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Braised Wagyu Beef, Shallot, Tomato, and Basil Skillet

Braised Wagyu Beef, Shallot, Tomato, and Basil Skillet

Prep Time: 1 Hour
Cook Time: 3 Hours
Servings: 4
Difficulty Level: 2
(Levels: 1-5 with 5 being most difficult)

Recipe provided by Chef Melanie Hammericksen


  • 2 Double 8 Cattle Company Fullblood Wagyu Chuck Steaks (cut into 8 medallions)
  • 3 TBSP Grapeseed Oil
  • Kosher Salt (to season)
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to season)
  • 6 Large Shallots (ends trimmed off and peeled)
  • 1/2 CUP Dry Sherry
  • 3 CUP Beef Stock
  • 1/4 CUP Tomato Paste
  • 2 CUP Cherry Tomatoes
For Serving
  • 4 OZ Parmesan Cheese (grated on the large holes of the box grater)
  • 2 OZ Fresh Basil Leaves (chiffonade)
  • 1 CUP Cherry Tomatoes (cut in half)
  • 3/4 CUP Pine Nuts (toasted)
  • 3 CUP Cooked Penne Pasta


            • Large Cast Iron Skillet with Lid
            • Box Grater
            • Large Pot

            FIRST STEP

            Take the Fullblood Wagyu chuck steaks out of the freezer, and place them in the refrigerator 24 hours before starting this recipe.


            Pull the Fullblood Wagyu chuck steaks from the refrigerator, and place them at room temperature for one hour while preparing the other ingredients.

            Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, and add in the grapeseed oil.

            Make sure your steaks are cut into 8 medallions.

            Season the medallions on both sides with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

            Once the oil is slightly smoking, add the steak medallions to the skillet.

            Sear the steaks for 3 minutes on each side. Then, remove them from the skillet.



            Cut the shallots into quarters, and place them cut-side-down into the cast iron skillet.

            Sear for two minutes or until the cut side is nicely browned.

            Add in the dry sherry, tomato paste, and beef stock. Bring up to a simmer.

            Then, add in the seared beef medallions and 2 cups of cherry tomatoes.

            Let the contents of the pan come to a simmer, and then reduce the heat to low.

            Cover the skillet with a lid, and cook for 2 1/2 hours on low heat.


            When the skillet is a half hour from being finished, prepare your pasta.

            Cook the penne pasta per package instructions.


            FINAL STEPS

            Serve the skillet dinner over penne pasta.

            Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts, halved cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves.

            Serve warm, and enjoy!

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