Japanese Kobe Beef a5 Ribeye Steak
Japanese Kobe Beef A5 Ribeye Steak - BMS 8-12 (Exceptional)
No cow comes into this world and begins its life as Kobe beef. Kobe beef refers to cuts taken from the Tajima strain of Wagyu cattle raised in Hyogo Prefecture (Japan).
Even among “Tajima-Gyu” (Tajima cattle), only the chosen few that satisfy the specific quality criteria set out by the Kobe Beef Marketing & Distribution Promotion Association deserve the title "Kobe Beef".
Calves are given only the very best feed - rice straw, maize, barley and other cereals - and receive only fresh, clean water to drink. Their meat matures to the ideal quality and texture from the minimum age of 28 months to an average age of 32 months.
The fine, delicate meat has a high degree of fat marbling that melts at low temperatures, together with tender fibres and its own uniquely refined sweetness and aroma.
Each of Kobe steak is carefully prepared from fresh here in the UK. We sculpture the whole muscles to remove excess fat around the outside to create the maximum meat to fat ratio in order to offer the very best in the quality end product.
The much larger pieces (600g+) can be over 2cm thick so they can be sliced thinly for use in Sukiyaki or Shabu-shabu.
Usage: We recommend that Japanese Kobe steaks are cooked a little longer than normal - medium-rare or even medium. This allows the intramuscular fat to caramelize and become crisp which once rested still allows the steak to be perfectly tender while realising the true flavour of the wagyu.
Larger cuts come from bigger pieces of the whole Ribeye and work out better value if you are going to share. In this case, we recommend cooking over an open flame, bbq, or searing in a pan then and finishing in the oven if needed (700g+). After resting, place on a board and carve for sharing.
Steaks are not the only way to enjoy Kobe Beef. Traditional preparation methods include sukiyaki and shabu-shabu, one-pot dishes that render out more of the fat than grilling.
Sukiyaki simmers thinly sliced beef in a pot with vegetables, usually bathed in a sauce made with soy sauce, sugar and sake. A raw egg is served with the dish, used for dipping the beef after it's extracted from the broth.
Shabu-shabu is a light and healthy meal made with strips of meat even thinner than those used for sukiyaki. The beef strips are briefly cooked in a simmering kombu kelp broth.
Note: This Kobe Ribeye steak has been cut from fresh in the UK with excess fat removed, then ultra-quick frozen to offer the ultimate in freshness and quality. The ultra-rapid freezing process prevents large ice crystals from forming that can damage cells and tissue fibres. Upon defrosting IQF Kobe Wagyu steaks, you will find the same fantastic quality and performance as you would a fresh product.
Wagyu steaks when cut discolours extremely quickly and the rapid freezing process helps prevent this. Upon defrosting they can lose their bright colour but this is no way affects their fabulous eating quality and is purely cosmetic.
Origin: Kobe Prefecture, Japan
Authenticity: All of our Kobe steaks are supplied with an individual ID number which offers full traceability.
You will find your ID number on the front of the pack and can check the authenticity of your purchase here
The image displayed is of a 300g A5 BMS 9 Kobe Ribeye Steak.
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|EXPRESS BY 9AM (Tues-Fri)||£40.00|
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For the shipping fresh and frozen goods we use high quality mixed recyclable insulated packaging to keep your products perfect through the courier network.
To keep frozen goods at the correct temperature we use a safe alternative to dry ice. These gel packs freeze to a temperature of -45° and stay frozen for an extended period of time. Completely food safe and fully recyclable/reusable.
The vast majority of shipments arrive frozen but we cannot guarantee this. In the event that your order has defrosted it should still be at a very low temperature when you receive it and therefore fine to put in your freezer. Refreezing is only unsafe if the product has reached 8°c. It is worth mentioning that supermarkets routinely sell defrosted food as "fresh", with the advice that it may be frozen when you get home.
All frozen products arrive in extremely high quality, fully insulated packaging.
All fresh truffles are sent in a foil resealable pack with an absorbent paper. This is suitable for storing in your fridge. If storing truffles for more than a few days we recommend wrapping them in paper towel or using a Tuberpac. Fresh truffles are always best consumed as soon as possible.