Grass-Fed Wagyu Beef from New Zealand
Wagyu Beef Raw Briskets
Brisket Flats: 6-7lbs/piece, approx 26lbs/box
A large, lean, more affordable cut with great flavor, wagyu briskets are best suited to slow cooking methods. Braised, smoked, poached or corned, they are often thin sliced before serving in sandwiches or with sides.
Because of its large size, the brisket cut is a great choice for feeding a crowd at a party, buffet, or picnic.
Three different cuts of brisket are available:
Brisket Flat Cuts: (NAMP# 120A) the deep pectoral muscle from the brisket. Brisket flats are the larger and leaner of the two muscles that make up a whole brisket.
Brisket Point Cuts: (NAMP# 120B) the superficial pectoral muscle from the brisket. Brisket points are smaller and fattier than flats and more-triangular shaped.
Whole Briskets: (NAMP# 120) A whole brisket (deckle removed), contains both the deep pectoral and superficial pectoral muscles sold still connected. This cut is very large and is typically purchased by chefs, butchers, and competitive BBQ teams rather than home cooks.
This wagyu beef (aka Australian kobe beef, kobe-style beef) is from an Australian-raised breed of cattle descended from Japanese herds. The steers specially raised to increase their percentage of fat marbling to consistently high levels. More marbling leads to more flavor, tenderness, and moisture as the fat melts during the cooking process. Thus, wagyu beef briskets are both more flavorful and more tender than those cut from conventional beef.
Store Kobe beef raw briskets in your refrigerator until you're ready to use them. Freeze them for extended storage.
RECIPES & TIPS
Cook wagyu beef briskets as you would conventional beef briskets. They should be slow cooked in order to become tender, with the most popular methods being smoking and braising. They can also be turned into delicious corned Kobe beef.
The brisket is a classic beef barbecue cut, and makes amazing sandwiches when finished with barbecue sauce, jus, or gravy. It can also be served sliced with sides like rice, potatoes and green vegetables.