Australian Wagyu beef is known for its high-quality marbling and rich flavor. The grading system for Wagyu beef is based on the Beef Marbling Score (BMS), which measures the amount and distribution of intramuscular fat in the meat. The BMS ranges from 1 to 12, with higher scores indicating more marbling.
Here's a recipe for Australian Wagyu BMS 8-9 NY Strip Steak:
- 2 Australian Wagyu BMS 8-9 NY Strip Steaks, about 12 oz each
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 4 garlic cloves, smashed
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
Remove the Australian Wagyu BMS 8-9 NY Strip Steaks from the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes before cooking.
Preheat your grill or grill pan to high heat.
Season the steaks generously with salt and pepper on all sides.
Brush the grill or grill pan with canola oil to prevent sticking.
Place the steaks on the grill or grill pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, until a crust forms.
Add the unsalted butter, garlic, thyme, and rosemary to the grill or grill pan.
Spoon the melted butter over the steaks to baste them. Continue to baste for 1-2 minutes.
Transfer the steaks to a cutting board and let them rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
Slice the steaks against the grain into 1/2 inch thick slices.
Serve the steaks with your favorite sides.
Fun Fact: Australian Wagyu beef is a cross between Japanese Wagyu and Australian Angus cattle. The result is a beef that has the rich marbling of Japanese Wagyu with the heartiness of Australian Angus. It's a delicious combination that's sure to impress your dinner guests.
Enjoy your Australian Wagyu BMS 8-9 NY Strip Steak with its rich flavor and buttery texture!