Salt-baked Wagyu ChillaxBBQ style
My great mate Ranners sends me a YouTube of these crazy guys cooking a steak in quite a ‘new’ way for me. These guys were like Italian gangsters, remember Paulie from Goodfellas? Yeap that’s them. Anyways I was intrigued by the said video and so took it upon myself to have a crack and create Salt-baked Wagyu ChillaxBBQ style. I have done salt-baked fish before but never steak. So this is truly virgin territory for me and for ChillaxBBQ. There is no pressure on me for this, other than that I have committed to cooking this for a forthcoming ChillaxBBQ in September for a 30th Birthday Party. Yeah, no pressure – NOT!!!
Here we go, here comes Salt-baked Wagyu ChillaxBBQ style.
OK with hindsight I should have realised my steak was not on the bone so would cook quicker. I should not have used garlic salt but instead, use garlic powder. I should have had her in for about 80 minutes on 90 degrees to get medium-rare. My BAD. So she came out medium. But that’s OK as that is wifey, Amy and Jude’s preference anyway. I should also invest in one of those blue-tooth thermometers too as you can’t see or touch the teak to test its doneness as it is encased in salt. All very good lessons learnt for the next time I do this. (Yes I have just ordered a blue-tooth thermometer ha ha!)
The steak is super tender and massively juicy. It has a major punch of salt of course, so this is cracking beer food. I think for future we bring this out in the salt crust and chargrill it there and then in front of the punter. Carve on the platter with a dollop or two of Dijon Mustard to cut through some of the salt. BOOM!!! This was a fantastic experiment. This was Salt-baked Wagyu ChillaxBBQ style. You have a crack at this. It’s an incredible way to cook your steak, go on give it a go – ENJOY!!!