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Blog posts tagged 'Wagyu':


The Return of the Backyard BBQ — 6 Tips for Hosting Your Next Cookout

July 13th by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 6,913 times • 2 min read

Longer days, warmer nights — summer is officially here (and hopefully a lot more fun than the last)!  From our carefully curated grilling bundles to low and slow smoking cuts, we’ve got everything you need to host an epic summer cookout for your friends and family. And whether you’re the BBQ-master who’s keeping it simple or are putting on an actual smoke show for your guests (think Smoking an A5 Japanese Wagyu Brisket), when you start...

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How to Make a Wagyu Katsu Sando at Home

May 21st, 2020 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 51,698 times • 2 min read

The internet’s been abuzz with a trendy steak sandwich known as the Wagyu Katsu Sando — a crunchy, panko-breaded and fried cutlet of A5 nestled between two buttery slices of toasted white bread, and topped with a tangy sauce. Popularized in Japan, this dish has made its way across Instagram and into American cuisine — rightfully celebrated for its tender, ultra-marbled, beefy middle and crispy outer layer. Only a few restaurants in the US...

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How to Make Wagyu Brisket Bacon

April 8th, 2020 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 15,082 times • 2 min read

Bacon is universally loved. It’s the perfect combination of crispiness and chew, a literal wave of savory, salty goodness that makes it completely irresistible. While it’s usually associated with pork, BBQ aficionados are raving about the beef version — cured and smoked beef belly (navel). Another variety of beef bacon uses the brisket (what the navel connects to). Since brisket is leaner than the belly, it’s essential to have lots of...

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Japanese Wagyu Butchery 101

March 31st, 2020 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 17,025 times • 3 min read

Japanese Wagyu is one of the most luxurious foods in the world — a distinction earned not just because of its unique Kuroge genetics, but because of the many traditions practiced in Japan, spanning from the way the animals are raised to how the meat is rated, how the steaks are sliced and cooked, and even how the carcasses are butchered. Japanese A5 Wagyu Striploin There are a few key differences in Japanese Wagyu butchery versus that in the...

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New: Impossible-to-find A5 Wagyu Cuts from Iwate, Japan

September 22nd, 2019 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 7,042 times • 1 min read

NEW: For the first time available in America, we've brought over beefier cuts that turn A5 Wagyu into an experience and a meal. Shop now Nearly all Japanese Wagyu imported to America centers around the so-called "hollywood cuts" -- Ribeye, New York Strip and Tenderloin. No matter what kind of beef (angus, etc), these cuts are prized for their marbling and tenderness. And with A5 Wagyu, they’re so crazily marbled that it creates an...

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How to make A5 Wagyu Tallow and unlock hero chef status

February 12th, 2019 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 26,509 times • 2 min read

A5 Wagyu beef fat, when melted, is a clear oil, packed with heart-healthy oleic acid. By making this A5 Wagyu tallow at home and sharing it with your friends and family, your ordinary home cook status will instantly sky rocket to magical wizard hero chef status. Add a little to a pan, scramble in a couple of eggs with a pinch of salt and you're likely to blow people's minds. It's that good. By carefully cutting the exterior fat off of your...

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Discover Craft Meat from Around the Globe!

October 17th, 2018 by Jack Beighle • Read 4,961 times • 1 min read

Say goodbye to a world where angus beef reigns king. Craft beef is a worldwide phenomenon with terroir, breed, and practice unique to each region and locale. Check out some of the world’s most unique craft beef!   Tasmania, Australia Tasmania, Australia– Islands with year round rain create a subtropical environment where cattle can graze and even roam the beach! Learn more Olive Wagyu from Kagoshima, Japan Kagoshima, Japan- Highly...

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The Difference between Purebred and Fullblood Wagyu

September 4th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 31,172 times • 2 min read

Raw Wagyu from Pacific Rogue Cattle Company So what's the deal with Wagyu? The word itself means "Japanese cow" and is the name given to cattle breeds developed in Japan. There are four breeds of Japanese cattle that can be called Wagyu, but the Kuroge-washu breed, or Japanese Black, stands apart for its genetic predisposition to create finely grained marbling. The Kuroge-washu breed comprises 90% of cattle in Japan. Other than its...

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A trip to Texas

August 10th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 5,320 times • 1 min read

When you think of Texas, you probably think of Longhorn cattle and barbecue joints. We did too until we took a trip to Texas last May where we met with independent ranchers and enjoyed some great-tasting meat. Texas is a big state but nothing prepared me for just how big it really is and just how much variety there is. We drove over 1200 miles in four days and passed through hill country, desert cacti, and pretty much everything in between. ...

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The Basics Behind Meat Marbling

August 7th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 54,124 times • 3 min read

If you've been with Crowd Cow for a while (and even if you haven't), you've probably seen us refer to "well-marbled" meat. But what is marbling and why does it matter? What is marbling? Well, marbling refers to the white flecks of intramuscular fat in each cut of meat. Marbling adds a lot of flavor and can be one indicator of how good the beef is. It impacts the tenderness, moistness, and overall flavor and has become one of the most...

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