Friday, May 6, 2011

Steak Rolls? Really?

Hey bloggers, I don't have a whole heck of a lot to say today. It's just been one of "those" days. I mean, if it weren't for pure adoration for you all, my lazy butt would be in bed. Actually, I probably wouldn't be, but I would be off on other adventures. But anyway, we have ourselves something a tad bit different today. I'm not a steak lover by any means, but I'm sure a lot of you are. This one's for you guys! Here we go!

Pan Seared Steak Rolls

 You will need:

  • 8 ounces flank steak or 8 thin sliced sirloin
For the Marinade
  •  1 tablespoon soy sauce
  •  1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  •  freshly ground pepper
For the Sauce
  •  1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  •  1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  •  2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  •  1/4 cup canned chicken broth
For the Filling
  •  1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  •  1 teaspoon minced garlic
  •  1 teaspoon minced ginger
  •  1 carrot, cut into 2 inch matchsticks
  •  1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 2 inch strips
  •  2 ribs celery, sliced thin on diagonal
  •  1 tablespoon soy sauce
  •  1 teaspoon sesame oil
  •  12 chives, cut into 3 inches long
  •  4 ounces enoki mushrooms
  •  2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  •  2 teaspoons butter
  •  1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Freeze the steak for 30 minutes until partially frozen.
  2. Slice steak against the grain, on the diagonal, into 8 equally thin pieces.
  3. Use a meat mallet to pound each piece of meat to 1/8 inch thick. If using thin sliced sirloin, skip this step.
  4. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl and add the meat slices. Let stand for 15 minutes, or up to 2 hours.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the sauce ingredients.
  6. To prepare the filling, heat a wok or skillet over high heat.
  7. When hot, add vegetable oil, swirling to coat the sides.
  8. Add garlic and ginger and fry for 20 seconds.
  9. Add carrot, bell pepper, celery and stir fry for 1 minute.
  10. Add soy sauce, sesame oil and stir.
  11. Transfer to a bowl and let cool.
  12. To make the beef rolls, lay beef slices out with short side facing you.
  13. Equally divide the chives, enoki mushrooms and vegetable mixture among the pieces of meat.
  14. Roll the beef up, over the filling and secure with a toothpick.
  15. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  16. Add the vegetable oil and butter, swirling to coat bottom.
  17. When hot, add the beef rolls, seam side down, not touching and pan fry for 1 minute, then turn them over.
  18. Add sauce to the pan.
  19. Cover and simmer over medium heat until the beef is just cooked through, or 1 to 2 minutes.
  20. Remove the toothpick and sprinkle with sesame seeds to serve.

There you go! I think this would make a wonderful date night dinner, or just something for whenever. It's a great looking meal and I hope you all enjoy it! I'm coming back tomorrow with 3 exciting Mother's Day recipes including breakfast, lunch, and dinner! See you all then. Good night!