Japanese Beef and Vegetables Rolls


Ingredients for 4 servings:
1. 1 large carrot
2. 12 small asparagus spears
3. 4 green onions
4. 12 slices filet of beef (thin slices)
5. 1 tablespoon oil (I use olive oil but vegetable would be fine.)
6. 80 ml mirin or 80 ml sweet rice wine
7. 60 ml Japanese soy sauce
8. 3 tablespoons sake
9. 1 tablespoon sugar
10. 2 tablespoons cornflour

1. Using a vegetable peeler slice carrot into thin strips, lengthways. Cut strips to fit beef slices.
2. Lay beef slices flat sift about 1 tablespoon of cornflour over the top. Lay 2 pieces each of carrot and onion and top with an asparagus spear, roll up beef and secure with kitchen string or toothpicks. Dust rolls with remaining cornflour.
3. Heat the oil in a pan, add rolls, cook until browned all over. Remove rolls from pan, wipe oil from pan with absorbent paper.
4. Return rolls to pan, add combined mirin, sake, soy sauce and sugar, bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer rolls, stirring occasionally, until cooked through. If you prefer a thicker sauce remove rolls from pan and bring mixture to the boil to thicken or add just a small amount of cornflour mixed with water to thicken the sauce. Return rolls to pan to coat with sauce.
5. Remove rolls from pan, cool 2 minutes. Remove and discard toothpicks, cut rolls in half, arrange on a serving plate and pour remaining sauce over.

Enjoy your meal!

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