Lip-Smacking Dishes Made From Wagyu Beef

Published: 25th May 2010
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The specialty about Wagyu beef is its taste and texture. The high degree of marbling in Wagyu beef is what that differentiates it from other beef breeds. The marbling gets absorbed in to the muscle when cooked thus giving the meat its extra ordinary taste, tenderness and the 'melt in the mouth' feel. Therefore, care must be taken when cooking Wagyu. It should be cooked fast over a hot flame so that the fat in it doesn't melt away. Let's look at some of the mouthwatering recipes made from Wagyu beef.

The most famous dish made from Wagyu, is Beef Steak. The beef is sautéed in clarified butter with salt and pepper. The pan should be hot enough to give it a good sear that is to say 90 seconds on each side. Another type of beef steak is the one rubbed on both sides with coarse kosher or sea salt and freshly grounded pepper. Sear it in such a way that it is seared only on the outside. When the beef is properly seared, then remove from heat and brush both sides with olive oil. Heat it again until it is of desirable consistency.

Wagyu can be eaten raw in Sashimi style so that its natural taste and texture is not lost. However, most Americans prefer to eat Wagyu gently seared so that it is a little crisp on the outside and lightly cooked on the inside.

Another famous Wagyu dish is Wagyu Yakiniku where soy, garlic, ginger, and sesames, tops of mushrooms and heart of the Pak Choy are added to Wagyu placed on a deep plate, topped with grated apple. After marinating it for 20 minutes, BBQ it and sprinkle olive oil if it starts to dry out. The spices together with apple give the Wagyu a great taste.

Beef lovers will have their taste buds reeling for more once they taste Wagyu beef with Asian greens. This delicacy is prepared using barbecue sauce, Wagyu steaks, Chinese greens, garlic, red chili, and Chinese black beans. A lot many dishes can be prepared with Wagyu beef. Just visit any good beef outlets and enjoy the mouth-watering recipes.

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