For a long time, Wagyu cattle was a delicacy you could only find in Japanese cuisine. After the loosening of the export regulations, it was finally allowed to ship the exclusive genetic material to Australia, where the Tajima-race from Kobe, Japan was mixed with the domestic Black Angus cattle. Those steaks, named Jack’s Creek Wagyu contain 75% of Japanese Wagyu beef. The Entrecote is cut out of the rib area behind the neck. Otto’s recipe will show you how to prepare this extraordinary cut on the Otto Grill
Prepare the Wagyu steak for the grill
Take the Entrecote out of the fridge one hour before you plan on grilling it. Let it reach room temperature in order to make the cooking process more uniform. Remove the core of the bell pepper and cut it in half. For the steak dip: grate the lemon rind, chop the parsley and mix it with the curd cheese and some olive oil. Season it with salt and pepper.
Preheat the Otto Grill onto 1500°F for three minutes.
Grill the Wagyu Steak
Put the Entrecote on the grill grate and set the Meat-O-Meter on stage 2. Sear each side for about one minute until your steak has got an even and golden-brown crust. Then, turn the burners off and let the Wagyu Entrecote rest until it has a core temperature somewhere between 129 and 133°F. This means your steak is medium rare and thus super tender.
Once you’ve reached your desired cooking level, take the meat off the grill and let it rest for a couple more minutes. This way the meat juices will redistribute themselves within the Wagyu steak.
Grill the sides
In the meantime, grill the vegetables. Otto chose a colorful set of yellow and red bell peppers as well as some green chilis. You can choose whatever vegetables you like best, though. The Entrecote goes well with almost anything. Just make sure to grill them on Meat-O-Meter stage 5 and at a low temperature.
Cut the Entrecote in thin slices and serve it together with the dip and the grilled vegetables. Voila, you’re done!
Want to learn more about steak? Check out Otto’s Blog:
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