Japanese Kobe tenderloin is the least fatty cut of beef, but very tender. Kobe Beef is a variety of meat obtained from Japanese beef cattle and is considered the most prized in the world. What most distinguishes it is the marbling of the meat : that is, the intramuscular fat veins, which in this animal are more evenly and homogeneously distributed than in other types of meat on the market. The presence of this high amount of fat allows the meat to be particularly tasty and tender.
It is important that the meat is not cold, so we suggest to let it rest for 30-60 minutes at room temperature before cooking, so that the rich fat veins can soften.
It can be cooked using a frying pan, which must be hot and lightly brushed with a little oil, or on the grill, with the meat at a distance of about 10 centimeters from the fire.
Cooking is very quick, about 30 seconds per side, turning the meat twice for a total of 2 minutes. Once the cooking is complete, it is important to lay the meat on a previously heated plate and let it rest for about 3 minutes before cutting and serving.
What does Kobe mean?
Kobe beef is a registered trademark in Japan, and in order to obtain the trademark the cattle must be of the Tajima breed and born in Hyogo Prefecture; the breeder must be a member of the Hyogo Federation; slaughtering must happen in Hyogo Prefecture; the marbling must be sixth level or higher; the weight of the cattle must be less than 470 kilograms.
Why is Kobe Beef so special?
There are many reasons why it is such a prized meat. What is certain is that Kobe cattle are raised on special farms, where they are free to graze freely while eating the highest quality food, which raises the value and quality of their meat. They are fed mainly on rice, which provides a whiter marbling. The cattle are also brushed very often with firm but gentle movements that actually may resemble a massage.
Kobe beef Tenderloin
Vacuum pack of 150 gr approx.
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