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As the cooler weather hits our South African shores, we all start to crave something a little heartier and comforting at the dinner table to warm us up from the inside out. Here at Wild Coast Wagyu, we love the Winter months, spotlighting some of our favourite, rich Wagyu beef cuts. From goulash stew to hearty Wagyu beef pie, there’s an array of delicious dishes to add to your family’s menu this Winter!
Read on to learn how to enjoy Wagyu best this Winter.
1. Wagyu Short Rib Stew
This is one dish you’ll just keep coming back to. Wagyu short ribs provide a beautiful balance of tender beef and rich Wagyu fat that literally melts in your mouth while providing a delicious buttery flavour. Paired with your favourite root vegetables and herbs of your choice, you are guaranteed a delicious meal that provides your body with the healthy antioxidants that it needs, especially during flu season.
Try our very own Wagyu Short Rib stew recipe here.
2. Pan-seared Wagyu Steak and a Red Wine Sauce.
We’d recommend a pan-seared Wagyu steak with a generous drizzle of red wine sauce (recipe here) and roasted root vegetables for a simple but delicious meal.
Wagyu steaks are renowned for their exquisite tenderness and flavour resulting from their generous marbling and considerate rearing methods. Our Wild Coast Wagyu beef is 100% hormone free and free-range, directly impacting the quality of each steak that lands on your plate, ensuring excellent quality with every purchase.
If you’re looking for an extra level of winter comfort with this dish, we’d recommend swapping the root vegetables out for a creamy, generous helping of buttery mashed potatoes.
3. Wagyu Goulash Stew
Transport yourself to Hungary with a warming bowl of traditional Wagyu Goulash Stew.
Braise your Wagyu goulash cubes with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and a generous amount of paprika. The result is a robust and flavoursome stew that is sure to satisfy your winter cravings. Wagyu’s high omega-3 fatty acid content is also linked to a decreased risk of heart disease and anti-inflammatory properties, providing you with a meal that is not only tasty but also good for your overall health.
Enjoy your Wagyu goulash stew spooned over a bed of rice or mashed potatoes.
4. Wagyu Beef Pie
Nothing says “comfort food,” like a hearty pie and chips. Take your favourite beef pie recipe to the next (gourmet) level by swapping your regular beef cubes for Wagyu beef and enjoy the delicious, rich, umami flavour.
5. Wagyu Brisket Roast with Veggies
This one is a crowd-pleaser and the perfect meal to consider when hosting friends for dinner or on a special occasion.
It’s important to note that Wagyu brisket, unlike regular beef brisket, has a higher quantity of intramuscular fat which melts when cooking. This means that your roast will not dry out or require spritzing when cooking but rather provides you with juicy, tender beef that pairs perfectly with a side of golden roast potatoes and steamed green beans. Complete this special meal with a drizzle of au jus.
Try the recipe here.
So, embrace the winter weather with open arms as you indulge in the comfort meals the season has to offer, with Wagyu beef as your hearty (and healthy) hero ingredient.
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