Recently my business partner Kim Wilson and I grilled steaks for friends.
We decided to go all out, and as I had a trip to Jackson planned anyway, we drove the few extra miles to Flora and visited a shop that is coming up on many people’s radars.
The Flora Butcher is the only place I know of that sells wagyu beef, and it is raised in northern Louisiana. This full-service butcher shop also offers pork, other meat products, and lots of Mississippi-made products, but its main business is wagyu beef.
Now I know you are going to think me crazy, but we found wagyu ribeye steaks for $25 a pound, and you are going to think me out of my mind, but I turned those down in favor of dry aged wagyu ribeye steaks that set us back $38 a pound.
It just might have been a once-in-a-lifetime thing, but it was worth every bite. We cooked the steaks sous vide, after seasoning them with thyme, fresh ground black pepper and olive oil, then seared them on a screaming hot grill.
We served them over cheese grits, and a garnish of asparagus and grilled tomatoes. I may be nuts, but I’ll remember this meal for a long, long time.