Wagyu beef is delicious and nutritious thanks to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that fuel the body, add flavor and refine the meat's texture. As with any cuisine, the right side dish can bring out the best in the wagyu. In this post, we'll cover a few of the best things to serve with wagyu to make a delectable, balanced and nutritious meal.
What to Pair With A5 Wagyu
Wagyu A5 beef is even better when paired with any of these five foods or drinks:
Wine pairs well with wagyu steak. As wagyu's flavor is subtle, medium- and full-bodied wines are the best to pair with it. We recommend red wines that are high in tannins for a bold or buttery flavor that will rest nicely with the steak's gentle taste. Examples of tannic wines to pair with your wagyu dish include cabernet sauvignon, Monastrell or Sangiovese.
2. Roasted Vegetables
Pair your wagyu steak with roasted vegetables to complement the flavor and enhance the dish's nutritional value. Roasting vegetables elevates their flavor while producing a crispiness that blends well with the steak's smooth texture. Try seasoning the vegetables with simple additions like oil, salt and pepper. Excellent vegetables to implement include broccoli, green beans, spinach and Brussels sprouts.
3. Fried Rice
Fried rice is another superb pairing for wagyu steak. The rice's modest flavor will allow the wagyu beef's buttery taste to emanate. Add elements like chopped vegetables or curry into the mix for a diverse flavor profile with something to enjoy in every bite.
4. Baked Potatoes
Baked potatoes complement wagyu steak's smooth texture by adding both fluffiness and crunchiness. After roasting in a blazing oven, the potato's skin will become crispy while the interior softens. Add butter and pepper to the potato to complete the dish before serving it alongside the steak. The potato will soak up the steak's juices and add a unique texture to the meal.
5. Sautéed Mushrooms
To complete our list of sides to pair with wagyu steak, we recommend sautéed mushrooms. Wagyu steak's buttery flavor pairs well with the earthy notes and textures of sautéed mushrooms. For the best mixture, add ingredients like garlic butter, wine, paprika and herbs while the mushrooms are in the pan. The mushrooms will add a unique and subtle flavor that enhances the dish while allowing the wagyu to dominate your palate.
Serve Top-Quality Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef
At Imperia Caviar, we carry flavorful A5 wagyu beef sourced directly from the best farms. We encourage you to browse our wagyu collections for high-grade beef at competitive pricing.