Day 16 – wandering around the Adelaide Central Markets yesterday morning thinking about dinner, stumbled by Feast Fine Foods and the wagyu scotch fillet caught my eye, I’ve always been a regular ribeye/scotch/t-bone guy, never bought wagyu to cook for myself, and perhaps the $195/kg price tag for this 8+ marble score piece of cow is why…
But by gosh look at that marbling…
Decided the best thing to go with it is a mushroom bigger than a nuclear explosion.
Set the cast iron skillet to scorched-earth, drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on the meat, chuck it in and listen to that sucker sizzle.
Left for about a minute facing diagonally on the skillet, then turned it 90 degrees for about 45 secs to get a nice crosshatch pattern, then flip it.
In the mean time we’ve been sautee’ing the megashroom, just sliced into bits, heated up a shit-ton of butter and chucked in a bucket of crushed garlic, then threw in loads of random herbs and just kept it sautee’ing on gentle heat for probably ten mins.
May as well add a few greens, just some beans and broccolini, gently stir fried in sesame oil, garlic and chilli.
Steak is done, but there’s a huge chunk of fat on the edge that I want to be cooked a little more, so just held it on it’s edge for a minute or so, then left to rest on a hot dinner plate for 5 mins while we finished off the non-meat stuff.
Falls apart just by showing a butter knife to it, melt in the mouth texture, delicate taste.
So, worth it?
Don’t think so, kinda like wine, the GOOD stuff is $30-50 bucks, up to $100 bucks can be awesome, but beyond that there’s probably a lot more wankery involved than anything else.
Will definitely try some more home cooked wagyu though, but will opt for the “cheap” stuff at like $70-90/kg and get a proper thick piece around 450g next time.
Current weight: 84.9kg
Alcohol: 2 glasses of red wine
Other food: 2 poached eggs, 100g smoked salmon, 50g of baked beans, half a slice of bread to mop up
Total steak eaten: 5.45kg
Total other food: 10 eggs, 620g processed meat, 500g chicken, 950g seafood, 725g carby stuff, 500g vegetables
Total alcohol: 26 beers, 8.75 bottles champagne, 6.5 bottles white wine, 12.5 bottles red wine, 0.5 bottles rosé, 14 gins, 5 vodkas