You have probably heard of Kobe beef, which is A5 beef from the prefecture of Hyogo, Japan. While Kobe made it famous, the prefecture of Miyazaki perfected the art of A5 Wagyu beef. Over the past decade, Miyazaki has won quite a few prizes for their quality, including a couple Wagyu Olympics.
If you want to try A5 beef, there are two ways to go about it: You can go to a fancy steakhouse and pay roughly $35-$45 per ounce (so a 10oz steak like the one we sell is $400), or you can cook your own. Today, we will teach you how to cook your own based on the firsthand experience from our grill masters.
Never Had A5 Wagyu Beef Before?
At first glance, every cut of A5 beef will be EXTREMELY fatty compared to any other steak you have ever had. That delicate and yet rich fat, which can make up to more than 60% of the steak, is what makes it melt in your mouth.
This amount of fat makes the beef have a lower melting point, meaning it will cook faster than your average steak. Cooking A5 is extremely easy but that said, it is recommended to pay close attention so that you do not burn or overcook your steaks. After putting our A5 Wagyu steaks to the test many times over, this method of searing on a cast iron pan has proven to be one of the most foolproof methods we recommend to most of our customers.
Cooking A5 Wagyu Instructions
Step 1: Open up your steak and let it come to room temperature.
You should never shock your steak by taking it our of the refrigerator, or even worse, the freezer and toss it into the fire. When you are working with a steak as premium as an A5 Miyazaki Ribeye, do it well.
Step 2: Salt, maybe pepper?
You are cooking one of the richest and most flavorful steaks in the world. You don't need much in terms of seasoning. We do recommend lightly salting it.
Step 3: Pre heat your cast iron skillet (or any skillet).
You are looking for a QUICK sear, so the hotter your skillet is the better. This is why we recommend using cast Iron skillets as they retain heat the best.
Step 4: Sear.
A5 is extremely rich and fatty. That means you don't need oil or anything to aid with the sear. Just place the steak in the hot skillet for 1 minute per side. All we are looking for is a really nice sear.
Step 5: Let it rest for 30 seconds to a minute.
Step 6: Enjoy.
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That is the Meat N' Bone Way.
This same recipe can be used to cook our A5 Striploin, A5 Denver and A5 Zabuton.