Asparagus wrapped in Meat (Japanese style). Great recipe for Asparagus wrapped in Meat (Japanese style). This is a takeoff of a Japanese dish called Negimaki. The original is made with green onions (scallions) but my wife and daughter are not a fan, so I changed it up to use asparagus.
Beef and asparagus rolls are known as, aspara nikumaki, in Japanese. Aspara means asparagus; niku means beef and maki means roll or wrap. In this dish, thinly sliced beef is marinated in a sweet and savory soy glaze, then wrapped around blanched asparagus spears and then pan-cooked. You can have Asparagus wrapped in Meat (Japanese style) using 10 ingredients and 13 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Asparagus wrapped in Meat (Japanese style)
- You need of Asparagus.
- It’s 4 of small asparagus per roll (adjust to your sizes).
- It’s 1/2 cup of soy sauce (low sodium I use).
- Prepare 1/2 cup of mirin OR 3 tablespoons honey and 6 tablespoons water.
- You need 3-4 of garlic cloves (to your taste).
- You need of Meat Rolls.
- You need as needed of toothpicks or twine to hold rolls together.
- You need 1 of salt to taste.
- You need 1 of black pepper to taste.
- You need 1 pound of approximately pork.
Toss scallions and asparagus in olive oil. Dip beef slice in soy sauce mixture and place on a clean work surface; season with pepper. Place an asparagus spear and a piece of green onion on the beef slice and roll up. Do the same with the remaining asparagus and beef.
Asparagus wrapped in Meat (Japanese style) step by step
- Clean and trim your asparagus.
- Clean and mince your garlic.
- Add the soy sauce, mirin or honey water and garlic to a skillet large enough to cook the asparagus. Put it on medium low heat. Stir until it comes to a bubble..
- Add asparagus. Bring back to a bubble, cook about 4 minutes for thin asparagus, 6 minutes for thicker. Stir frequently..
- Take asparagus off heat, set aside to cool so you can handle it..
- While the asparagus is cooling, prep your meat. If you are not using thin sliced meat, place your meat between plastic wrap, and pound it to about 1/8 inch (3 mm)..
- Layout your thin pieces. Salt and pepper to taste. Place the asparagus on them for wrapping..
- Roll them up as best you can. not too tight, it can tear the meat, but to loose and the asparagus might not heat properly. Secure with toothpicks or twine..
- Brush or spray your rolls with a oil. Sesame is really good of you have it, but any will work..
- A charcoal or gas grill is sweet for grilling, but I am using a stove top grill here..
- Baste with the remaining sauce the asparagus was cooked in..
- Turn and baste until cooked to your liking..
- Serve, shown here with Texas (thick sliced) garlic toast..
Asparagus Rolls with Pork is a very quick and simple dish, perfect as a starter as well as a side. They are flavoured in not-so-sweet teriyaki sauce to give a Japanese touch to the dish. You often encounter asparagus wrapped in prosciutto or bacon in Western dishes. But the Japanese version of wrapped asparagus uses thinly sliced pork. Blanch the asparagus in a saucepan until tender.