Wagyu Beef

Wagyu beef is one of the most priced and most tender varieties of beef.

The main reason for that is the marbling of the meat and the fat in the wagyu beef. Originally from Japan, wagyu beef is from a certain breed of cattle that is treated like royalty. These cows are fed with the best grass, beer or sake and massage daily for that amazing marbling. Wagyu means black cow in Japanese.

Today there is a multitude of variety of wagyu beef cultivated around the world and each country has their own signature wagyu breed. From Japan, now we have American wagyu and Australian wagyu. Each has a different and distinct character. The wagyu beef is not just tasty; it is also filled with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which are good for the heart. So if you get wagyu beef, you don’t have to add too much seasoning otherwise you will lose the delicateness of the beef. Here are some recipes that will compliment your wagyu beef.

Wagyu Beef with Sweet Ginger-Shitake Mushroom Sauce Recipe

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Prepare Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

This Japanese inspired recipe will make your wagyu beef shine and the flavor enhanced.

4 filet mignon steaks (8 ounces each)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons of butter+1/2 cup, unsalted
2 tablespoons of ginger, minced
1/2 cup of shitake mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon of garlic, minced
3 tablespoons of sake
2 tablespoons of mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
1 tablespoon garlic chives, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F.
2. Season the wagyu beef fillets with salt and pepper.
3. Heat the olive oil in a non stick skillet over medium heat until it is almost smoking hot. Sear the sides of the steaks to golden brown.
4. Transfer the steaks to the oven at 400 degrees F and cook them for 10 minutes for medium rare, cook longer if desired. Allow the meat to rest while preparing the sauce.
5. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a pan and sauté garlic and ginger over low heat to avoid the garlic from burning.
6. Add the shitake mushrooms and season it with salt and pepper.
7. Pour the mirin and simmer until the sauce is reduced.
8. Add the remaining butter for gloss and add the garlic chives.
9. Remove from the heat. Serve the sauce over the rested wagyu steak or serve it separately.

Wagyu Beef with Sweet Ginger-Shitake Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Wagyu Beef Fillet Mignon Recipe

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Prepare Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

If you really want to taste the richness and the pureness of the wagyu beef, then this is a simple steak recipe to try.

6 pieces of wagyu beef fillet mignon (8 ounces each)
1 1/2 cup of fresh coriander seeds
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of butter, unsalted
1/2 cup of black peppercorns
Salt to taste

1. Season the wagyu beef fillet mignon with salt and let the meat rest for 10 minutes.
2. Ground the coriander seeds and peppercorns in a spice blender or coffee grinder.
3. Remove the husks of the ground coriander seeds.
4. Pour the mix spice in a plate.
5. Press the steaks into the plate with the spices coating all sides.
6. Heat the olive oil and butter in a pan until before smoking point.
7. Sear the steaks on all sides and place it in the oven at 350 degree F oven until the desired doneness.
8. Serve with mashed potatoes, asparagus or sautéed spinach.

Wagyu Beef Fillet Mignon Recipe

Thai Marinated Wagyu Beef Recipe

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Prepare Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes

This is a classic spicy wagyu beef recipe that is good on top of fresh salad greens for a complete and healthy meal.

1/2 pound of wagyu strip steaks
4 shallots, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 jalapenos chopped or 2 Thai chili chopped
1/4 cup of honey
1 cup of vinegar
1 tablespoon of sambal (Thai chili paste)
Salt and pepper to taste
For the salad
3-4 pieces of lettuce leaves, Thai basil leaves or any salad greens that you prefer.

1. Combine the honey, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, sambal, jalapeno, shallots, salt and pepper and pulse it in a blender until smooth.
2. Marinade the wagyu beef in the mixture and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
3. Add some oil into a hot griddle pan or grill the marinated steaks for 3-4 minutes each side.
4. Slice thinly and serve on top of the salad leaves.
5. Pour the remaining marinade on top of the wagyu beef.

Thai Marinated Wagyu Beef Recipe

Wagyu beef may be one of the most expensive kinds of meat in the world. But when you get to taste this wonderful meat, you will not settle for anything less. If you are on a budget, you can try the leaner kind like wagyu strip steaks or tenderloin. Try these three exiting recipes for wagyu beef and feel the heaven in your mouth.

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