Beef & Asparagus Negimaki Rolls
From EatingWell: May/June 2013
This Japanese recipe for beef negimaki rolls (in which beef flavored with teriyaki sauce is wrapped around scallions) includes asparagus as well for extra vegetables.
- 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound), trimmed
- 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and halved crosswise
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 1/4 pounds skirt steak (see Tip), trimmed
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
- Preheat one side of the grill to medium-high (or build a medium-high-heat fire on one side of a charcoal grill); leave the other side unheated.
- Mix hoisin, water, tomato paste, vinegar, sesame oil and crushed red pepper in a medium bowl until smooth. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a small bowl. Set the rest aside.
- Toss asparagus, scallions, canola oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
- Cut steak in half lengthwise, then cut each long strip in half crosswise to make four 2-by-6-inch pieces. Pound any uneven pieces to a 1/4- to 1/2-inch thickness. Brush the top side of the steak pieces with the 2 tablespoons of sauce. Divide asparagus and scallions among the steak pieces, placing the bundles across the middle. Fold and roll the steak over the bundles and thread a skewer through the overlapping ends of the steak and through the bundle to hold the rolls together.
- Place the rolls seam-side down on the hot side of the grill for 5 minutes. Turn and grill until the second side is beginning to char, about 5 minutes more. Move the rolls to the unheated side, cover and cook for about 5 minutes more for medium steak.
- Remove from the grill. Brush the steak with some of the reserved sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with the remaining sauce for dipping.
Tips & Notes
- Tip: Skirt steak—a relatively inexpensive, thin, long cut with a rich, beefy flavor—is becoming more widely available. Call ahead to make sure the market has it or ask your butcher to order it for you. For this recipe, you’ll need a piece that’s about 12 inches by 4 inches.
Per serving: 300 calories; 14 g fat (4 g sat, 6 g mono); 88 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrates; 3 g added sugars; 33 g protein; 2 g fiber; 461 mg sodium; 739 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Zinc (41% daily value), Folate (30% dv), Potassium (21% dv), Iron (20% dv), Vitamin A (19% dv), Vitamin C (16% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 4 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat
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- Total Time
- 45 minutes or less
- Main Ingredient
- Preparation/ Technique
- Type of Dish
- Main dish, meat
- May/June 2013