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Wagyu Cooking Tips

The marbling in Grass-fed Wagyu makes it very forgiving. It is at its juiciest and most tender when the fat is melted throughout the meat, so we recommend cooking it medium rare to medium. Here are a few simple tips to help you on your way.
  • Don't cook from cold
    An hour before cooking, remove your Wagyu from the refrigerator and bring it to room temperature. This allows the meat to cook more evenly and faster.
  • Don’t be afraid of salt
    Once at room temperature, season your Wagyu with salt and pepper. If you’re having steak, season both sides.
  • Invest in a thermometer
    When roasting, a temperature of 250°F will cook the Wagyu evenly without drying. Always use a meat thermometer to test for doneness. Relying on cooking times will lead to varying results!
  • Make your stew the day before
    You know how that casserole always tastes better the following day? It’s a fact so use it to your advantage.
  • Salt, heat and Wagyu fat

    Crispy and delicious! Searing the surfaces of roasts and thicker steaks (>1inch) will help them to retain moisture during cooking and results in a nice browned colour. Sear your Wagyu in a pre-heated pan for 1.5-2 minutes on each surface, before moving to a moderate heat to finish cooking. If you’re cooking steak, this means turning down the heat. If you’re roasting, this means put the Wagyu in the oven.
  • Let it rest

    Remove your Wagyu just before it is fully cooked (i.e. when it is within 5°F of its desired temperature), then wrap it in foil. Let it rest in a warm place for 5 minutes (for steaks) or 15-20 minutes (for roasts). During this time, the temperature rises by several degrees, thus finishing off the cooking process. Resting the meat also allows the juices to redistribute evenly, ensuring a tender, juicy eating experience.

Pair our Wagyu with:

  • Fresh flavors
    Like salsa verde.
  • Earthy flavors
    Like miso and mushrooms.

Wagyu Steak Cooking Times

Here's how to cook the perfect Wagyu steak. We've based these times on our striploin steak.
Temperature
1/2 Inch Steak
3/4 Inch Steak
1 Inch Steak
1.5 Inch Steak
125-130°F
2 mins
2-3 mins
3-4 mins
5-6 mins
Temperature
1/2 Inch Steak
3/4 Inch Steak
1 Inch Steak
1.5 Inch Steak
130-140°F
2-3 mins
3-4 mins
4-5 mins
6-7 mins
Temperature
1/2 Inch Steak
3/4 Inch Steak
1 Inch Steak
1.5 Inch Steak
140-150°F
3-4 mins
4-5 mins
6-7 mins
8-9 mins
Temperature
1/2 Inch Steak
3/4 Inch Steak
1 Inch Steak
1.5 Inch Steak
150-160°F
4-5 mins
5-6 mins
7-8 mins
10-11 mins
Temperature
1/2 Inch Steak
3/4 Inch Steak
1 Inch Steak
1.5 Inch Steak
160-170°F
5-6 mins
6-7 mins
8-9 mins
11-12 mins

Wagyu Roasting Times

Here's how to roast the perfect Wagyu steak. We've based these times on our striploin steak.
Doneness
Rare
Medium-Rare
Medium
Medium-Well
Well Done
Description
Red with cold, soft center
Red with warm, somewhat firm center
Pink and firm throughout
Pink line in centre, quite firm
Gray-brown throughout and completely firm
Meat Thermometer Reading
125-130°F
135-140°F
140-150°F
150-155°F
160-165°F