Japanese Beef Rolls with Mizkan Ponzu
This is the second installment of Mizkan, Bringing Flavor to Life campaign on Rasa Malaysia. (Please check out the Salmon Teriyaki recipe and the Mizkan landing page.) The featured recipe today is Japanese beef rolls and enoki mushroom with Ponzu sauce.
One of the defining characteristics of Japanese cuisine is its emphasis on visual presentation, and this recipe delivers just that. This is often my go-to recipe whenever I have a party, or whenever I wish to impress my guests. These beef rolls are best served as an appetizer as your guests take in sips of wine and mingle around. They certainly have that WOW factor and absolutely delicious…
This beef roll recipe is inspired by the popular beef tataki, or sliced seared beef prepared using the tataki cooking technique. Traditionally, tataki-style beef are prepared using a Japanese mesh grill tray over charcoal fire, with only the surface of the beef cooked. Then, the meat is plunged into a bowl of cold water to stop the beef from cooking. For my beef roll recipe, I adapted and simplified the cooking method so everyone can attempt it easily at home. I prefer my beef cooked so I used a non-stick pan and seared the beef until slightly charred on the surface.
Two of the most important components of this recipe is the marinade and the serving sauce. For the marinade, I used Mizkan (Bonito Flavored) Soup Base and Mizkan HONTERI Mirin Seasoning, and for the serving, I drizzled the beef rolls with Mizkan AJIPON® Ponzu Citrus Seasoned Soy Sauce. I especially love the Ponzu sauce as it adds a citrusy flavor to the beef rolls and complements the taste beautifully.
Ponzu has become more common due to the increased popularity of Japanese cuisine. Nowadays, you can easily find Ponzu at regular grocery stores here in the United States. There are many brands of Ponzu available, but Mizkan AJIPON® Ponzu is the best, in all honesty. I am saying this not because I am working with Mizkan, but because I have another bottle of Ponzu by another Japanese manufacturer in my pantry. After a side-by-side taste test, Mizkan AJIPON® Ponzu is a clear winner.
Do try out this Japanese beef rolls recipe. It’s really quite a treat.
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