The Ultimate Guide to Wagyu - AMGA


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The Ultimate Guide to Wagyu


Rich, buttery and delicious – Wagyu is considered one of the world’s finest foods.

What is Wagyu?

Simply put, Wagyu means Japanese cow. Japanese cattle-breeders go to great lengths to give their cows a zen-like existence. Cows are raised in a stress-free environment – the noise level is controlled so the animals don’t get scared, there is a steady supply of fresh water, cows who don’t get along are separated, and they are even massaged frequently! The way the cows are fed and cared for is crucial. They are never given growth enhancers, steroids, hormones, or drugs. The process is natural – they are fed hay, grain, and wheat.

Is Wagyu healthier than other beefs?

Wagyu beef is a healthy source of protein and is rich in monounsaturated fats – otherwise known as the good kind of fat, which does not increase your cholesterol. It also contains all the essential amino acids, including Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

How to Cook Wagyu

The taste and texture of Japanese A5 Wagyu is unlike anything else you will ever experience. The best way to eat Wagyu is rare to medium rare. Anything more than that will cause the fat to melt, and you will lose its buttery and rich flavor. Follow these simple steps and cook a perfect piece that is tender and juicy!

Rest your piece of Wagyu at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Pat dry.

Salt the piece generously on both sides. You don’t need anything else! The natural flavor of Wagyu is all you need.

Grease the pan with a small amount of butter, not too much as the marbling from the Wagyu produces high amounts of juices. Take your cast iron pan and put it on the stove on medium to medium high heat. Allow the pan to get hot.

Place the steak on the pan and cook for about a minute and a half. Flip the steak and cook until the internal temperature reaches 120-125 degrees for rare or 130-135 degrees for medium rare.

Rest for 5 to 10 minutes then slice and enjoy!

Our A5 Wagyu beef from the Hyogo town in Japan is considered the highest quality grade. Order a piece today and enjoy a fine dining experience at home!

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