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A5 Wagyu at My Costco

Found these at Costco. $99/lb.  frozen 1/2 inch A5 Wagyu steaks.  Cooked the one with a little less marbling.

Quick 10min defrost in ice cold water and these were ready for the Blackstone.  Seared for a couple minutes on each side.... and damn!i

I once had Wagyu at a steakhouse in Vegas when I was in my 20’s and don’t really remember the taste....I wasn’t sober....spent $150 on a 4oz steak...wasn’t the worst decision on that trip...but I digress 

I can describe the taste as steak flavored butter.  The mouthfeel is incredibly buttery and the bite has just enough resistance to be super enjoyable.  My family of 4 shared that steak as an appetizer as a couple of pieces each and you’re good.   Really rich.  

Had a bit of soy and some salt to dip the pieces in.  Consensus was a tiny dip of salt was best.  

For me.  This is a one time splurge.  I’m probably good for another 20 years.  For the price, I woulda rather bought a ribeye primal and dry aged the sucker.  But damn,  everyone needs to try this at least once.  Enjoy the pics!  And a bonus pic of my favorite beer! Cheers 



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  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 8,266
    Dude.....

    Awesome. 
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 21,605
    That is going big right there.  Great write-up and nailed the finish.  Impressive.  Congrats.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here; L&S BGE's, PBC, Lang 36; burnin wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 2,319
    You treated that steak with mad respect! Looks amazing.

    I've only tasted A-5 a  very few times and I agree that's it's super rich.

    Small doses are best. It's almost a novelty item. 

    Nice post!
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

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    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 5,424
    Good Lawd!!
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,236
    Awesome Post.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • DocObbinsDocObbins Posts: 26
    Looks beautiful!
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 10,594
    DAYUM
    =======================================
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 4,151
    Beautimus!
    aka marysvilleksegghead
    Lrg 2008
    mini 2009

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    I said to my wife, 'Where do you want to go for our anniversary?' She said, 'I want to go somewhere I've never been before.' I said, 'Try the kitchen.'

    Bob Hope:

    When I wake up in the morning, I don’t feel anything until noon, and then it’s time for my nap

  • rekameohsrekameohs Posts: 139

    Quick 10min defrost in ice cold water and these were ready for the Blackstone. 


    ATK says to go straight from the freezer to the grill, but I don't know if I would try it with something as expensive as this.  I would probably try sous vide first.
  • gmanrvagmanrva Posts: 158
    Wow, nailed that finish!!
    LGE Mechanicsville Va, XLGE Wake Va., LGE Duck NC.
    Formely Gman2 before password debacle 
  • CigarCityEggerCigarCityEgger Posts: 1,944
    Can’t beat that, beer looks good too 🍻 
  • cssmd27cssmd27 Posts: 320
    What section are these being sold in at Costco?  Frozen meats?
    Dallas (University Park), Texas
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 9,942
    Man, that cook looks amazing!
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • ElkhornHuskerElkhornHusker Posts: 484
    But dear I could have sworn that said $13.99.  That would be my play
    Elkhorn, NE
    1 large egg
    28" Blackstone
    Akorn Jr. 
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 9,942
    I wonder what it would task like, if you thick sliced it and fried like bacon?  I bet it would be amazing.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 10,592
    I think you have a bacon problem @Ozzie_Isaac
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 9,942
    Legume said:
    I think you have a bacon problem @Ozzie_Isaac
    I agree.  I only have 1 pack in the fridge!
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • the_creasethe_crease Posts: 92
    cssmd27 said:
    What section are these being sold in at Costco?  Frozen meats?

    This stuff was in an open freezer same design and adjacent to where they sell raw refrigerated poultry and raw refrigerated fish.  Other things that were in the same open freezer were bags of frozen scallops, bags of frozen shrimp, 10lb boxes of king crab legs.

     Not sure around where you are, but it seems the interior layout of my Costco changed during covid. these frozen items were normally in the upright freezer section, with the frozen fish fillets, etc. although this was the first time ever I had seen Wagyu steaks.  

    Hope this helps! 
  • the_creasethe_crease Posts: 92
    I wonder what it would task like, if you thick sliced it and fried like bacon?  I bet it would be amazing.

    I just might try it with the other steak in the two pack! 

    Uhhhhhhhhhhh, no.  As John would say, Full stop. 😀 

    I’d have a hard time cooking $100/lb meat into oblivion. Although thats exactly how my dad would insist on.  I imagine there wouldn’t be much left after the fat is rendered.  

    But then again, based on that one glorious pic of cooking bacon on  @Ozzie_Isaac infamous bacon thread, maybe you could work some magic here? 

    cheers! 
  • cssmd27cssmd27 Posts: 320
    cssmd27 said:
    What section are these being sold in at Costco?  Frozen meats?

    This stuff was in an open freezer same design and adjacent to where they sell raw refrigerated poultry and raw refrigerated fish.  Other things that were in the same open freezer were bags of frozen scallops, bags of frozen shrimp, 10lb boxes of king crab legs.

     Not sure around where you are, but it seems the interior layout of my Costco changed during covid. these frozen items were normally in the upright freezer section, with the frozen fish fillets, etc. although this was the first time ever I had seen Wagyu steaks.  

    Hope this helps! 
    Helps a lot!  Thanks!  I just haven't had time to make it by mine to see if they are carrying it.
    Dallas (University Park), Texas
  • CornholioCornholio Posts: 826
    @the_crease Where are you at in So Cal? I assume San Diego by your avatar but the steak came from Brea up near my hood. 

    Awesome cook, BTW. 
  • the_creasethe_crease Posts: 92
    Cornholio said:
    @the_crease Where are you at in So Cal? I assume San Diego by your avatar but the steak came from Brea up near my hood. 

    Awesome cook, BTW. 

    Yea north San Diego area near some pretty sweet singletrack at PQ/Del Mar Mesa 😉 
  • CornholioCornholio Posts: 826
    Cornholio said:
    @the_crease Where are you at in So Cal? I assume San Diego by your avatar but the steak came from Brea up near my hood. 

    Awesome cook, BTW. 

    Yea north San Diego area near some pretty sweet singletrack at PQ/Del Mar Mesa 😉 
    Rad! I’d be down for a tour. 
  • stv8rstv8r Posts: 747
    Great post!   I'd totally try that if I saw it.  Looks amazing.  I'll put it on my bucket list lol
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