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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie Clark Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie Clark

Asian Beef Rolls

Roll a colorful Asian-inspired beef main dish for a fun restaurant-quality dinner. While the rolls are perfectly portioned for dinner, they could also be served as a festive appetizer at your next cocktail party.

Cooking Light AUGUST 2009

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 4 rolls)
  • Prep time:30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound flank steak, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 48 (1 1/2-inch-long) pieces green onion tops (about 16 onions)
  • 48 (1 1/2-inch-long) red bell pepper strips (about 1 large pepper)
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

1. Cut steak diagonally across grain into 16 thin slices. Combine steak, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon vinegar, mirin, and sesame oil in a shallow dish. Marinate steak 10 minutes, turning occasionally.

2. Remove steak from marinade, reserving marinade. Place 1 steak slice on a cutting board or work surface; arrange 3 green onion pieces and 3 bell pepper strips on the end of steak slice. Roll up; set aside, seam side down. Repeat procedure with remaining steak strips, onion pieces, and bell pepper pieces.

3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place beef rolls in pan, seam side down; cook 7 minutes, turning once.

4. While beef rolls cook, bring reserved marinade to a boil over medium-high heat; cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar. Drizzle sauce over rolls.

Spicy ginger noodles: Combine 3 cups hot cooked linguine, 1 tablespoon canola oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger, 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 204
  • Fat: 6.8g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 25.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 7.7g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Iron: 2.3mg
  • Sodium: 589mg
  • Calcium: 38mg
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