The word Wagyu (pronounced wa-gyou) translates plainly as Japanese-style cattle– as ‘wa’ means Japanese and ‘gyu’ means beef. Wagyu cattle are incredible in yield grade and marbling, significantly superior in this respect to any other known breed. Consuming Wagyu beef is beneficial to your health, possessing a unique high concentration of valuable omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. The unique advantage in Wagyu is that it contains a much higher amount of the desirable monounsaturated fats than other beef. The monounsaturated /saturated fat ratio is up to three times higher in Wagyu than in any other beef.
Here is a great online Recipe for strips of Wagyu Beef;
2 Wagyu Strip Steaks-10 ounces each
2 Jalapenos chopped
1 Tablespoon Thai red pepper sauce
4 Shallots-peeled and chopped
4 Cloves of Garlic
Quarter cup honey
2 Cups of Soybean Sauce
1 Cup of Rice Vinegar
Freshly ground pepper and salt to taste
- Mix the jalapenos, red pepper sauce, shallots, garlic and honey in a food processor and blend into a smooth paste.
- While the processor is running, leisurely add the soy and rice vinegar. Season. The mixture can be made up ahead and stored in the refrigerator.
- Pre heat oven on broiler or heat a grill. Quickly marinate steaks in chile mixture for 5 to 10 minutes, turning to coat completely.
- Cook sirloin to a medium rare, about 4 minutes a side. Let beef rest for 3 minutes before slicing into thin strips.