wagyu straight to the heat, allow the meat to thaw. Pull them out about 30 minutes before you’re ready to cook (depending on thickness) so that they can reach room temperature. Cold steak doesn’t cook evenly, so you want to get your steak as close as possible to its final eating temperature to guarantee an even cook.
GO EASY ON THE SEASONING.
The reason why wagyu beef is so special is because of its flavor and you don’t want that to be overwhelmed by other sauces and marinades. The fat from high-quality wagyu beef will bring out an amazing flavor for your meat. Pair this with a dash of sea salt and pepper and you’ll be in steak heaven, trust us.
WELL PREPARED WAGYU IS COOKED WELL, NOT WELL DONE.
Once your steak is thawed, try to cook it right away to maximize freshness and flavor. Preheat your skillet over high heat and grease lightly with some butter or olive oil. Alternatively, for the most natural flavor, you can take some fat from the edges of your steak. For the best taste, we recommend cooking your wagyu to a rare or medium rare doneness. For a rare finish, sear for three minutes on each side. For medium rare, go for four minutes on each side.
THE BEST WAGYU IS WORTH THE WAIT.
After removing the steak from the heat, allow it to rest for at least 5 minutes, but no more than 10. Yes, we know it seems tempting to dive straight into it, but giving time for the steak to rest will allow the meat to relax and reabsorb those delicious juices. Cutting into the meat right after cooking will leave the juice on your plate, which is far less enjoyable than enjoying them in your mouth.
HERE TO GET THE BEST QUALITY STEAK?
Now that you know all about how to cook wagyu beef, we’re sure you can’t wait to get a taste of this premium beef. At Premier Food Choice, we offer American Wagyu used in Michelin-starred restaurants worldwide that you can now enjoy from home.
Head over to our website to shop our catalogue and have your meats delivered right to your doorstep!