Kobe & Wagyu

Discussion in 'Q&A With Steven Raichlen' started by jjmm121, May 28, 2011.

  1. jjmm121

    jjmm121

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    Steven,

    When grilling expensive cuts of meat including Kobe & Wagyu beef do you recommend high heat or low and slow?  

    Thanks,

    Jeff M
     
  2. steven raichlen

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    Jeff, I'm certain I posted a reply to your question yesterday, but it either got snagged in a SPAM filter or got lost in cyberspace. (Or maybe I was interrupted and didn't hit the reply button...)

    At any rate, it definitely depends on the cut of meat. It's been my privilege to barbecue a Wagyu-style beef brisket, and of course, low and slow was the prescription, as it would be for a pork shoulder from a heritage breed pig.  A steak under 1-1/2 inches will get the direct treatment, while a thicker steak or tenderloin will be seared over direct heat and then moved to a cooler part of the grill to finish cooking. I am always very vigilant when grilling/barbecuing these

    luxurious cuts, and I always keep my trusty instant-read thermometer handy. Heaven forbid I overcook a prime rib roast that cost more than my first car...