How To Cook Wagyu Ribeye Steak Like An Expert

If you’ve never had the pleasure of tasting Wagyu steak before, you’re missing out on one of the most delicious cuts of meat available. However, if you’ve tasted good meat before, then you’re not going to be able to resist trying them again. So if you’re looking for tips on how to cook Wagyu ribeye steak like an expert, you’ve come to the right place.

Read more as we are going to provide the cooking steps that you need in today’s post.


  1. Defrosting

When you buy Wagyu meat online, it’s likely you’re going to get it frozen. So if you’re going to defrost it, make sure it should be defrosted inside the fridge for up to forty eight hours.  DO NOT defrost the ribeye steak in a microwave oven or at room temperature because this will loosen the fat. And as a result, the flavor and integrity of the Wagyu meat is compromised.

  1. Trimming (Optional)

Once the ribeye steak is completely thawed, remove it carefully from the package. Look for strips of fat and trim the meat a bit so you can make use of these strips as oil in your pan later. If the steak is fatty, trim a good chunk of fat and place it in your ref so you can use it when cooking other types of meat.

  1. Salting

Salting the ribeye steak tenderizes it and pulls off excess moisture from the meat. Always remember that the longer the Wagyu is salted, the better it will be diffused into the meat. So it’s recommended to salt your steak 40 minutes or so before cooking or up to 2 days, but make sure not to put too much salt as it will also ruin the balance of the flavor of the meat.

  1. Seasoning

The best quality of Wagyu ribeye steak requires only a small amount of seasoning. In short, a dash of salt and pepper will be fine, but you can also use steak seasoning if needed. Just make sure not to overdo it so the natural and inherent flavor of the steak will not be overwhelmed that is distinctively its own without additional marinades, seasonings, and sauces.

  1. Cooking

Whether you’ll cook the steak using a frying pan or cast iron or throw it on your grill to achieve those delicious-looking char lines, you can do it either way just make sure not to overcook it. According to experts, the best temperature to cook Wagyu steak and enjoy its sweet buttery flavor and luxurious taste is medium rare. So don’t cook it well-done as it will ruin the mouthwatering quality of the meat.

Here are some tips you can do to cook a perfect Wagyu ribeye steak:

  • Preheat the cast-iron skillet or pan over high heat.
  • Lightly grease the pan with olive oil or butter. You can also use the strips of fat that you have trimmed earlier from the meat.
  • Sear the meat for 3 minutes on each side for a rare finish while aim for 4 minutes if you want the steak to be cooked medium rare.
  • Determine meat doneness using a meat thermometer or the ‘touch test’.
  • Set aside the steak for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.