The Ultimate Guide to Cooking the Perfect Wagyu Ribeye Steak

Pan seared wagyu ribeye steaks with rosemary and herb butter in a cast iron skillet

You’ll Love This Wagyu Ribeye Steak

“Indulge in tender and juicy restaurant-quality wagyu steaks made by none other than yourself. It doesn’t get much better than this! So delicious!”

Foolproof Cooking

Cooking an expensive cut of meat can be intimidating, but fret not. With our detailed instructions and valuable tips, you can achieve the perfect steak every time.

Easy Preparation

This delectable steak recipe only requires four simple ingredients and minimal steps from start to finish. You’ll have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes, making it an effortless meal for any day of the week.

Healthy Choice

Not only is this recipe incredibly flavorful, but it also caters to various dietary needs. It is gluten-free, paleo, Whole30, low carb, keto, and sugar-free. You can pair it with your preferred sides to customize the meal accordingly.

What You Will Need

To make this mouthwatering dish, gather the following ingredients and tools:

  • Olive Oil (you can also use grapeseed oil)
  • Wagyu ribeye steaks (at least 1″ thick)
  • Kosher salt (our preferred choice)
  • Ground black pepper
  • Instant-read thermometer (to ensure your steak reaches the perfect temperature)

Cooking Instructions

Follow these simple steps to prepare the wagyu ribeye steak:


Generously rub both sides of the steaks with salt and pepper. Allow them to sit for 30 minutes at room temperature or refrigerate them in an airtight plastic bag for 24 hours.

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Remove the steaks from the refrigerator approximately 35 minutes before cooking to bring them to room temperature.

Preheat a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and heat until it just begins to smoke.

Place the steaks in the hot skillet and sear each side for 4 to 5 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 125 to 130 degrees F.


Remove the steaks from the heat and transfer them to a clean cutting board or platter. Cover them with foil and let them rest for 5 to 6 minutes.

Hint: Allowing the steaks to rest after cooking enables the meat to reabsorb its juices, resulting in a more tender and flavorful outcome.

Serving Suggestions

Here are a few delectable ways to serve your wagyu steaks:

  • Create a perfect meal by serving them alongside steakhouse creamed spinach and a blue cheese wedge salad.
  • Enhance the flavors by topping your steak with Garlic Herb Compound Butter or our special Steak Butter. You can even cook the steaks with garlic and herb-infused butter for extra richness.
  • For additional recipe ideas, visit our website Hook’d Up Bar and Grill for inspiration on side dishes, desserts, and cocktails.


Here are a few ways to add your personal touch to this recipe:

  • Infuse your steaks with the aroma of fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme while basting them with butter.
  • Experiment with different salted steak seasonings or spice blends as substitutes for salt and pepper. Our pot roast seasoning or chipotle seasoning can add unique flavors to your steaks.
  • Feel free to customize the rub by adding your favorite spices and seasonings.
  • Add some heat to your steaks by incorporating cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or hot sauce into the rub.
  • This cooking method works well with other proteins such as chicken, pork, or fish. Feel free to explore!
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Top Tips

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, microwave the leftovers until the steaks are heated through. Be cautious not to overcook them.
  • We do not recommend freezing the cooked steak, as it tends to lose moisture and texture upon thawing.

More Steak Recipes

Looking for more steak inspiration? Check out these incredible recipes:

  • How To Grill A Ribeye Steak
  • Grilling Filet Mignon
  • Pan Seared Ribeye Steak
  • Herbed Butter Steak (Simple Steak Recipe Grilled)
  • Pan Seared Cowboy Steak
  • Cube Steak in the Oven
  • Crock Pot Cube Steak
  • Mongolian Beef and Broccoli (using sirloin steak)

Enjoy your journey to steak perfection with Hook’d Up Bar and Grill!