Pan Seared Wagyu Steak With Sweet Potato Dumpling

Wagyu steakSweet Potatoes and Wagyu SteakSteak is one of my greatest food weakness, next only to Foie Gras. If I could, I would eat steak everyday! With the increasing ease of buying high quality steaks at retail outlets, I can now spoil myself more often. For the sides, instead of the usual potato type dishes, I recommend this sweet potato alternative which gives a great contrast to the saltiness and fatty flavors this beautiful piece of meat offers.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 2 pieces of 150g to 200g of Wagyu Ribeye
  • 1 large or 2 medium sweet potato (any variety will work)
  • Corn or rice flour
  • Nutmeg Powder
  • Cinnamon Power

Getting it done! (Sweet Potato Dumpling)

  1. Prepare this side dish before you start cooking the steaks
  2. Peel the skin off the potatoes
  3. Steam or bake (200 Celsius) the sweet potatoes for 30 minutes or until soft
  4. Using a potato masher, mash until you get a smooth mixture
  5. Add 3 tablespoon of flour and stir well
  6. Place a sheet of baking paper or aluminum foil on a large flat plate
  7. Using 2 clean tablespoons, shape the potato into dumpling shapes by scraping it from 1 spoon to another
  8. You’ll probably need to wash the spoons after every 4 to 5 dumplings
  9. Set aside and place in freezer for at least 30 minutes to set
  10. To a non stick pan, add about 2 to 3 cm of palm oil (or any vegetable oil)
  11. Over medium heat, bring the oil to about 150 Celsius (or when bubbles come out rapidly from a wooden chopsticks)
  12. Remove the dumpling from the freezer and using a spoon or your hands, carefully place it into the oil
  13. Cook each side for about 1 to 2 minutes or until you start to see it caramelizing (turning brown)
  14. You should be able to turn it on 3 sides
  15. Set aside until ready to serve

Getting it done! (Pan Seared Steaks)

  1. Season both sides with a few pinches of salt and pepper
  2. If you have garlic or celery salt, use that instead as it gives even more flavor
  3. To a grill pan (if you want fancy grill marks) or a heavy bottom pan, over medium heat, add a bit of any oil except extra virgin olive oil
  4. When the oil starts to smoke, place the steaks at a 90 degree angle to the grill pattern
  5. After 1 minute, turn the steaks clockwise to a 45 degree angle, leave for 1 more minute
  6. Thereafter, flip and repeat to cook the other side
  7. This 4 minute cooking should give you a medium done steak for a steak of this size
  8. Let it rest for 2 minutes, quarter each steak and assemble
  9. Done!
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