Saturday, 25 July 2009

wagyu steak wraps

What a week?! Somehow the week sort of started and it crazily went by and well, all I can say is that I'm glad it's over and I have a weekend to look forward to. That also explains the lack of blog posts in the past week, I've just come home from work too exhausted to type up anything but thanks for the comments that all of you have left. It's always great to come back to my blog and know that I have readers out there.

Well I mentioned earlier that I was quite addicted to wagyu beef. We had another BBQ at home last weekend and mum, since learning of my addiction to wagyu, went out to buy more wagyu (shall I say, more than what she did last time) for the BBQ. We ended up having way too much wagyu to cook that night so there were about 3 slabs left over for the next day. Between J&I myself, we were quick to gobble these up (wagyu beef goes down so smoothly - you hardly even need to chew it!); anyway, here's what I made:

The ingredients: Wagyu Beef, Rocket, Sliced Cucumber, Grated Carrot, Lavosh Bread and Nando's Hot Peri Peri Sauce (between Mum and I, we have now stocked up on the whole range of Nando's sauces available at supermarkets!)
Never overcook your wagyu. Look how pretty the pink is between the two seared surfaces (these slabs we had took about 2.5 minutes on each side).
Dose with a generous serving of Nando's Hot Peri Peri Sauce.
The tricky bit is wrapping this up so you can eat it. The Lavosh bread rips quite easily - anyway I've left you with a nice picture of my meal before I had to grab it all together and have sauce dripping out all over the place.

J had two of these for dinner and well, he wasn't really in the mood for conversation because he was happily chewing away. FYI: Originally I'd made us one each and half way through his, he'd perked up and asked about another one so I actually had to get up and make the other one. Good to see though that he finished dinner looking content.

It's really quite satisfying when you've cooked something and people ask for seconds and finish dinner with a smile on their face. And well, even the lack of conversation is excusable when you know that those eating are holding back on the conversation to attack into the food!


Bean Sprout's Cafe said...

Looks great ! I've never think about making steak wraps.. looks easy and not boring. Oh, today I just bought the Nando's Hot Peri Peri Sauce.. lol

Stephcookie said...

Mmmm this looks like the best wrap ever!

panda said...

beansprout - if you can get your hands on some wagyu, you'll realise how great these steak wraps are. and seriously, i think i'm going to overdose on nando's peri peri sauce; it's so tasty!

steph - thanks! key ingredients are the wagyu and the nando's sauce. With the two, you can pretty much add anything else to it and it'll taste great!

Anonymous said...

Mmm yum! I am addicted to Wagyu too an nice idea making it weeknight friendly by putting it in wraps :D

panda said...

nqn - after eating wagyu, i just can't go back to eating a normal steak :P anyway, if you're making this, don't forget the nando's sauce, wagyu and nando's sauce go heaps well together!

char said...

yum ! looks very inspiring :)though we're trying to steer away from wagyu these days after joey the dog got a heart attack :(

hey, i'm sure i've seen this on your blog, but can't find the post now: recipe for green tea muffins? want to try baking some !

panda said...

char - very true, i would also eat wagyu in moderation. it's probably a good thing that wagyu is so expensive.

recipe for those green tea muffins was on my old xanga site, the link:
lol, i'd almost forgotten about this blog's previous life :P