Braised Zabuton with Coffee Beans

Braised Zabuton with Coffee Beans

Braised Zabuton with Coffee Beans

The small flap of meat between the chuck and the rib eye in Wagyu is called the zabuton, meaning "cushion" in Japanese. Nicely marbled with intramuscular fat, the little-known cut—sometimes dubbed a Denver steak—is buttery and rich.Andre Baranowski

The small flap of meat between the chuck and the rib eye in Wagyu is called the zabuton, meaning "cushion" in Japanese. Nicely marbled with intramuscular fat, the little-known cut—sometimes dubbed a Denver steak—is buttery and rich. Try it in this satisfying, spicy braise with coffee beans, star anise, jalapeños, and cilantro, from Oliver Ridgeway of Grange Restaurant & Bar, in Sacramento, California.