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Basting wagyu beef with butter while searing it on cast iron
Australian Wagyu steak seared on cast iron... freaking amazing!
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 mins

Quite possibly one of the best steak experiences I've had in my life! Pull apart tender and incredibly delicious.Treat yourself to one of these!

Course: Appetizer, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American, australian, Canadian, Japanese
Keyword: Wagyu beef steak, Wagyu steak
Servings: 1 steak
  • 12 oz Australian wagyu steak 1 inch thick
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Finishing or flaked salt
  1. Heat your cast iron pan on the BBQ or stove top. Make sure it’s really hot!
  2. Let the steak rest at room temperature between 45 and 60 minutes.
  3. Just before you’re ready to cook the steak, season the steak with the kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Make sure to season both sides.
  4. Place the steak on the pan. You don’t need to add any oil or butter at this stage. The fat in the steak will start to render onto the pan.
  5. Wait about 3.5 to 4 minutes and turn over the steak.
  6. After about a minute on the second side, add the butter, garlic and thyme to the pan.
  7. As soon as the butter starts melting, tilt the pan (protect your hand from the heat) and baste the butter over the steak with a spoon. Do this for about 1 minute.
  8. Cook the steak for a total of 3 to 4 minutes on the second side. Use a quick read meat thermometer to make sure it’s your favourite doneness. We cooked ours to 130 ºF.
  9. Place the steak on a cutting board, tent it with some tinfoil and let it rest between 5 and 10 minutes.
  10. Cut into the steak and enjoy one of the best steaks on earth!