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Wagyu Steak, and Black-n-Bleu Burgers

BotchBotch Posts: 4,871
edited 3:15PM in EggHead Forum
My butcher started carrying Wagyu beef. It was only a couple dollars more per pound than the ribeye I was planning to pick up, so I gave it a try.
Raw, it looked beautiful:
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I brought my Egg up to 600 degrees and grilled it 2 minutes per side, with Jack Daniels woodchips for smoke. Served with tossed salad, sliced tomatoes, and grilled sweetcorn. (forgot to get a pic of the cooked steak)
It was... meh. It cooked perfectly, dark crust on the outside and dark pink throughout, but it tasted only okay and was just a tad tough. Wonder what went wrong... :S

Gotta share this sweetcorn spread with you that I tried, however (think I posted it earlier):
2 Tblspns mayo
1 tsp minced chipotle
1 tsp honey
1 tsp lime juice
heavy pinch of salt
Mix together, and keep cold until read to serve. It was excellent on sweetcorn, and the mayo really tames the heat of the chile (this recipe is very similar to what I use on smoked salmon).

While buying the steak I also noticed they had "black-n-bleu" burgers, patties with bleu cheese mixed in and quite a bit of black pepper on top, picked up a couple of these too.
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Grilled up fine:
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They were good, but not great. I also need to learn to make thinner burgers, buns, etc; I can't get my mouth around half the stuff I've made lately... :huh:
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Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
 
Ogden, Utard.  

Comments

  • ManfredManfred Posts: 186
    You always have tomorrow to try again. Thats what makes it so much fun :laugh:
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Mexican street corn,good stuff for a change.IMHO,you still can't beat roasted corn smothered in butta,salt and peppa.
  • The burger looks like the perfect size: almost too big to handle. Or you just may need to get a bigger mouth!! :laugh:
  • CrazyHarryCrazyHarry Posts: 112
    Do you always use wood chips with steak? Tried that with my first rib eyes and thought they tasted kind of nasty. My theory is that at the higher temps the wood chips didnt smolder they just burned and I got bad smoke instead of good smoke. But I'm still new so you probably know more about this than me.

    (Cooked some wagyu beef on my old weber and thought they were awesome. Cant wait to try some on my Egg.)
  • FLbobecuFLbobecu Posts: 309
    When you say your steak was "meh" - what exactly do you mean? Was it tough, dry, overcooked, etc.?
  • ShedFarmShedFarm Posts: 499
    What cut of beef is that? Wagyu is usually a lot more than just a few bucks more, so I have to wonder if you got an expensive, cheap cut of beef, like a Denver steak. Denver steaks have a lot of marbling, but you still have to marinade them.
    BJ (Powhatan, VA)
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,871
    Fletch'nTeggxas wrote:
    Or you just may need to get a bigger mouth!! :laugh:
    I polled my friends and coworkers today, they all disagree with you. :laugh:
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,871
    FLbobecu wrote:
    When you say your steak was "meh" - what exactly do you mean? Was it tough, dry, overcooked, etc.?
    It wasn't tough, dry, or overcooked; it just wasn't tasty, compared to the ribeyes I've done so far... Don't know what I'd do different...
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,871
    ShedFarm wrote:
    What cut of beef is that? Wagyu is usually a lot more than just a few bucks more, so I have to wonder if you got an expensive, cheap cut of beef, like a Denver steak.
    I expected Wagyu to be a lot more expensive too, you may be right; it would also explain why I was a bit underwhelmed... :unsure:
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
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