Level Up Your Steak Game with Imperial American Wagyu

Get more tenderness, buttery flavors, and juiciness out of your steak, whether pan frying or grilling.

How to Prepare Wagyu Beef

General Tips

Cooking Wagyu beef is similar to cooking other types of beef, and due to its high amounts of marbling, Wagyu provides juicy flavors every time (and is very forgiving). Check out our tips to experience the full flavor of American Wagyu beef.

  • Choose the right cut for your recipe or cooking method (get more information on beef cuts here)
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • To preserve flavor, avoid over-seasoning
  • Sear on both sides before moving to moderate heat or transferring to the oven
  • Use meat thermometer and insert all the way through for accurate reading
  • Remove from heat just before Wagyu is fully cooked and let rest (this ensures juices will distribute evenly)
  • Avoid overcooking

How to Grill American Wagyu Steak

You can’t go wrong with grilling a steak, but due to the high amounts of marbling and juices, you’ll want to monitor and handle steaks carefully to avoid fire. Follow these guidelines for preparing:

  • Season several hours before cooking with salt and pepper
  • Cook on medium heat and remove from direct heat after 2-3 minutes on each side
  • Remove from heat and let rest after reaching desired temperature (145 degrees F for medium rare, 160 degrees F for medium)

Visit these guidelines for more tips on grilling steak.

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How to Pan-Fry American Wagyu Steak

For optimal flavor and searing, use a cast iron skillet and follow these guidelines.

  • Season steak lightly with salt and pepper
  • Grease the pan with butter (lightly, as the marbling of Wagyu produces high amounts of juices)
  • Sear for 3-4 minutes per side based on desired doneness (145 degrees F for medium rare, 160 degrees F for medium).