Grilled Shichimi Togarashi Marinated Fullblood Wagyu Beef Bavette Steak with Cold Sesame Ramen Noodle Salad
Prep Time: 1 Hour (including time to marinate)
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Difficulty Level: 2
(Levels: 1-5 with 5 being most difficult)
Recipe provided by Chef Matt Spinner, Executive Chef at Ushabu, Cleveland
Sesame Ramen Noodle Salad
PREPARING THE SHICHIMI TOGARASHI MARINATED STEAK
Mix the vegetable oil, salt, and shichimi togarashi spice together. This is your marinade.
Trim your Fullblood Wagyu beef bavette steak, and cut it into four 8-10 ounce rectangular portions.
Place the steak in a ziploc-style bag, and pour the marinade over it. Place the bag in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.
Do not over-marinate the Fullblood Wagyu bavette steaks, unless you want a very spicy steak.
PREPARING THE COLD SESAME RAMEN NOODLE SALAD
Cook the ramen noodles according to the directions on the package. (Chef recommends using Sun Noodle brand ramen noodles, which are usually available at your local Asian market.)
Once the noodles are cooked, cool them down in an ice water bath.
Then, place the cold noodles, chopped scallions, julienned carrots, strained pickled red ginger (or beni shoga), and cut peas in a bowl.
Toss the ingredients in 1 cup of the sesame ginger salad dressing. Newman’s Own dressing works well for this recipe (it’s better for the dressing to be on the creamier side), but you can also make your own dressing if you prefer.
Allow the ramen noodle salad to rest in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes before serving.
Fire up your charcoal or propane grill.
Place the marinated Fullblood Wagyu beef steaks on the grill, and cook for 3-4 minutes per side.
Transfer the steaks to a wire cooling rack, and allow them to rest for 90 seconds before transferring them to a cutting board.
On the cutting board, slice the Fullblood Wagyu beef bavette steaks against the grain.
To serve, place your chilled ramen noodle salad on a large plate. Add your sliced Fullblood Wagyu beef steak on top of the noodles, and finish by adding some more of your sesame ginger salad dressing.