Negimaki (Japanese Steak Rolls) Recipe
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Negimaki (Japanese Steak Rolls)
1/2 cup dark soy sauce
1/4 cup sake
1/4 cup mirin
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 pound sirloin steak
6 green onions
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Combine the soy sauce, sake, mirin and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over
medium heat until the sauce is thick and syrupy, about 25 minutes. Pour into a
small bowl and set it aside to cool.
Thinly slice the steak lengthwise into 2 to 3 slices, one-eighth-inch to
one-fourth-inch thick. Place a steak slice flat on a cutting board or other work
surface and pound to flatten. Arrange two green onions, trimmed to fit the
steak, along the bottom edge. Roll the steak tightly around the green onions,
until the steak is a cylinder. Tie each end of the cylinder with kitchen string
to keep it from unrolling. Repeat this process with the remaining steak and
Heat the sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the beef rolls and cook
until they are brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Pour the sauce over the
rolls and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes.
Remove the rolls from the skillet, cut off the string and slice the rolls into
1-inch pieces. Spoon the sauce over the sliced rolls, and serve.